All the Movie Related Super Bowl Ads: ROBIN HOOD, THE WOLFMAN, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, THE LAST AIRBENDER

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During tonight’s Super Bowl, a bunch of commercials for upcoming movies were shown.  In case you missed the game, they showed ads for Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, Joe Johnston’s The Wolfman, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, Mike Newell’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, The Crazies, Antoine Fuqua’s Brooklyn’s Finest, and M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender.  If you missed the game or just want to rewatch the ads, they’re all after the jump, along with the synopses.

I gotta say, the one ad that definitely has me more excited for the film is The Last Airbender.  The visuals looks very cool and when you’re showing an ad to a room full of drunk football fans, it’s not the dialogue that sells a film…it’s the visuals.  I used to be a big M. Night fan…I’m hoping this film delivers the goods.

Which movie ad do you think was the best?  Let me know in the comments.

The Last Airbender movie image .jpgM. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender

Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. Caught between combat and courage, Aang (Noah Ringer) discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with Katara (Nicola Peltz), a Waterbender, and her brother, Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), to restore balance to their war-torn world.

Based on the hugely successful Nickelodeon animated TV series, the live-action feature film “The Last Airbender” is the opening chapter in Aang’s struggle to survive.

The Wolfman movie - wolfman.jpgTHE WOLFMAN

Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror, The Wolfman brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins.  Oscar® winner Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes.  Reunited with his estranged father (Oscar® winner Anthony Hopkins), Talbot sets out to find his brother…and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself.

Lawrence Talbot’s childhood ended the night his mother died.  After he left the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor, he spent decades recovering and trying to forget.  But when his brother’s fiancée, Gwen Conliffe (Emily Blunt), tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns home to join the search.  He learns that something with brute strength and insatiable bloodlust has been killing the villagers, and that a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline (Hugo Weaving) has come to investigate.

As he pieces together the gory puzzle, he hears of an ancient curse that turns the afflicted into werewolves when the moon is full.  Now, if he has any chance at ending the slaughter and protecting the woman he has grown to love, Talbot must destroy the vicious creature in the woods surrounding Blackmoor.  But as he hunts for the nightmarish beast, a simple man with a tortured past will uncover a primal side to himself…one he never imagined existed.

SHUTTER ISLAND

Nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems. And neither is Teddy Daniels. Is he there to find a missing patient? Or has he been sent to look into rumors of Ashecliffe’s radical approach to psychiatry? The closer Teddy and Chuck get to the truth, the more elusive it becomes, and the more they begin to believe that they may never leave Shutter Island. Because someone is trying to drive them insane…

prince_persia_sands_time_jake_gyllenhaal_movie_poster_01.jpgPRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME

From the team that brought the “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy to the big screen, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films present PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME, an epic action-adventure set in the mystical lands of Persia.  A rogue prince (JAKE GYLLENHAAL) reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess (GEMMA ARTERTON) and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time-a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

Directed by Mike Newell (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”) with a cast that includes SIR BEN KINGSLEY and ALFRED MOLINA, and a screenplay by Doug Miro & Carlo Bernard from a screen story by Jordan Mechner and Boaz Yakin, PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME hits theaters Memorial Day Weekend, 2010.


alice_in_wonderland_triptych_character_poster_mad_hatter_johnny_depp_01.jpgALICE IN WONDERLAND (In Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D)

From Walt Disney Pictures and visionary director Tim Burton comes an epic 3D fantasy adventure ALICE IN WONDERLAND, a magical and imaginative twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time.  JOHNNY DEPP stars as the Mad Hatter and MIA WASIKOWSKA as 19-year-old Alice, who returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends:  the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, and of course, the Mad Hatter.  Alice embarks on a fantastical journey to find her true destiny and end the Red Queen’s reign of terror.  The all-star cast also includes ANNE HATHAWAY, HELENA BONHAM CARTER and CRISPIN GLOVER. The screenplay is by Linda Woolverton.

