This weekend we saw the annual clash of titans, the immaculate frontrunners of their craft meeting on the hallowed battlefield of competition to once and for all decide who could be crowned king.
I am, of course, talking about the Super Bowl - the yearly competition in which the trailers of the upcoming blockbusters vie for the attention of the captivated millions. Oh, apparently, the Super Bowl also involves some kind of sport too.
The massive viewership figures for the Super Bowl means it has long since become the prime location to show off your new movie trailers and TV spots. Every year the competition gets tougher as the major studios place their prime AAA titles directly against each other.
It's a good opportunity for direct comparison, so below are all the major Super Bowl trailers and television spots. Watch them all, and then select your winner below.
Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next instalment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.
Jurassic World will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015.
Furious 7 - In Theaters and IMAX April 3, 2015
Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Fast & Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan.
The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. After accidentally killing off so many of them—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without a master to serve and fall into a deep depression.
But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.
The trio embarks upon an adventure that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind...from annihilation.
Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the ’60s that still permeates our culture today, Minions is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Brian Lynch has written the screenplay for the 3D-CG comedy adventure, and Chris Renaud serves as executive producer of the film.
In Theaters - July 10, 2015
Ted Is Coming, Again - June 26
Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of Ted 2, Universal and Media Rights Capital’s follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and fellow Ted writers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane produces the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, as well as John Jacobs and Jason Clark.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water
SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water is in theaters February 6th.
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Written by Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn, based upon the comic book by Mark Millar & Dave Gibbons
In Theaters - February 13, 2015
Check out the new Insurgent Trailer, "She is the One," airing this Sunday during the Super Bowl Pregame Show. Insurgent stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. Catch it in theaters March 20th!
He's back. Watch the new Terminator Genisys big game spot starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
A 18th century adventure story centered on young Thomas, who is apprenticed to the local Spook to learn to fight evil spirits. His first great challenge comes when the powerful Mother Malkin escapes her confinement while the Spook is away.
Disney's Tomorrowland comes to theaters May 22, 2015!
From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.
A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.
In Theaters - March 6, 2015
Pitch Perfect 2
Pitch Perfect 2 - In Theaters May 15
Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. Since its release, the "Fifty Shades" trilogy has been translated into 51 languages worldwide and sold more than 100 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever.
Stepping into the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, who have become iconic to millions of readers, are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.
So there you have it. There are certainly some expensive big-name hitters, but let's not immediately discount the efforts of the underdogs. They might give them a run for their money.
Who do you think deserves to be crowned the winner of the Super Bowl trailers?
Which Super Bowl trailer do you think was the best?