I’ve posted a few times regarding my thoughts on the upcoming Captain America movie.
Looking back, I also took time to thoroughly dissect (read: shit on) the design of the Captain America costume.
In all, based on the content of the teaser trailers, as well as Joe Johnston’s notable, but severely bipolar filmography; I’d be lying if I said I was expecting much from the finished product.
Ever since I caught word of the Captain America movie, the one thing I was hoping for from the movie; was that it wouldn’t shame the character of Captain America.
I happen to like Captain America.
Some people take offense to the boldfaced patriotism inherent to his character, or his cheesy “old-timey” sensibilities; but personally, I kind of like that about Cap.
While I’m far from posting an American flag out on my porch, in a cynical age; I can’t help but admire the straightforward nature of Captain America’s values and symbolism.
Anyway, the real reason I’m making this post; is because, after viewing the newest full-length trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger, I can honestly say my impression of it has improved.
Well okay, that kind of had a hand in raising my spirits too.
While the trailer itself is far from brilliant, there’s an intangible element to it that appealed to me.
Hell, even Chris Evans seemed closer to being Steve Rogers than I felt previously.
In short, the trailer gives the impression that the movie is far more cohesive and well put together than I initially thought.
I know of the dangers of creating expectation from promotional materials, but for whatever reason; this new trailer has drastically changed my expectation from “hopeful” in the sense of hoping it won’t suck balls, to “hopeful” in the sense that I hope it’s as fun as it seems.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but for me that’s a pretty big leap.
Anyway, take a look for yourself HERE; I think you’ll pleasantly surprised.