Watch: 30-Second Super Bowl Spots for 'Monuments Men' + 'Pompeii'
by Alex Billington
February 1, 2014
Source: Sony, The Playlist
"Perhaps the Gods spared us for a reason." What other movies are studios teasing during the big game this weekend? Two more Super Bowl TV spots have debuted online thanks to Sony Pictures, pushing their two films: Pompeii, the big, dumb action extravaganza from Paul W.S. Anderson, and The Monuments Men, George Clooney's big WWII drama about rescuing artwork from the Nazis, which was delayed from a late 2013 release. Both movies have been teased before, but as always I'm curious to see what they package into each 30-second TV spot with footage that appeals to all, yet represents the movie it's promoting. Personally, I'm more excited to see The Monuments Men, since Pompeii kind of looks like junk. View both spots below.
Here's the official Super Bowl TV spot for Paul W.S. Anderson's Pompeii, direct from YouTube:
Pompeii is directed by everyone's favorite filmmaker Paul W.S. Anderson, of the Resident Evil franchise (including Afterlife and Retribution), Mortal Kombat, Event Horizon, Alien vs. Predator, Death Race and 2011's The Three Musketeers. The screenplay currently has credits for Janet Scott Batchler and Lee Batchler plus Julian Fellowes and Michael Robert Johnson. FilmDistrict will be releasing Pompeii starring Kit Harrington and Emily Browning in theaters starting February 21st later this month, if anyone is curious.
Here's the Super Bowl TV spot for George Clooney's The Monuments Men, direct from YouTube:
See the latest newsreel trailer, full UK trailer and international featurette for The Monuments Men for more.
The Monuments Men is directed by George Clooney (Good Night and Good Luck, The Ides of March) who co-wrote the script with his producing partner Grant Heslov. An adaptation Robert M. Edsel's book of the same name, the film follows the true story of a hand-picked group of art experts chosen by the U.S. government to retrieve artwork stolen by the Nazis. Clooney also stars in the film along with an impressive cast including Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban and Hugh Bonneville. Columbia Pictures finally releases the film on February 7th this year. Looking good?
THE MONUMENTS MEN could be a spectacular film of "meh".
DAVIDPD on Feb 1, 2014
I'm surprised by all the early negative reviews for Monuments Men. I mean, I didn't like the trailer at all personally and really didn't plan on seeing it myself, but I thought a film like this would get unanimous glowing reviews. Must be pretty bad then?
cuckoozey on Feb 1, 2014
The Pompeiians died in a couple minutes because their whole city was enveloped in toxic fumes, ash and smoke. Everybody suffocated to death. Nobody was outrunning fireballs or galloping away on horses. Everything and everybody was drowning in their own lung fluids. Thank you, I'm here all week.
TheOct8pus on Feb 3, 2014
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