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Avengers Assemble!

Yes, I know most have already seen it, but I just have to share.

Finally, the Avengers trailer!

Now, I could spend a lot of time typing out my thoughts on this, but they are nearly exactly mimicked by my fellow SFX blogger Alasdair Stuart, so I will share his reaction instead. Go here for his blog on this bit of lovely.

Tony Stark is just as much of a soldier as Steve Rogers, he just hides it better.

Tony genuinely doesn’t play well with others because he’s never needed to, whilst Steve’s tone here implies one of two very interesting possibilities. The first is that this is Captain Steve Rogers, Howling Commando back in the fore and verbally beating down a soldier who’s stepped out of line. The second is that Steve resents this man who, as far as he’s concerned, is a tenth the man his father was and is representative of the time period he’s trapped in.

...suggests that a lot of thought’s been put into giving these people convincing, consistent move sets and skills, so they don’t feel different characters to ones we met in previous films.

Black Widow and Hawkeye are both very present and very quiet...you have the big personalities up front while these two getting the job done in the background with brutal efficiency.

Oh, Loki. Loki, Loki, Loki.

Agent Phil Coulson!


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Oct. 12th, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
Couldn't agree with you more! I love the trailer and cannot wait until the movie comes out in May.

Joss Rules BTW
Oct. 12th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
I honestly think the trailer is so-so (it's an average superhero movie trailer - there's nothing particularly special about it), and Joss being involved doesn't sway me one way or the other.

The heartbreak that is Steve Rogers, the tortured genius that is Tony Stark, the [spoiler redacted] that is Hawkeye and Black Widow, and the pure evil that is Loki are what interest me.

Now, granted, those characters and their interactions in the wrong hands could be a disaster, and Joss has proven himself capable of handling them well in the comics so I'm hopeful he won't screw them up here, but my judgment is reserved until I see the film. I am not one of those "Joss Whedon can do no wrong" people, so I'll wait to see what happens here before giving out my grade.

But let's face it. It's really hard to screw up with RDJ as Stark. ;)
Oct. 13th, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
BTW I don't particularly like Buffy-I just couldn't get into it so the show and Dollhouse was good but messy and needed more plot direction. "Joss Rules" was for what he is hopefully doing with these characters.

I'm not a big oomic fan as you know but I've enjoyed all these movies, especially the original Iron Man movie and Captain America (Thor's was enjoyable but there was little chemistry between Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman-it seemed very forced to me).

But Loki, I love to hate Loki. Tom Huddleston was the best thing in Thor. Watching him slyly put ideas into Thor's head and then act like he had nothing to do with it....wonderful!

And I do have to admit I'm becoming a bit of a Captain America fan girl. You just want to take him home, make him a good dinner and reassure him that everything will be OK. He has a sweet "woobiness" about him. It's this that makes him more human.

I've been reading entirely too much Captain America post thawing fic lately. The ones where he reunites with a 90+ Peggy almost turns on the faucets.

And I'm looking forward to Cap and Iron Man butting heads a bit until some mutual respect is hopefully earned on both sides.

And the Hulk. Can't wait to see him too. I grew up with the TV show and Lou Ferigno is the Hulk to me. Didn't see the movie so I'm expecting great things from Mark Ruffalo.

And I'm looking forward to Hawkeye and Black Widow too, If a lot of thought goes into the secondary characters, it bodes well for the rest of the movie.

I could go on but I just hope the movie doesn't disappoint because my anticipation is high.

(I really need an Avengers icon)
Oct. 13th, 2011 12:57 am (UTC)
Ah, fair enough, then. ;)

And I agree on Thor. It was weak in the chem department.

As for Cap, exactly.

Hulk - which movie do you speak of? There have been several. Bill Bixby is, of course, my Bruce Banner (and therefore Lou is my Hulk, but whoever is the Hulk is far less important than Banner). Therefore, as cheesy as they are, I enjoy the seventies Hulk films as much as I did the TV show. But Norton did a great job, too. Of course, I love Ed Norton, so...yeah. I think he was stellar in the role. I sure wish they'd kept him on, but I understand that things happen. Now, Eric Bana? Oh, lord. That version of The Hulk was awful. Granted, that wasn't entirely his fault, as Ang Lee really dropped the ball on the direction and such, but damn. So bad. So bad it's one of Wil Wheaton's ongoing lines. "In a world where we've had to endure Ang Lee's Hulk..." etc. Just terrible. I don't know who Mark Ruffalo is, so...whatever. (I don't want to, either. I'll just wait and see how he does.)

But anyway...we shall see, eh?
Oct. 13th, 2011 01:12 am (UTC)
I haven't seen any of the Hulk movies so I can't say anything there, but I had a preteen crush on Bill Bixby. I loved him in a little known series called The Magician. He played a crime fighting magician who used magic to solve crimes and right wrongs. This was post Courtship of Eddie's Father and pre Hulk, I think. I admit too that I cried when he died. See, I have really dated myself.

I don't know much about Mark Ruffalo so "we shall see".

Edited at 2011-10-13 01:13 am (UTC)
Oct. 13th, 2011 06:08 am (UTC)
The Magician?

As in, the show Mulder is watching when his sister is abducted in The X-Files?

Come on, Marty. Give me some credit. I know what The Magician is.

Sheesh! ;)

As for the movies with Bixby, it looks like there were three, but they were actually in the 80s. Forgive me. Not the 70s. And dude, as terrible as it was in many ways, I loved Trial of the Hulk. I mean, Daredevil! What's not to love?
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