Oct 11, 2011

The Avengers Trailer

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Marvel Studios released the first trailer for The Avengers this morning. You can view it {here}.

I've been excited for this film since I first heard they were going to make it. Things got even more exciting when I heard Joss Whedon would be directing it. As details built up and photos of filming leaked, things got better and better. This looked to have all the makings of a truly fun, really well told action film.

This morning's trailer didn't disappoint. It also kept a whole lot back, as it should. I am really going to enjoy watching this one. I like "coming together" style movies where a group is first being formed. Gone in 60 Seconds had that feeling; Star Trek in 2009 had it. The trust issues as different people try to work together for the first time, ego clashes, the quips and wit that are exchanged all make for really enjoyable cinema. Seeing Tony Stark heckle Bruce Banner was just awesome.

The action sequences look to be very large in scope. At the same time they don't appear to be CGI-heavy. As good as CG is getting these days, nothing yet comes close to real footage of something real. It also makes for far more believable acting when there is something physical and real to react to or interact with. I think using as many practical effects as possible was a crucially right decision here.

This is one of my most anticipated films of 2012. Everything looks like it is being done with the utmost care and respect for the source material and characters. There are some really incredible comic book characters and if their stories could all be told like this, there would be no shortage of amazing films in the action genre.

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