Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Trailer Review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLWsK1ZFunA Here it is, the very first official trailer for Marvels upcoming release, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Let’s get right into right. So we start off with back and forth between Cap and Black Widow, apparently the new power couple of the Marvel Universe. I liked it, I think Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson have some pretty good chemistry and I’m interested to see how their relationship will play out throughout the movie considering some pretty major plot points hinted at which we’ll get into later. Cap jumps out of the back of plane, again, this time sans parachute and into the water which I’m guessing is leading up to the scene talked about in interviews where Cap single handedly seizes control of an enemy boat.

 

Right off the bat and throughout the trailer we get a pretty good look at Caps new Shield Issued suit, which I just love. I think it’s a major improvement over the quite frankly ridiculous outfit in The Avengers.

 

Next up we get a few shots of DC where the movie will be primarily set and our first look at acting legend Robert Redford as Shield top brass giving Steve a pep talk. Whilst I really enjoyed this trailer it does seem like you can deduce the entire plot already. I may be wrong but here’s what I’m thinking in broad strokes. Cap is adjusting to his new life as an active Shield operative in the modern world, far gone are the black and white days of WW2 where good and evil were clearly defined, now Steve must fight in a world where the government sees fit to sacrifice certain civil liberties for the greater good, which obviously doesn’t sit well with Cap ‘This isn’t freedom it’s fear’. Robert Redfords character will obviously be Caps antithesis, his polar opposite and eventually Shield itself will turn against Cap (the elevator scene).

 

Shield much like Tony Stark have obviously been responding the post alien invasion climate by stock piling a metric fuck ton of hellicarriers underneath DC, and I’m guessing that it’s not The Winter Soldier who brings down the hellicarrier we see in the trailer but Cap himself. Honestly I would not be surprised if they end up tampering with The Winter Soldiers origin and make him one of Shields dirty little secrets much like the tesseract arsenal in the Avengers, again making Cap question his allegiances. Clearly the Falcon buddies up with Cap but what about Black Widow, does she stand by Cap or with Shield? I’ve got to say this is easily the most excited I’ve been for a Marvel movie since The Avengers. Especially given that this movie has been described as the most crucial leading into The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

 

A few last points, the elevator scene looked great I love that they’re really making Cap a serious threat, the fist fight with The Winter Soldier looks intense, Falcon wow. Everything looks great. Really can’t wait to see more

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Marvel News Overload

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So let’s not bury the lead here this one is a biggie. Did not see this one coming. All I know about Ultron is that he’s a pretty badass robot created by Hank Pym (Antman) for some sort of experiment which goes wrong leading said robot to proceed to terminate the Avengers. So what’s going on with Thanos? Well Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige did previously drop hints that Thanos would be saved for the 3rd Avengers movie BUT we did also find out that Thanos will be appearing in the Guardians of the Galaxy. So there’s that to chew on aswell. 

At the Marvel Panel they pretty much had some sizzle footage for all their upcoming Phase 2 movies: Guardians of the Galaxy, apparently shaping up to be the comedic action team up romp set among the stars that many had expected with James Gunn at the helm. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, featuring some footage of Cap going all Jason Bourne on some Shield operative in an elevator, Robert Redford dishing out some advice about the modern world and a nice reveal of the titular antagonist. And Thor: The Dark World which seemingly put an end to the previous speculation that Loki could have a possible redemption path….SPOILERS well unless chopping off Thors good hammer throwing hand counts as redemption then NO.

So not a lot of news news apart from the title reveal but still a lot to keep fans going until 2015 and all good stuff. Looks like Mavels winning streak is set to continue for quite some time. 

Thor: The Dark World will be released 8th November 2013

Captain America: The Winter Solider will be released 4th April 2014

Guardians of The Galaxy will be released 1st of August 2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron will be released 1st of May 2015