So, by now you have already seen the much talked about trailer to the upcoming Avengers movie and there is one thing that I wanted to point out about it that has me completely fed up: I liked the trailer. I liked the trailer and I cannot stand myself for liking it. If you do not know the trailer I speak of, take a gander below.
Can you believe the nerve of these people? Blatantly using a great song from NIN to lure me in and then flashing their powerhouse genitals at me, who go by the name of Robert Downy Jr and Jeremy Renner (otherwise known as the guy from Hurt Locker). Not only that, but then they have to throw in my movie-crush Scarlet Johansson into the mix with some awesome, comic-esque poses to keep me from clicking on that new Tower Heist trailer that I would have rather checked out- initially. I like Mark Ruffalo but I couldn’t care less who plays Bruce Banner; I am more interested in The Hulk. And I will refrain from going into the Samuel L. Fury schhhhpeel again, because I have already surrendered to the fact that he is going to keep playing that guy.
What has my panties up my butt is the silent agreement I made with myself to swear off comic book movies for a long, long time. Okay, I did express it out loud at a later appointment, but it originated in my head the moment I exited the theater after watching Captain America. As one who grew up with these characters, I seem to build up an expectation that they should be handled with the craftiness that the stories in the comic books always provided them. It was a tall order for Hollywood to fulfill, so I decided to move on to other genres that would appease my story driven desires. But now this trailer comes out and had me curious to possibly watching it, when I know that I know that I know it has the same chance of being mishandled and warped for mass consumption like the other movies. Playing one of my favorite Nine Inch Nails songs did not help matters and this is even knowing that the song will not even make it into the movie. (I don’t know, but I know).
I certainly do not know what the future holds but I was certain it would not include The Avengers movie in any paid-for form. Perhaps it is good to know that others will watch this movie and hopefully get enticed to actually pick up a comic book themselves and discover this universe of characters that ushered me through puberty so eloquently. Who knows. Maybe it will only sell t-shirts and lunch boxes. Thankfully, I have plenty of time to think this one over before its May 2012 release date. What did you think of the trailer? A must see? Avoid it at all costs? Did you like that fat cop running from exploding cars as much as I did?