Captain America Trailer Delights Me During The Super Bowl

Since the Giants didn’t make it to the Super Bowl this year, I wasn’t too excited about the game, but not only did we get a pretty good contest against the Packers and the Steelers, but the Captain America Trailer finally dropped – and it kicked my ass!

As a (nearly) life long Captain America fan, I’ve been waiting for this movie for a long time – especially after the disastrous Captain America 1990 movie.  The only thing worse than the casting, acting (actually, I remember thinking that Scott Paulin was good as The Red Skull), cinematography and soundtrack is the writing – when Cap jumps out of the plane, he’s scared.  Now Steve Rogers is a character that is well rounded and fully capable of experiencing and expressing the emotion of fear in a believable way, but he would never be afraid of something like heights or jumping out a plane…  because, you know… he’s Captain America!  Jumping out of planes is part of the job description.  The movie available on YouTube in it’s entirety – watch it if you dare.

This Captain America movie looks like it’s going to get it right.  Sure, we’re probably not going to get any Invaders and I’m guessing Bucky isn’t going to be in spandex, but you can’t have everything – at least it looks like the Howling Commandos are going to be at his side, and that’s something.  The most important thing to get right here is what they effed up so terribly in 1990 – getting Steve Rogers character right is essential, and I like what I’m seeing so far.  After the Rebirth sequence is over, he’s asked, “How do you feel?” to which he responds, “Taller,” which is a perfect Steve Rogers response.  But more than that, the words we hear Dr. Erskine tell Steve at the beginning of the trailer are so important, “Whatever happens, stay who you are – not just a soldier, but a good man.”  That’s who Steve Rogers is – he’s the best of men:  selfless, fearless and compassionate.  If that’s the character that shows up here, not the jerk who showed up in 1990, this could be a really fun movie.

Of course, we’ll find out in July if the movie really is any good, but the trailer has set my expectations high.  I can only hope they’re met.

UPDATED: Full Trailer now available!

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Posted on February 7, 2011, in comic book reviews, movie review and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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