It seems a little anti-climactic after we’ve already broken down Expository Tommy Lee Jones, but now Marvel has released the full trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger. There’s not a lot to say about it considering we’ve already seen the bulk of the footage, but I’d have to say my favorite part is the way they set up the character by having pre-Captain America Steve Rogers attempt to use a trash can lid as a shield. HURRRR, FORESHADOWING! He was DESTINED to become Captain America, you see! COLONEL! HAVE YOU SEEN THESE TEST RESULTS? THE BOY SCORED IN THE 98TH PERCENTILE IN SHIELDING INSTINCTS!
I wish they’d gone this direction with Thor, where the entire first act is just Thor looking confused and sad, trying to hammer railroad spikes with a reuben sandwich.
[Directed by Joe Johnston, starring Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Stanley Tucci, opens July 22nd]