Breaking Down the Plots of Super Bowl Movie Ads
We've broken down the recycled plot of every Super Bowl movie ad into its precise mathematical formula.
After yesterday's preview of some of the $3.5 million ads running during tomorrow's big game, we bring you now a second batch of 2012 Super Bowl commercials -- all of them plugging upcoming movies. And if the barrage of caped crusaders and alien attacks that follows gives you a profound sense of deja vu, well, this is Hollywood, after all, where "remake what you know" is the prevailing mantra. As a public service, however, we've broken down every recycled plot for you into its precise mathematical formula.
(Iron Man 2 - Iron Man) + The Incredible Hulk + Captain America + Thor = The Avengers
The Hunger Games
(Logan's Run + The Running Man) ÷ Twilight: New Moon = The Hunger Games
(The Great Dictator + Bananas) ÷ Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan = The Dictator
(Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace + Stargate) × Flash Gordon (1980) ÷ Wall-E = John Carter
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
(G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra × G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) ÷ G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra = G.I. Joe: Retaliation