Capturing the wonder of Lewis Carroll’s beloved “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” (1865) and “Through the Looking-Glass” (1871) with stunning, avant-garde visuals and the most charismatic characters in literary history, ALICE IN WONDERLAND comes to the big screen in Disney Digital 3DTM on March 5, 2010.

The Crazies movie poster.jpgTHE CRAZIES

Imagine living in a small town where everything is safe and happy…until suddenly it isn’t.  Imagine your friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.  In a terrifying tale of the “American Dream” gone horribly wrong, four friends find themselves trapped in their hometown in The Crazies, a reinvention of the George Romero classic directed by Breck Eisner from a screenplay by Ray Wright (Pulse, Case 39) and Scott Kosar (The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

David Dutten (Timothy Olyphant) is sheriff of Ogden Marsh, a picture-perfect American town with happy, law-abiding citizens.  But one night, one of them comes to a school baseball game with a loaded shotgun, ready to kill.  Another man burns down his own house…after locking his wife and young son in a closet inside.  Within days, the town has transformed into a sickening asylum; people who days ago lived quiet, unremarkable lives have now become depraved, blood-thirsty killers, hiding in the darkness with guns and knives.  Sheriff Dutten tries to make sense of what’s happening as the horrific, nonsensical violence escalates.  Something is infecting the citizens of Ogden Marsh…with insanity.

Now complete anarchy reigns as one by one the townsfolk succumb to an unknown toxin and turn sadistically violent.  In an effort to keep the madness contained, the government uses deadly force to close off all access and won’t let anyone in or out – even those uninfected.  The few still sane find themselves trapped: Sheriff Dutten; his pregnant wife, Judy (Radha Mitchell); Becca (Danielle Panabaker), an assistant at the medical center; and Russell (Joe Anderson), Dutten’s deputy and right-hand man.  Forced to band together, an ordinary night becomes a horrifying struggle for survival as they do their best to get out of town alive.

Brooklyns Finest movie poster.jpgBROOKLYN’S FINEST

In the course of one chaotic week, the lives of three conflicted New York City police officers are dramatically transformed by their involvement in a massive drug operation in Brooklyn’s Finest, a searing new crime drama from acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day).

Burned out veteran Eddie Dugan (Golden Globe®-winner Richard Gere) is just one week away from his pension and a fishing cabin in Connecticut. Narcotics officer Sal Procida (Oscar® nominee Ethan Hawke) has discovered there’s no line he won’t cross to provide a better life for his long-suffering wife and seven children. And Clarence “Tango” Butler (Oscar® nominee Don Cheadle) has been undercover so long his loyalties have started to shift from his fellow police officers to his prison buddy Caz (Wesley Snipes), one of Brooklyn’s most infamous drug dealers. With personal and work pressures bearing down on them, each man faces daily tests of judgment and honor in one of the world’s most difficult jobs.

ROBIN HOOD

Oscar® winner Russell Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as “Robin Hood,” whose exploits have endured in popular mythology and ignited the imagination of those who share his spirit of adventure and righteousness.  In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power.  And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.

The untitled Robin Hood adventure chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard’s army against the French.  Upon Richard’s death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Oscar® winner Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest.  Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life.  Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff.

With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure.  This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.

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  • Chandler1

    I'm really surprised that there wasn't an Iron Man 2 ad

  • bentleyon20s

    Definetly the Last Airbender was good. Just feel bad for all the kids that will tell their parents they want to go see the avatar movie and getting the response “I already took you to that in January!”

  • NightAvatar

    Robin Hood finally looks interesting. The effects in Airbender look FREAKING AWESOME! I can't wait for that.

  • NightAvatar

    I guess they didn't need Iron Man 2 – the cost for a Super Bowl ad is INSANE (several million dollars). Maybe they figured they'd do better to invest their money elsewhere.

  • kor

    No clash of the titans tv spot yet? DAMN

  • jewsies

    Alice in Wonderland looks really good.

  • Dar

    Let's see..

    The Last Airbender: Hm… might be good.

    The Wolfman: Looks awesome!

    Prince of Persia: In the words of Doug Walker: “Oh my god, this is gonna blow…”

    Three-Hundre-I mean “Robin Hood”: …No comment.

