Feb. 1, 2012 at 3:51 PM ET
Come on, Hollywood. Honda gives us two and a half minutes of "Ferris Bueller," but you release just seconds of your Super Bowl ads for major upcoming 2012 releases "The Avengers" and "John Carter"?
Teaser spots have been released for longer movie previews of both films that will air on NBC during the big game.
"The Avengers" teaser is painfully short. Don't blink or you'll miss quick hits of Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow and a great roar from The Hulk. Seventeen seconds, really?
The "John Carter" teaser is five seconds longer than "Avengers," but somehow manages to show even less. Those tall, weird Martians show up. And star Taylor Kitsch confirms that yup, he is John Carter of Earth. It's like on "The Simpsons" when Billy Corgan introduced himself as "Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins," and Homer comes back with, "Homer Simpson, smiling politely."
Watch for the full trailers during the Super Bowl Feb. 5. "The Avengers" comes out May 4, "John Carter" two months earlier, on March 9.
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