For some reason, this year’s Superbowl commercials — at least the movie related variety — all seem to be showing up on the web prior to Sunday’s big game. If you ask me, it just doesn’t seem right. What other reason am I going to find to watch the Steelers and the Cardinals play in the Superbowl? I’m from Cleveland for gods sake. If there are no good commercials left, then what is a Browns fan to do? Alas, I will figure something out. For now I will continue to hit you with all of the available video clips, including the following TV spot that Disney has released for their upcoming film Race to Witch Mountain, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Watchmen super-hottie Carla Gugino.
Based on the first trailer we saw a few months back and this spot, which comes courtesy of MTV, I’m not afraid to admit that this might actually be pretty cool. Sure, it appears to have a toned down family-friendly gloss to it, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that its going to suck. In fact, The Rock has done well for himself in comedic roles and the visual effects in this film appear to be pretty clean. I can’t help but remember people coming out of the Disney panel at Comic-Con in August, where footage from this film was shown, and being pleasantly surprised by what they saw. I say don’t knock it until we see something that indicates imminent suckage — for now just watch and enjoy this TV spot.
Race to Witch Mountain hits theaters on March 13th.
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