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February 7th, 2011

Trailer... Hmmm @ 11:23 am

So I guess that I missed seeing the trailer for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER because I had a dinner date with my nephew who was boycotting the big game. (First of all, *I* am extremely pleased that the Packers won. I'm a Wisconsin native and it's just kind of cool to see a team owned by the people of Greenbay do so well.) Jon and I watched the Cap trailer on his iPhone, but I thought maybe I missed something because the screen was so small, but, uh... not really.

Here's the link to the Official site, from which you can follow to the official Superbowl trailer.

I don't know. It's not that Cap doesn't look cool, because he does. But I was really hoping for an iconic shot, you know, a sheild toss or something... like they gave us with IRONMAN (the classic shot of him landing and then the repulsor ray image. Honestly, it's little bits like that which make me go: "cooooooooooool!")

I should write to the folks over at the Marvel movie studios and explain something quite simple to them. Comic book fans (or, at least THIS comic book fan,) is actually not as nitpicky as you think or worry. I'm used to reboots. I'll follow almost any storyline for a couple of hours. What I want from a superhero movie is a chance to see my hero do that cool stuff s/he does in the still frames LIVE. Like, seeing Nightcrawler's "bamf" in action totally made up (for me, at least,) for the fact that Kurt apparently did not recognize his own MOTHER, the only other blue skinned person in town.... But, you know, seriously, I even enjoyed seeing Gambit do his card trick, even though I wasn't at ALL sold on the guy they had playing him in WOLVERINE.

So I'd like to see:

or that moment right before he yells "Avengers Assemble" when he raises the sheild, like this:

That's kind of all I need.

At any rate, we had a fine weekend, despite missing the Superbowl ads. Saturday Mason had swimming class and then we went directly to the Sprawl where we met up with some friends who had unlimited wristbands to the amusment park formerly known as Camp Snoopy (now Nikolodean). Alas, I forgot to pack my computer, so I ended up having to make an emergency purchase at Barnes & Noble of a notbook and some paper, since Mason had two teenage girls to chaperone him. I got to sit with the other adult and chat at the Caribou Coffee which is nestled just inside the amusement park next to the LEGOs store. I was awfully distracted from writing, though, anyway. The Mall is the GREATEST people watching place, probably just shy of the State Fair. I discovered, for instance, that Goths still exist. I was really grateful to see that, since I just sort of assumed they did when I wrote Garnet and Ana.

I was also distracted all weekend by the most bizarrely overwhelming desire to write STAR WARS fan fic. I'm going to have to get that out of my system at some point, but it seriously has to stop descending on me whenever I realize I have a deadline swiftly approaching.

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Date:February 7th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
I need to watch it again, because I've only just seen it at the work computer. But I liked the tone and feel of what I saw.

It is odd that there's no money shot, though. No iconic moment. Because, this was a superbowl advertisement, and they cost. I imagine you want to leave people with a !!!!! when the commercial ends.

But I dunno. On the whole, still optimistic over here :)
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Date:February 8th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm still fairly optimistic, but, you know, having since gone to see the THOR trailer -- which was FULL of money shots -- I'm a tiny bit more nervous. If only because I never in a million years thought I'd be MORE excited to go to see Thor (a title I *rarely* pick up) than Cap!
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Date:February 8th, 2011 06:51 pm (UTC)
Ha! I had reacted to the Thor one the way you reacted to the Cap one. I'm...just not sold on Thor yet. Odd...

Actually, having finally watched a bunch of the Superbowl trailers finally (I didn't watch the game either), all I can say is: Yeesh. They all try to cram so much in a 30 second spot, and I wasn't left with a sense of overwhelming awesome from any of them. None of them looked like shit, mind you, but...none of them thoroughly kicked my ass, either.

(I haven't yet seen the Cowboys and Aliens or Battle LA ones, so maybe I'm missing something.)

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