The third and final Marvel comic-based movie to drop this summer, Captain America: The First Avenger, has a lot at stake. Most people would agree that the comic book conglomerate already hitting two-for-two, having already released Thor and X-Men: First Class to critical & commercial success, both received 77% and 87% approval ratings respectively on Rotten Tomatoes. If Captain America follows suit, the Avengers hype train will be hard to ignore.
The new trailer looks pretty exciting, featuring all of the explosions that a closet comic book nerd such as myself would want. Yeah, it probably isn’t going to offer much on an intellectual level, but Chris Evans is more than serviceable as a lead actor, and Tommy Lee Jones always makes for a good curmudgeon. Like Thor, it should deliver enough entertainment to satisfy the mainstream.
And it features Americans killing Nazis, always good for jolting the pulse.