Brainstorm: Super Bowl 2017 – Our top 5 Movie trailers

Many things happened during this year’s Super Bowl. The plucky young Falcons were latently smited by Tom Brady’s laser arm to win his 5th ring. Lady Gaga auditioned for the circus in her breathless speedrun through her musical discography.

Most importantly, however, we got another truckload of tantalising film trailers. Every time a Quarterback was tilted over (looking at you Tom Brady), or when the handsomely paid athletes asked for a time out – in which there were many – we were greeted with a slew of teasers; here are our best picks.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The Guardians are back, all in their retro Sci-fi glory! Another golden oldy (this time provided by Fleetwood Mac – The Chain) and even more dizzying glimpses at their expanded cast.

Do we see much of the plot? Nope. Does it look like it has captured the smirking fun from the original? Seems so.


LIFE looks like the menage-a-trois lovechild of Ridley Scott’s Alien, Danny Boyle’s Sunshine and Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity. Is that a good thing? It might be. Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal scowl behind spacesuits and an unknown but definitely murderous substance is wrecking havoc inside claustrophobic spaces.  Watch this space (see what we did there).


Hugh Jackman is back as the brooding, (extra) bearded anti-hero of basically all of the previous X-men films. But with gore, pained music and naughty words!

Logan now has a young and precocious child, roadtripping across beige landscapes and running away from a bald Stephen Merchant and a menacing Boyd Holbrook (straight off of the plane from Narcos). Will the film be naff? Maybe, but it probably won’t be worse than X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Pirates Of The Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

It’s at this point that the films are starting to blur together. Instead of a skeleton monkey, we have a skeleton parrot! Wow, what a difference.

More beaches, undead (of some variety) pirates and Geoffrey Rush debuts a sunburnt face in his reoccuring slot as Captain Barbossa – will he be a goodie or a baddie this time?!

The trailer features some more CGI multi-ship fights, an assumedly mud smothered cameo from (Captain!) Jack Sparrow and was that an appearance from Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

John Wick: Chapter 2

We love a wee meta trailer and what’s better than a John Wick trailer masquerading as the latest Shades of Grey film?

The retired one man army galavants across Rome in tailored, always black suits. His movements with a gun are like a lethal tango across blood-soaked floors; expect an even higher death-count than before.

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