Earth's Mightiest Teaser

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Earth's Mightiest Teaser

MovieBob breaks down The Avengers teaser frame-by-frame.

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Skrull invasion, anyone? Seems suitably earth threatening, which given the dialogue heard so far seems to be what's happening here. Kind of an obvious choice, maybe, but that doesn't make it a bad one.

ummm... are you waching a differnet trailer? cause your times are all off and a couple of scenes you reference aren't even there. I mean i've watch this thing dozens of times and trying to sync with your descriptions isn't working. I mean i like these deconstructions of trailers but if you're doing something different to what is linked please inform us so...

ALSO; Looking at the bigger picture, is anyone kinda surprised that the avengers, i have to say it, the second most well known superhero team is getting a movie before the most well known superhero team, the justice league? i mean i know that DC would love to put out a movie for all its big IPs and then make a justice league movie. Is it weird that even though everyone knows about the justice league DC can't make a decent movie for anyone who isn't a pyschopath in a batsuit fighting other pyschopaths?

personally speaking i didn't know about the avengers until i really started getting into comics. I find it odd that with all the various incarnations of justice league for TV that isn't getting a big screen adaptation first.

Still Avengers is looking like it's gonna be awesome.

J03bot:
Skrull invasion, anyone? Seems suitably earth threatening, which given the dialogue heard so far seems to be what's happening here. Kind of an obvious choice, maybe, but that doesn't make it a bad one.

It's probably the Chitauri from the Ultimates

rayen020:
ummm... are you waching a differnet trailer? cause your times are all off and a couple of scenes you reference aren't even there. I mean i've watch this thing dozens of times and trying to sync with your descriptions isn't working. I mean i like these deconstructions of trailers but if you're doing something different to what is linked please inform us so...

i noticed that a bit too. oh well

OT: Hey looks like we agree on something for once bob, especially the soundtrack part, i really think some epic orchestral parts could have done this movie wonders, hopefully they hit another trailer out in the spring that has that perhaps.

You forgot the movie industry's massive Trent Reznor Hard-on :P

I have to agree the NIN music feels out of place here - ever since the 300 trailer it seems like people can't get enough of pillaging The Fragile for trailer music though ..

Otherwise looks awesome can't wait!

MovieBob:
At this point, people asking "Why doesn't Tony Stark just make wearable-fighter-jet suits for all of them???" are politely asked to stop being party-poopers and learn not to hate fun so much.

Um, I assumed it was because the others don't have nuclear reactors where their hearts should be...

01:54 Aaaaaand there's your new "Hulk," ladies and gentlemen - a suitable compromise between the more realistic Ang Lee version and the more comic-accurate Incredible version.

I think you have that backwards. The Ang Lee Hulk, which had a poppier, brighter green skin tone, looked way more like the classic comic depictions than the muted gray/puke green from Incredible Hulk. Come to think of it, the whole of Ang Lee's Hulk is far more accurate to the comics than the Marvel Studios movie was (Banner becomes Hulk after saving someone from being hit with radiation, the Hulk had a childlike personality, and General Ross genuinely wants to protect people from the threat of the Hulk, whereas Incredible Hulk lacks the first two elements and turns Ross into a more conspiracy theory type of figure).

More on topic: apart from Downey, Jr.'s Whedonspeak being pretty good, I thought that trailer was way too boring. Maybe it's because I've been underwhelmed by every one of the Marvel Studios movies save for the first Iron Man, but for the major earth-shattering, genre-bending movie event that brings all these characters together, it looks like something Jerry Bruckheimer would've farted through the studio system in the '90's.

I loved the trailer thus far. I can't wait to see it when it includes better, post-production shots. And I'm happy to have a lot of Iron Man in this trailer. I know that's not everybody's taste but Robert Downey is, arguably, the biggest film star in this mix of heroes as well as the star of the most popular film among all the pre-avengers films. Logically, in order to get the skeptics interested, they had to have him be the big focus at the start. Ideally, Cap takes the helm and says, "Avengers Assemble". Ideally, it plays an ensemble cast scenario where no one hogs the screen too much longer than the others. But, unfortunately, I feel like the film will focus more on Iron Man and Iron Man will probably try to run the team and be butting heads with Cap throughout the film, despite not being fit for the role of leader with his lack of responsibility and whatnot.

Also, music wise, it must be the theme from the animated series. If no one in the trailers will say "Avengers Assemble" then let Radiohead do it from the perfect theme song for this film.

Also, will there be a mention of Ant-Man and Wasp? I know that IMDB says Ant-Man will have a movie sometime down the road (if this movie here works anyway). But I like Wasp and I really hope that they get in this film, or at least a brief mention.

