When we weren’t crying over the Nationwide ad, singing along to Katy Perry’s halftime show, or screaming / cackling at Pete Carroll’s ill-fated fourth-quarter call, we were oohing and ahhing over the many many Super Bowl movie trailers unveiled last night.
Everything from Ted 2 to Tomorrowland was represented, with more robots, dinosaurs, flying cars, and college a cappella singers than you could shake a stick at. Watch all of the 2015 Super Bowl movie trailers after the jump.
Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Jeanine (Kate Winslet) don’t hold back in this Matrix-flavored Insurgent spot, but the flying-out-of-a-skyscraper sequence looks less impressive after you’ve seen the Furious 7 gang drive out of a skyscraper and into another skyscraper.
Focus Features is very proud of the fact that the first Fifty Shades of Grey trailer was viewed over 250 million times, but this new Fifty Shades of Grey Super Bowl spot has a ways to go if it wants to catch up. At time of writing, the YouTube counter was only in the six digits.
“This takes crazy to a whole ‘nother level!” declares Tyrese Gibson at one point, and he’s right. Packed with fast cars, big guns, beautiful men and women, and hilariously, gloriously improbable action, the Furious 7 spot was just what we needed after commercial after commercial featuring dead kids and daddy issues.
And here’s the inevitable Deflategate reference.
Pixar’s Inside Out eschewed the Super Bowl for a more low-key evening watching the Puppy Bowl. But when your entire cast consists of pure, unfettered emotions, things are bound to get very dramatic anyway.