The Super Bowl has been the place to kick off your event movie's advertising campaign ever since that memorable Independence Day trailer that played during Super Bowl XXX. Naturally that film's belated sequel is among the many films to have trailers run during the game. Let's take a look at some of the best...
While the title reeks of lameness, seeing Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in a Paul Greengrass film is always exciting. Who knows if this one will be any good, but it's gotta be better than that last one with Jeremy Renner. I didn't even finish watching that one.
The Jungle Book
I've got to be honest, I'm really excited for this one. I think Jon Favreau seems to have nailed the tone, which has to be faithful to Disney while honoring the source material in a better way than any of its predecessors. The effects work is incredible and the voice cast is formidable. Don't be surprised if this turns out to be one of 2016's best.
Independence Day: Resurgence
There's only two ways this one can go. A straight remake of the original or a hail mary pass that this sequel might actually save the genre it more or less created twenty years ago. I think the latter is possible, but not with Roland Emmerich behind the camera. Paul Verhoeven could maybe pull it off, and that's a big maybe. This will just be another Jurassic World, a huge nostalgic money maker for the studio and a huge nostalgia-buster for anyone paying attention.
Captain America: Civil War
I might want to see this, which is really saying something following the disastrous Age of Ultron. Stop showing me new footage though, you're going to ruin it... Just like you did with Age of Ultron. Also, I don't know about all that Dark Knight Rises-esque chanting.
No matter how many of these mediocrities they churn out, I will never not show up for them. I haven't loved any X-Men film since the second one, but the cast keeps me coming back, and this one's got Oscar Isaac.