Alien invasion movies are the new cool. This became apparent when four of the major Super Bowl TV spots featured an alien attack of sorts.
My question to you is this: which of the following are you most excited for? You can watch all four TV spots in HD beyond the break.
Super 8: The J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg collaboration that is said to follow a bunch of kids who are shooting a movie with a Super 8 camera in the seventies or eighties – and when they develop the film they notice that there’s an alien creature in the frame. In theaters June 10 from Paramount Pictures.
Battle: Los Angeles: Jonathan Liebesman’s sci-fi horror film inspired by true events. For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world – Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world’s great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It’s up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they’ve ever encountered before. In theaters March 11 from Columbia Pictures.
Cowboys & Aliens: Jon Favreau’s awesome looking alien flick that begins when a spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way. In theaters July 29 from Universal Pictures.
Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon: Michael Bay’s third film in the franchise that begins when the Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and learn its secrets, which could turn the tide in the Transformers’ final battle. In theaters July 1 from Paramount Pictures.