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by Parker Service, Staff Writer
Just like every year, the ads of Super Bowl LII were as much of a star as Nick Foles, the MVP of the game, and quarterback for the Eagles. What I’m always most excited about are the movie trailers. Sure the Tide, Doritos, Mountain Dew, and Bud Light ads were amazing, but they cannot pass the movie trailers’ pure excitement. So with that, here are the best Super Bowl movie trailers for 2018, ranked from worst to best.
While it turned out not to be a movie trailer, the Crocodile Dundee trailer, which turned out to be an advert for Australia’s Board of Tourism, might just be one of the best ads of any of them. Obviously, I can only give it an honorable mention because it is, unfortunately, not a real movie. Though if you want it to happen, there is still a chance. There are already numerous petitions to sign to get a Crocodile Dundee reboot off the ground.
8. Red Sparrow
This one has to be put at the bottom because of just how terribly it shows the movie off, and that something has to be last. Red Sparrow starring Jennifer Lawrence just doesn’t seem very interesting, at least based on the trailer. From the TV Spot, all I can tell about the movie is that Lawrence will star and that it has something to do with Russian spies, we’ll probably see it as Scarlett Johansson in my next pick.
7. Avengers: Infinity War
This movie was easy to place here, but not because I’m not excited about the movie. Avengers: Infinity War is probably the movie this year with the most hype behind it, and I for one, am completely aboard the proverbial hype train. This movie the culmination of a decade of some of the most important movies every year. Unfortunately, the ad they put in the Super Bowl didn’t meet the speed of the train. The first trailer was an amazing reveal, but this trailer barely shows anything new. On a list of movies that I’m most excited for this year, this would be near the top, but not this trailer.
I don’t know about you, but I think that The Rock’s movies should exclusively be comedies. Movies like Moana and Baywatch are good comedies, but the infamous Scorpion King or San Andreas are just bad movies. However, many seem to like the Fast and the Furious movies. Unfortunately, Skyscraper seems to fit in with San Andreas rather than Furious 8. I don’t like the trailer because of what it promises. However, I place it above Avengers because it does show us something new.
5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
I don’t think this movie will be very good, but the trailer is. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom promises more Chris Pratt and more dinosaurs, so it probably won’t be a bad movie, but it probably won't be a good one either. This one has a similar problem as Avengers, showing a lot of what we have already seen, but the horror-ish aspects at the beginning and end were really good. The trailer shows dinosaurs being in someone’s bedroom, which likely means this movie will follow in the footsteps of the horrible Jurassic Park sequel, the Lost World.
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story
This is where the decisions get hard to make. I place Solo: A Star Wars Story in this spot not to any fault of its own. The trailer used the forty-five seconds spectacularly and is genuinely a great ad. The glimpse of the Modern-Day-Renaissance-Man, Donald Glover’s, portrayal of Lando Calrissian is chilling and cool. This movie has had hiccups along the way in production, but it didn’t seem to affect the Super Bowl trailer. Unfortunately, the rest of these were just better.
3. Mission Impossible: Fallout
Mission Impossible: Fallout is one of my most hyped movies of the year. Mission Impossible is one of the best franchises just to watch. This trailer has everything you could want from Mission Impossible, motorcycle chases, fist-to-fist combat, and of course Tom Cruise running. In this trailer they even show the part of the movie where Tom Cruise broke his ankle while doing a stunt, jumping across a building. It's an exciting Mission Impossible movie, and that's enough for me.
2. A Quiet Place
This movie came out of nowhere. I hadn’t heard of this movie before this trailer, so clearly A Quiet Place did its job quite nicely. Starring Emily Blunt and the Office’s John Krasinski, this movie looks exciting, the trailer is only thirty seconds long, and yet it still made me feel scared and on edge. That is the mark of a good trailer, taking a movie that I didn’t even realize existed and making me instantly excited.
1. The Cloverfield Paradox
As a huge fan of the Cloverfield franchise, The Cloverfield Paradox takes number one, no questions asked. Just like the previous, it builds a lot of suspense. But, what is the best part of the trailer was the reveal that is being put out on Netflix, and that it's coming out right after the game. While I haven't had a chance to watch it yet, if you liked the trailer as much as me, then I recommend giving it a watch right now.