  • Gus

    you're absolutely right. Robin Hood was definitely improved over the first trailer i saw. and I was indifferent about Airbender before, but that trailer looked great. I'm definitely pumped to check that one out!

  • Oron Zchut

    I'm really looking forward to all of these actually. Wolfman probably the least, and I'm not sure which one the most, but they all look good. Prince of Persia actually looks like a decent video game movie for once, Robin Hood looks like medieval Gladiator, Alice in Wonderland looks fun, and I'll watch any Scorsese. Even the Last Airbender looks entertaining.

  • ha

    You compare Ridley the master Scott's RH to cgi crap 300? Pffff

  • ryan

    same here. i was actually waiting to see that trailer that premiered online two months ago.

  • Chip

    Why no Toy Story 3? That was the one I was waiting for!

  • http://twitter.com/Paulo645 João

    The Last Airbender is the best super bowl and i so excited to see the new trailer friday

  • The.Watcher

    I'm really excited for Robin Hood, it's got one of my all time fav actors and being directed by the one and only Ridley Scott! Hell Yeah! It's really interesting to note that in every movie Russel Crowe changes not just his appearance, manner of walking and accent, but actually his whole speech pattern. He's like a f#cking spy.

    Wolfman looks H.O.R.R.I.B.L.E. Can't believe Marvel hired that hack to make Cap USA.

    Airbender…I dare not hope. Let's face it: M.Night made 1 OK movie. That's it. The only reason people like 6th Sense is cos it has a great twist at the end, the actual movie isn't that great.

    Brooklyn's Finest MEH
    Crazies….Help Us, Indeed
    Alice should be interesting, hopefully better than Charlie (yech)
    PoP: SoT – I dunno, the game was awesome, from what I've seen the movie resembles the game quite a bit, so I'm interested.

    Shutter Island: DiCaprio + Scorsese? The ONLY time it didn't quite gel, was GoNY. It should be at least 3 kinds of awesome.

  • Corin Prendiville

    That is why it is now called THE LAST AIRBENDER. If the kid has a dime of brains then he/she should know to say that and not Avatar.

  • Corin Prendiville

    I'm most excited for The Prince of Persia, not because it looks the best or it has the most potential but because if it performs well then it will open the floodgates to dozens of other video game films to be made much like what happened to comic book films in the early 00's. I'm also looking forward to The Crazies just because I love zombie flicks and Timothy Olyphant is rad.

    The rest I'm obviously interested in as well.

  • The.Watcher

    I'm really excited for Robin Hood, it's got one of my all time fav actors and being directed by the one and only Ridley Scott! Hell Yeah! It's really interesting to note that in every movie Russel Crowe changes not just his appearance, manner of walking and accent, but actually his whole speech pattern. He's like a f#cking spy.

    Wolfman looks H.O.R.R.I.B.L.E. Can't believe Marvel hired that hack to make Cap USA.

    Airbender…I dare not hope. Let's face it: M.Night made 1 OK movie. That's it. The only reason people like 6th Sense is cos it has a great twist at the end, the actual movie isn't that great.

    Brooklyn's Finest MEH
    Crazies….Help Us, Indeed
    Alice should be interesting, hopefully better than Charlie (yech)
    PoP: SoT – I dunno, the game was awesome, from what I've seen the movie resembles the game quite a bit, so I'm interested.

    Shutter Island: DiCaprio + Scorsese? The ONLY time it didn't quite gel, was GoNY. It should be at least 3 kinds of awesome.

  • Corin Prendiville

    That is why it is now called THE LAST AIRBENDER. If the kid has a dime of brains then he/she should know to say that and not Avatar.

  • Corin Prendiville

    I'm most excited for The Prince of Persia, not because it looks the best or it has the most potential but because if it performs well then it will open the floodgates to dozens of other video game films to be made much like what happened to comic book films in the early 00's. I'm also looking forward to The Crazies just because I love zombie flicks and Timothy Olyphant is rad.

    The rest I'm obviously interested in as well.

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