Sylocat:

MovieBob:
At this point, people asking "Why doesn't Tony Stark just make wearable-fighter-jet suits for all of them???" are politely asked to stop being party-poopers and learn not to hate fun so much.

Um, I assumed it was because the others don't have nuclear reactors where their hearts should be...

Well, Stark made his first Arc Reactor IN A CAVE, WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS, so it's not like they're hard for him to make.

Bob, I approve of the Lonely Island reference.

I'm a little sceptical of how well the 'Whedonspeak' is going to play. As much as I liked Buffy back in the day, Joss Whedon's characters all sound the same to me. Good for Tony Stark/Iron Man, sure, but can he really write some of the others (especially Captain America) without giving in to his temptation to be knowing and ironic?

Um... incidentally, why has nobody said "Avengers Assemble!" yet?

They're saving it for the climactic battle of the movie. I can already see it. They all group together in front of the camera, we get and individual close up on each one and then Cap says it, and hell breaks loose. Called it.

"Coming only to cinemas"

So no blu-ray release? That'll be a shame, I was going to collect them all..

I have a question about continuity for you Bob, or anyone who has an answer.
At the end of Incredible Hulk with Ed Norton, Nick Fury talks with General Ross.
Leading us to believe that Fury wants Ross on board, not Hulk
In the Avengers' trailer, it's clearly Hulk, Bruce Banner that is part of the team, not Ross.
(yeah I know, that's how it is in the comics, but I'm talking about the movies here)
Why is that? As far as I know, there wasn't any closure between Banner and Ross.
Do you think that it'll be explained, or just ignored?

Arcanist:

Sylocat:

MovieBob:
At this point, people asking "Why doesn't Tony Stark just make wearable-fighter-jet suits for all of them???" are politely asked to stop being party-poopers and learn not to hate fun so much.

Um, I assumed it was because the others don't have nuclear reactors where their hearts should be...

Well, Stark made his first Arc Reactor IN A CAVE, WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS, so it's not like they're hard for him to make.

Bob, I approve of the Lonely Island reference.

Which was slowly killing him until he made the improved one in the second Iron-man film... And it wan't scraps so much as parts from all his weapons that were sold on the black market.

Arcanist:

Sylocat:

MovieBob:
At this point, people asking "Why doesn't Tony Stark just make wearable-fighter-jet suits for all of them???" are politely asked to stop being party-poopers and learn not to hate fun so much.

Um, I assumed it was because the others don't have nuclear reactors where their hearts should be...

Well, Stark made his first Arc Reactor IN A CAVE, WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS, so it's not like they're hard for him to make.

Yeah, but he'd have to scoop out large portions of their chests to put them in, unless he wanted to use the highly-inferior model that Obadiah used.

Besides, Hulk wouldn't fit in one, Thor doesn't need one, and Cap would probably be too proud. Black Widow is more stealth-oriented, and I imagine they're putting Hawkeye in the "sniper" role.

alrekr:

Arcanist:

Sylocat:
Um, I assumed it was because the others don't have nuclear reactors where their hearts should be...

Well, Stark made his first Arc Reactor IN A CAVE, WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS, so it's not like they're hard for him to make.

Bob, I approve of the Lonely Island reference.

Which was slowly killing him until he made the improved one in the second Iron-man film... And it wan't scraps so much as parts from all his weapons that were sold on the black market.

He may be only saying it that way because that's Jeff Bridges' exact line in Iron Man.

To some engineer who failed to replicate the Arc reactor for him: "What do you mean it can't be done? Tony Stark made it IN A CAVE, WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!"

You know what movie they really need to make? The Justice Friends. That's all I think about when I see the Avengers hanging out together.

J03bot:
Skrull invasion, anyone? Seems suitably earth threatening, which given the dialogue heard so far seems to be what's happening here. Kind of an obvious choice, maybe, but that doesn't make it a bad one.

This is what I personally think too, especially given the canceled avengers video game

Regarding the different looking suit for captain america maybe they go with the whole during the cold war they had a different guy rocking the captain america suit (was it bucky who did that?)

Sylocat:

MovieBob:
At this point, people asking "Why doesn't Tony Stark just make wearable-fighter-jet suits for all of them???" are politely asked to stop being party-poopers and learn not to hate fun so much.

Um, I assumed it was because the others don't have nuclear reactors where their hearts should be...

Well James Rhodes (War Machine) used one of the suits without a core reactor. So it seems like it's still viable.
OT: I am really looking forward to this movie. Although I will be disappointed if they focus too much on Stark, he is a hilarious character so I think I can live with it. Hopefully though it has a massive run time and does all the characters justice.

Also, as others have said, the times are off. Not that it matters that much, just ignore Bob's timestamps and go scene by scene. It's not that confusing.

I know you said not to ask this question but:

"Why hasn't Tony Stark built wearable suits of flying armor for the non-flying Avengers."

