20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. have each unleashed two new TV spots for their summer tentpole pics, The A-Team and Jonah Hex – all four of which were designed to make it clear to moviegoers that both films will have them up to their ears in explosive set pieces, over-the-top stunts, and occasional one-liners.
First, we have two new spots for The A-Team, which finds Liam Neeson (Clash of the Titans), Bradley Cooper (The Hangover), Sharlito Copley (District 9), and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (…) as a group of wrongly accused soldiers-turned-mercenaries on a quest to clear their names.
Flying tanks, explosions, machine gun fire, and Liam Neeson mugging shamelessly at the camera with a giant stogie in his mouth – you have to give The A-Team marketers credit for being honest about what moviegoers can expect from the film.
Here’s hoping the comment from Cooper about Jackson’s Mohawk at the end of both TV spots isn’t the funniest exchange The A-Team has to offer.
There are also two new TV spots for the comic book Western Jonah Hex – both of which offer more bits of Josh Brolin as the scarred hero in action, and less of the one-liners that dominated the official trailer.
Between Megan Fox’s robotic acting and the Wild Wild West vibe of modern weaponry-meets-old west action sequences, this new footage is neither impressive nor particularly unique. Despite undergoing significant reshoots back in February, Jonah Hex looks like a lackluster comic book flick at best. That’s not exactly great news for Megan Fox, what with her being kicked out of not returning for Transformers 3.
But what do you think? Do these two action-packed films look like fun? Sound off in the comments section below.
The A-Team will be out in theaters in the U.S. on June 11 while Jonah Hex will follow suit just a week later on June 18.