Avengers wasn’t the only movie that had a new trailer out during the Super Bowl yesterday. Both Battleship and John Carter — who both star Taylor Kitsch — had trailers too, and here are the extended versions.
The extended version of the Battleship trailer just gives it more time to try and trick people into thinking it’s Transformers 4, which, as you might guess, does nothing for me. But the extended John Carter trailer is much better than the ad that aired, as the giant JOHN CARTER letters take up less time overall, and there’s more footage including a spectacular shot of Taylor Kitsch hitting a giant Martian ape-creature with a big fucking rock. That’s a hell of a lot more entertaining than Battleship‘s alien disaster porn, in my opinion.
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