Saturday, January 31, 2009

Summer Flicks Take Center Stage on Super Bowl Sunday

Even though most expect this year’s Super Bowl matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers to be a fairly one-sided affair—my money’s on the Steel City winning by a lot—at least the commercials should be pretty entertaining. According to Variety, movie studios are capitalizing on the estimated 100 million U.S. viewers with an impressive lineup of teaser trailers airing during the game. Advertisements have been announced for high-profile summer releases including J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot, Stephen Sommers’ G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and Michael Bay’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. I could probably point out that the latter two are basically ads for two-hour Hasbro toy commercials, but that would just be downright cynical.

Which commercial am I most looking forward to? I’m gonna have to go with the Transformers sequel. Not much is known about Revenge of the Fallen, and it will be a lot of fun seeing the Autobots and Decepticons in action once again. Oh, and the sequel promises more Megan Fox, so that might have something to do with my excitement. Ahem.

Enjoy the game, Wortmaniacs!

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