In addition to your post-Super Bowl hangover, you’re probably also recovering from the tidal wave of ads attempting to sell you everything from beer to pizza to stock-trading apps. In recent years, the Super Bowl broadcast has also been populated by a devastating onslaught of trailers for the next blockbusters; at times it’s so incessant that we almost forget what we’re looking at. It’s easier to keep track of a football game than it is to follow an endless parade of costumed heroes punching each other, particularly when you’re already six beers and six dozen nachos in.
So if you missed the biggest movie trailers from the Big Game, we’re here to help. Here are all of the hottest Super Bowl commercial trailers from last night.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
Sadly, we still didn’t get to see the new Spider-Man, but the Civil War trailer packs plenty of excitment, including a simple shot of Bucky and Cap together that’s basically a comic book panel come to life. We’re headed for a very crowded year of superhero movies, and so far this one is definitely campaigning to be the flick with the most emotional punch.
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
The next film in Warner Bros.’ DC Comics-inspired comic book universe took a viral approach for the Big Game, focusing on ads that highlighted the two major cities which will serve as the backdrop of the central conflict. Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne and Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor make appearances, but it’s mostly just a reminder that this movie exists. Expect advertising to get even heavier on the way to this film’s March premiere.
The next major superhero movie release also got in on the Super Bowl action and it’s… pretty much exactly what you’d expect.
The next X-Men flick might look totally bonkers, but that also might be exactly what the marketing team is going for. Still, if Olivia Munn slicing a car in half and then landing in a hair halo doesn’t get you excited, I don’t know what will.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2
The Heroes in a Half Shell are back for a film that gets many more chances to draw on the franchise’s more ridiculous enemies, including Bebop and Rocksteady and Krang. Sure, the movie might suck, but it definitely looks like it’s going to swing at every pitch in a really fun way.
INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE
I don’t know if this particular movie is the peak of nostalgia revivals, but it’s close. Even so, it looks like crazy Roland Emmerich fun, complete with massive FX shots and Jeff Goldblum calmly freaking out in a way that only he can.
GODS OF EGYPT
So, this is… Well, it’s… Look, let’s just Marvel at the fact that something like this got made at all, I guess.
THE JUNGLE BOOK
The latest from director Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Chef) is a blend of CG, motion capture and live action that looks so seamless that it could almost be a documentary. I wasn’t interested at all in this film until I actually saw the visuals, and it’s just so pretty that I can’t pass it up. Plus, Bill Murray plays a singing bear, and no one wants to miss that.
Everyone’s favorite superspy is back, and Matt Damon looks primed and ready for action. We still have very little idea about the plot, but the action in this spot is enough to make me lean in.
10 CLOVERFIELD LANE
The mysterious new production from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot still doesn’t give us that many clues with its second trailer, but we now know this: John Goodman is a Doomsday prepper, and though we don’t know what he was preparing for, it turns out he was absolutely right.
EDDIE THE EAGLE
To capitalize on the gathering of great athletes at the Super Bowl, this biopic starring Taron Egerton (Kingsman) as an Olympic ski-jumper recruited real NFL stars to react to the film, and it pays off. I was already prepared to see this movie, but visualizing through the prism of other athletes only makes it more compelling.