Friday, June 24, 2011

American Dream

Last Monday, while I was tearing the Green Lantern movie a new one I also mentioned that the braintrust at Marvel Studios have made this whole superhero movie thing look easy with success following success. Well, that statement is going to be put to the test come late July, when the studio ushers out this summer's bumper crop of costumed cavorters with director Joe Johnston's Captain America: The First Avenger. While Thor in May had the tough task of making the fantastical Thunder God palatable to a mass audience, this one has the arguably tougher task of convincing folks that a decidedly jingoistic, rah-rah hero like Cap still has something to say in 2011.

That said, if the very strong teaser trailer from March didn't do the job already, I have a feeling this new full trailer may well seal the deal with the fence-sitters. Not only does it give a sense of the film's sweep and scope (maybe a little too much, but there's a lot of that going around lately), it also definitively convinces me that Chris Evans is the right guy to play Steve Rogers (a.k.a. Captain America) in a way that the Green Lantern trailers never quite managed to do vis-a-vis Ryan Reynolds and Hal Jordan. This is Marvel's final curtain call before the highly-anticipated team-up flick The Avengers next May, and we'll see how well the stage has been set when Captain America hits theaters July 22.

1 comment:

MooseNinja said...

NEATO!!!!! I struggled for a good 5 minutes, deciding whether or not to watch that trailer.

I'm quite glad I did.