There were a lot of raise-your-eyebrow commercials at this year’s Super Bowl, and sadly they were much more memorable than any of the traditional, so-called “hilarious” Super Bowl entries. The most controversial entries was the lengthy 84 Lumber commercial where mother and daughter encounter a giant concrete wall on the US border, and the American Petroleum Institutes praise-spot for Big Oil. In addition to the barrage of propagandized TV spots and beer commercials were a number of upcoming blockbuster movie trailers. Among them were those for The Fate of the Furious, Baywatch, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, John Wick: Chapter 2, and Transformers: The Last Knight. The most impressive movie trailer, however, came from up-and-coming director Daniel Espinosa‘s Life with Jake Gyllenhaal (Prisoners, Nightcrawler), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, The Girl on the Train), and Ryan Reynolds (Waiting, Safe House).
Although the extended trailer seems to give away pretty much all of the major drama and suspense points, screenwriters Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Zombieland, Deadpool) do seem to have managed an interesting twist on the old idea of Martians coming to invade Earth. I must also point out the fact that Life is the only Super Bowl 51 trailer we saw that didn’t involve Hollywood milking more millions off an already successful franchise, but that’s just me and my bitterness towards the lack of originality coming out of Hollywood these days. Watch the full trailer for Life here on MADE, then catch it in theaters March 24th.