I’ve got to hand it to these Captain America: The Winter Soldier previews. They’ve dished out the perfect blend of action sequences and dialogue and still aren’t spoiling the plot. In contrast, there’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 previews, which seems to have given away more than half of the story with its trailers. Hell, this newest Winter Soldier trailer features a near three-minute clip from the movie, and I’m still not sure what’s going to go down in the film. Take a look!
I gotta say, that was one sick action sequence. The camera work is a little frantic, but for scenes like that it works well. As you can see, that was our introduction to George Batroc, better known in the comics as Batroc the Leaper. We know that Batroc’s only going to have a small role in the film, but I’m looking forward to the fight between Cap and him.
Of course, Black Widow was the other star of this clip, and she was kicking major ass. Her and Cap’s back-and-forth banter was really fun to watch, and I prefer her as his dating adviser rather than his girlfriend anyday. I’m also glad to see that her infamous shock gauntlets (is that what they’re officially called?) are finally making their MCU appearance.
As for the “trailer” part, we got some new bits to chew on. First off, can someone tell me where I can buy one of those Winter Soldier bionic arms? I mean, I knew the arm was super-strong in the comics, but damn, that thing is beastly. Also, Cap is seen jumping out of what looks like the elevator where he lay the smack down on all those guys. Look Cap, don’t make a habit of always jumping out without a parachute. You may have a body at its physical peak, but even you’ll go splat on the sidewalk.
However, what I liked most about the trailer was its theme of living in a morally gray society. No longer is it the days where the bad guys were obvious and Cap knew what was right and wrong. Yes, he still has that profound moral compass, but it’s like he said, all he wanted to do is what was right and now he’s not sure what that is anymore. This was reiterated by that woman, who sounded an awful lot like Peggy Carter, stating that the world has changed and there was nothing they could do about it. Captain America: The First Avenger was a fun war-time romp, but I’m glad this movie is going more in-depth with its themes and messages.
Oh, and correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe this trailer gave us our first look at the Winter Soldier without his mask or eye-makeup. If non-comics fans didn’t know who he was before, they’ll probably be able to guess now.
High-paced action and an intricate storyline. Man, am I looking forward to this film!