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Posted at 11:15 PM ET, 02/ 6/2011

Super 8, Captain America and more: Assessing the Super Bowl movie teasers

By Jen Chaney

As promised, Super Bowl LXV provided the perfect platform for hyping a number of high profile movies, including "Super 8," "Captain America," "Cowboys & Aliens," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and others.

So which blockbuster commercial looked the most promising? Let's take a look at a few, then rank them via a convenient online poll.

At the risk of influencing your vote, I must state the following: the trailer for "Super 8" -- which finally showed us an eensy bit more footage from J.J. Abrams Spielbergian epic, yet somehow managed to reveal nothing about the extra-terrestrially focused plot -- made me even more tingly with anticipation for that June 10 release. And based on Internet reaction, I was not alone.

The trailer for "Captain America" -- which gave us a glimpse at Chris Evans's transformation from soldier Steve Rogers to engineered superhero -- also amped up my curiosity a bit.

But the trailer for "Thor," another Marvel title, was a little generic.

"Cowboys & Aliens" made good on its title's promise to show us both cowboys, as well as aliens.

Of the two Johnny Depp projects hyped during the big game -- "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"...

... and "Rango," I found myself more excited about the animated Western that stars a chameleon.

The "Kung Fu Panda 2" trailer made my son giggie. So I guess that counts as a mission accomplished.

There were massive amounts of explosions in the preview of "Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon." Which was a *huge* surprise.

And "Drive Angry" was, um, non-descript.

A few clips have been left out, but these are more or less biggies. So which one was the best? Rank them below.

By Jen Chaney  | February 6, 2011; 11:15 PM ET
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Posted by: nicolwright | February 7, 2011 6:00 AM | Report abuse

There was a strong alien theme afoot last night. Me, I am plannign to see Cowboys and Aliens. Yee haw qzbrpfth.

Posted by: kbockl | February 7, 2011 8:58 AM | Report abuse

"Cowboys and Aliens" certainly wins the prize for truth in advertising. Kinda like "Snakes on a Plane" ....

Posted by: SilverSpringer1 | February 7, 2011 9:05 AM | Report abuse

"Cowboys and Aliens", definitely; that looks like some good times.

I am excited about "Captain America", but I'm a big ol' fangirl for Cap, so I'm probably biased. I do think they did a good job of bringing in the things that make people really like the character.

I think "Super 8" is definitely the front-runner here, though; it succeeded in getting me interested in the film, which I guess is the point of any trailer. Plus Spieldberg, man, you can feel the quality.

Looks like a busy summer for us nerds. I'm excited.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | February 7, 2011 9:13 AM | Report abuse

When the Super 8 trailer came on the folks at my superbowl party said "are they making an ET remake?" That kind of tainted it for me.

Posted by: sjcpeach | February 7, 2011 9:26 AM | Report abuse

Last night I saw a trailer for a movie (I forget which one) that's not opening until JULY! How ridiculous.

P.S. Jen, I thought the "Rango" trailer was adorable too, and besides what's not to like about Johnny Dep, even in V/O?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 7, 2011 9:45 AM | Report abuse

When the Super 8 trailer came on the folks at my superbowl party said "are they making an ET remake?" That kind of tainted it for me.

Posted by: sjcpeach
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I had a bit of the same thought -- Not that it was a remake, but that the aliens looked a lot like ET.

Posted by: DCLocal20 | February 7, 2011 11:05 AM | Report abuse

When the Super 8 trailer came on the folks at my superbowl party said "are they making an ET remake?" That kind of tainted it for me.

Posted by: sjcpeach | February 7, 2011 9:26 AM
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peach: I don't even know you, yet it seems we were at the same SB Party....

Posted by: klaw009x | February 7, 2011 2:53 PM | Report abuse

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