Comic book movies do continue to get the most attention from movie goers and today we got the first trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Thor: The Dark World will be released in cinemas in a few days and I assumed we would get a trailer in front of the film but we got it a few days before. This may encourage people to go and see Thor, This trailer being released will be a reminder that Marvel films are still around. Even though its hard to forget.
The trailer for Captain America is very action packed and full of humor and this does match Marvel’s style although from what I expected this film was going to be very different. It may be what I expect when I see it but the trailer suggests otherwise. Kevin Fiege said that this was a like a political thriller but from the trailer it just seems to be the same old action films.
The trailer does not give too much away in my opinion and seems more focused on the visuals than showing story. I know people do not expect great story from comic book movies but I do feel that many deliver fantastic stories and are great examples of story telling. IN the trailer however Steve Rogers suggests that he does not agree with everything that Shield does. We saw a bit of this in The Avengers as well and this may help drive the story a little bit.
The main antagonist for this film is likely to be The Winter Soldier. We do get several shots of him in the trailer but we know nothing about who he is from the trailer. For those who know the comics it is clear but for those who don’t they will be oblivious to where The Winter Soldier came from. It would not take long to investigate the character but I think despite large amounts of comic book fans lots of the revenue for these films come from passive viewers.
Also this film is featuring Robert Redford who is playing Alexander Pierce. It is cool to see Redford to be in a comic book movie. His character works for Shield but many people have suggested that he is really a villain in this. It would be cool to see him as a bad guy but I think he would work well as the head honcho of Shield. Also the villains Crossbones and Batroc The Leaper are in this film. They both appear in the trailer as Shield agents but it is highly likely they will be working as The Winter Soldier.
In the trailer we also see Cap banter with Black Widow and we get to see Black Widow in action. Also a new addition to the good guys is The Falcon. He is played by Anthony Mackie in this film. And of course we see Nick Fury.
Overall the trailer is not what I initially expected but we are not given much to go on. I understand that the first trailer needs to be dressed up in order to attract mass audiences. I do hope this film goes somewhere where the first film did not go. It will also be good to see Steve Rogers develop as a character in the modern world.
What do you think of the trailer? Are you excited for this film? Please comment below and thanks for reading.