Hello ladies and gentlemen of the world, its trailer review time here on this blog and after a long wait we finally have our first look at Captain America: The Winter Soldier in the first trailer which was released just a little while ago. Now there’s been a lot of talk about this film especially after Comic-Con and a lot of it has been pretty promising and positive from those who have seen the footage shown back in July. But now we the public get to see what this film looks like, so does it look good or bad? Read on and find out!
But firstly check out the trailer below:
My first impressions form that trailer is “cool.” Yeah, this trailer looks pretty damn cool. While it wasn’t the ‘I was blown away, shit my pants, tell everybody in the world’ kind of trailer, it definitely has a lot of eyebrow-raising moments and set-pieces that have yet to grace the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far.
The trailer seems to have a very serious and thriller-esque tone to it and I’m loving that. Having said that though there is a bit of humour shown in the beginning between Black Widow and Cap and that shows that the funny side of things hasn’t been completely abandoned. It seems like the world has changed a great deal since the events of The Avengers and security is stepping, help is being recruited, Cap, Black Widow and S.H.I.E.L.D. are more active and there seems to be more enemies crawling out of the woodwork.
Character-wise Steve Rogers is looking as badass and true to his character as ever and I’m liking the different costumes especially his new darker one. Robert Redford’s character seems to be like Nick Fury’s either superior or part of some other division of SHIELD and I like him, Black Widow still seems to be kicking ass and asking interesting questions and Nick Fury is still Nick Fury and I have now problems with that. The only person we didn’t see the much of was Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, but I guess they’re saving him for later.
I’m liking the dialogue for the film too, it sound very thought-provoking and interesting. Robert Redford’s character has some of my favourite lines like “Captain, to build a better world, sometimes means tear the old one down” or “Are you ready for the world to see you how you really are?“
Looks like a lot of people and a lot stuff is gonna get messed up as the action scenes and sequences in this film seem to go from very intricate to large-scale chaos. There’s a lot to love like the scene with Winter Soldier shooting that thing under the car that Nick Fury is in looked crazy, there are loads of other explosions, Cap taking out all those dudes in the elevator to some nice hand to hand combat between Cap and WW. But the coolest moment, the COOLEST MOMENT is when you see what looks like the FRIGGING HELICARRIER CRASHING AND EXPLODING INTO THE GROUND! BADASS STUFF GOING ON HERE YO!
Now I love thrillers, especially action ones and they can be done correctly but they can also end up being very average. At this point in time I can’t tell how much of a thriller this’ll be and how it will coincide with the more superhero-based elements of the film. I just hope the Russo brothers and the writers have found that right kind of balance so that it feels like a comic book film, but feels fleshed-out and realistic.
Oh and one more thing, I said I’m excited for this film and I genuinely am, however I remember being excited for a little film by the name of Captain America: The First Avenger and look how that turned out. So with that in mind I am turning down my hype levels just a bit in case I do get a disappointing end result, I just hope this film is a stronger one.
In conclusion this trailer makes me excited for the next Captain America film and I feel hopeful that this one will rectify the problems of the last film too. The action looks solid, the cast members new and old seem like they have their hearts in the right place and it seems like there will be enough content here to stand alone from under the shadow of The Avengers. So will the film succeed? I hope so, I guess time will tell when the first comes out next year.
So what do you lot think of the trailer, sound off your thoughts in the comments below.