The Thursday Trailer: Captain America – The First Avenger (2011)

Up until now, Marvel Studios haven’t been anywhere near as loud about their upcoming Captain America film as they have about Thor – probably because of the fact that Thor is a slightly trickier proposition that needs a little more groundwork laying than “Steve Rogers becomes a Super Soldier and punches Nazis”. Well, after the promising-looking Superbowl 30-second ad, the full trailer is now available in HD on the Apple site, and it’s actually looking like an absurd amount of pulp fun. I suspected that Chris Evans was going to make a really good Captain America when he was cast, and it doesn’t look like he’s about to prove me wrong…

Honourable Mentions:

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – To be honest, this only scrapes in via its newness. The fourth Pirates film looks like it might be an improvement on the goodwill-devouring and horribly bloated second and third films, but it still looks dangerously overblown, and hasn’t changed my mind on the simple fact that Captain Jack Sparrow doesn’t work as a lead character (The reason why he works in the first Pirates film? He’s a shambling Trickster who’s convinced he’s the hero of the movie, but isn’t). But it does at least seem the best bet for swashbuckling action this summer…

Plus – upcoming soon on DVD and Blu-Ray is the thoroughly intriguing-looking Japanese animated film Summer Wars, from the director of The Girl Who Leapt through Time. The trailer looks very good, and pretty nuts – this is the US version, though, so be prepared for a not exactly spectacular English dub…

One thought on “The Thursday Trailer: Captain America – The First Avenger (2011)

  1. I can’t really remember Pirates 2 and I remember Pirates 3 mostly because I realised that they had basically put a lot of spectacle on the screen to distract me from the fact that you could trawl for tuna with the plot.
    Millions of Crabs! is a distraction tactic that should only be used once, do it a second time and I become suspicious.

    Summer Wars looks fun. Though personally I reckon that ‘pretty nuts’ is just part of the way anime works. I’ve rarely seen one that didn’t deserve that description. 🙂


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