THE AVENGERS: SO LONG TO WAIT, YET I’M ALREADY SALIVATING

Okay, just to mess with my update schedule (it seems), the first Avengers trailer was released last night by Yahoo! Movies.  It’s not exactly a trailer though, it’s actually the clip that aired after the credits in Captain America: The First Avenger.  And even then, most of the clip is the final thirty seconds of Captain America and about ten seconds of the Avengers clip (which was originally about thirty seconds long).  Either way, the internet is abuzz and I promised myself that I’d write about the Avengers as soon as the first trailer was released. 

To start, here’s the clip:

I apologize to Yahoo! Movies for using a youtube version, but WordPress is picky about where I can embed video from.  If you’d like to view it in HD, which I thoroughly recommend (or if the youtube version has been flagged and removed), you can view it here.

So, what do we have in those…30 seconds?  Well, about ten seconds of actual footage and twenty seconds of a motion poster with a Samuel L. Jackson voiceover.  Narrowing this down,

WHAT DO WE SEE IN THE TEN SECONDS OF FOOTAGE? 

Well, there’s about three seconds of snapshots: Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Captain America (Chris Evans), Bruce Banner [The Hulk] (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).

Then we have a brief shot of Thor with his arms folded.  Behind him, we have Captain America, Black Widow, and Bruce Banner standing around a table with what appears to be the S.H.I.E.L.D.(employer of Agent Coulson from Iron Man and Thor) emblem on the wall.

Followed by a very brief shot of Jackson before some neat looking Minority Report-esque computer screens.  And then we see Tony Stark making fun of Thor’s hammer toss (that’s a bright move).  Which brings about the final shot, Thor tossing his hammer (which actually rotates now, unlike in Thor).

Then we have twenty seconds of motion poster and Jackson talking about the Avengers. 

FINAL THOUGHTS

Well, as the title specified, I’m already drooling over this film.  Which, I have to say, is kind of surprising.  I have never been a fan of the Hulk films, nor was I particularly impressed by Thor.  But I’m hopeful, neither of those two can have an overly large share of screen time in this film as there are a bunch of other main characters.  Furthermore, the budget for this film must be exorbitant as Marvel’s basically unleashing half of their heroes in one film.  

For those reasons, I will remain optimistic. 

 

 

The anticipated release date for The Avengers is May 4, 2012.

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