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New Avengers trailer released. Pants everywhere soiled.

February 29, 2012

For a while I’ve been wanting to post some thoughts on comic book film trailers as they’re unleashed, and since Marvel finally flung out an Avengers trailer that made me think that they might have nailed the damn thing, this is as good a time as any to begin. (Besides the numerous illicit mirrors on YouTube, you can also watch it at the Apple site.)

So they might have nailed it.

Do I still have concerns? Does Samuel L. Jackson seem to be bringing his Mace Windu intonation to this affair? Do Black Widow, the dame with lethal legs and a gun, and Hawkeye, the dude with arrows, not seem to belong with the guys with superpowers? Do I wish Norton could have made it into the cast for continuity’s sake? Do the enemy (Skrull/unSkrull/Whatever) vessels look like they were copied and pasted from the last Transformers movie? Yes to all. These quibbles remain. But late in this trailer, when the Hulk saves a plummeting Iron Man by grabbing him and then crashing into a building, I almost stood up and cheered.

This is an effective trailer, people. There’s so much to devour, it boggles the mind to think of the feast we could be getting in May. We’re talking a “Thanksgiving heaping plate, eat slices from three different pies to decide which kind you want” feast. Two months have never gone by as slowly as the next two will.

I’m so glad the almighty genius Christopher Nolan (whose wisdom we peons are not allowed to question) has quarantined Batman and Superman, dictating that they shall never cross paths in cinemas. “NOT ON MY WATCH.” We’ll never have to be subjected to a DC spectacle quite like this one. Yeah, that would be terrible.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Mark permalink
    February 29, 2012 6:33 pm

    Yup. Seeing the Hulk grab Iron Man and slide down the side of a building made up for the bad news of Davy Jone’s passing today.

    This movie is going to rock.

    • March 1, 2012 11:14 pm

      Congratulations on being the first person in history to use “Hulk,” “Iron Man” and “Davy Jones” together in one sentence. Excelsior.

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