Not that it's a plot hole or continuity problem- but because that just sounds so damn FUN!

Good walkthrough of the trailer, though I consider it a little odd that you talked about how strange it is to have an archer and a martial artist, then immediately said not to be a party-pooper.

Bows are also still extremely powerful, though admittedly sometimes outdated, weapons (especially for stealth).

OT: loved the trailer review, can't wait for this movie.

I can't wait my only gripe so for for the whole universe was no hawkeye movie that I know of.

1:15
"And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee!"

If you stop it perfectly at 1:25, you can see Loki's staff with the Cosmic Cube in it. True Story.

Bob,

I'm going to disagree with you on Loki not being the only villain. Let me lay it out for you on how I feel it is going to go. I acknowledge I'm still only guessing as well.

Loki gets arrested on purpose, basically so he can steal the cosmic cube. When everyone is away, he retrieves his weapon and the cube, and uses it to escape. The thing(s) in the sky everyone is looking at probably isn't Loki himself, but perhaps something Loki had pretty much ready to go except for the missing Cosmic Cube.

I mean, think about it, could SHIELD really take Loki down without the help of anyone in the Avengers? The scene looks like it takes place before the team is all assembled and basically deciding if they'll even join together in the first place, so I don't think they were the ones to take him down.

Anyway, those are my thoughts.

I dread Whedon's badly-aged dialogue

Joss Whedon is a perfect pick for this. Read the first 4 Astonishing X-Men graphic novels if you don't believe the stats. Ord of the Breakworld was simple, powerful and also excellently written/murderous.

Wilbot666:
Joss Whedon is a perfect pick for this. Read the first 4 Astonishing X-Men graphic novels if you don't believe the stats. Ord of the Breakworld was simple, powerful and also excellently written/murderous.

Absolutely. Whedon´s x-men run should be the blueprint to its movie franchise. If the Avengers turn out half as good as those comics i´ll be a happy man. The line "I really like beer" alone makes it worthwhile.

Sylocat:

MovieBob:
At this point, people asking "Why doesn't Tony Stark just make wearable-fighter-jet suits for all of them???" are politely asked to stop being party-poopers and learn not to hate fun so much.

Um, I assumed it was because the others don't have nuclear reactors where their hearts should be...

Counter point: War Machine

Damn, Ninja'ed

On topic: I need a 24-style countdown clock for this movie...

You know I am somewhat surprised that Bob didn't seem to bring up Hawk-eye's bow which looked really flimsy as he unfolded it in the trailer. A hero who's main weapon is that should probably have a really cool meaty-looking bow shouldn't he?

I dunno maybe its just me? still an awesome trailer.

The problem is Bob that the movie will wind up being about Iron Man or at least that is who everyone will remember because Robert Downy Jr./Iron Man is so head-and-shoulders above the rest of the cast he'll steal the show anytime Black Widow isn't on-screen.

Clark Gregg as SHIELD Agent Coulson, so far THE breakout supporting character of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe (and soon the ANIMATED Universe, too.) Do people know he's also a director? He made Choke. You should see it.

I've always found his role in the Marvel universe more entertaining due to the fact he was also the goto "FBI Agent" in the West Wing. Easily imagine him getting a sideways promotion to SHIELD.

Looking foward to this. So far all the Marvel films have either made me like a character I didn't know about (Thor) or sold me on something I thought would end up being really stupid (Captain America). Also, Whedon's strength at handling ensembles well in his shows gives me greater confidence in this then his dialogue.

Gasoline explosions and flipping cars.

I swear, CG studios must have a keyboard macro for "and then a car flips end-over-end" by this point. I think the Conan movie had a freaking carriage flip end-over-end.

Hello, SFX departments: we are no longer impressed. Find something else to do, please.

Black Widow is cool - you can tell, because she doesn't look at the explosion. A shamelessly gratuitous "smoking-hot-action-girl" shot. I have no objection to this.

I'm waiting for the movie where someone is decapitated by a piece of shrapnel or crushed by a falling piece of concrete because they weren't looking at the explosion.

But, yeah... I'd probably pony up for a movie of nothing but Johansson in a black jumpsuit doing nifty acrobatic takedowns on henchmen.

I'm really curious as to the context of this scene - the outfit is preserved like a museum piece, as in "this is Captain America's gear;" but it's NOT his actual gear (it can't be, he was wearing said gear when he was frozen)

I agree it's probably not meant to be his original gear, but

a) we don't know how long he was held, unconscious, and

b) are we really sure that he only had one suit? Must have had to do laundry at some point.

Just a tiny quibble.

Um... incidentally, why has nobody said "Avengers Assemble!" yet?

Yeah, I've wondered this, too. Surely they know this is the tag-line every geek is waiting for.

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