Monday, 6 February 2012

The Avengers Super Bowl Trailer(s): (Extended & short) Do we “...have a Hulk”? Oh yes we do, and he’s awesome...

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Those who count themselves as Avengers fans or MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) fans have been impatiently waiting for three things. A glimpse of The Avengers, altogether ans “Assembled”; a look at Loki’s Army (to see what they are) and a look at Mark Ruffalo’s ‘Avatar’ Hulk. Well the extended Super Bowl trailer gave s all three of those and we were not disappointed!

Thor gives his hammer a rest and rides a Quinjet instead

The Avengers Assembled shot is no mere cut to a line of heroes standing all Christmas photo like in a row oh No, we get a roving camera shot as we see the Avengers forming a circle in a very last stand, “Today IS a good day to die” fashion. It’s a great sequence and I’m sure nerds everywhere had to run for a box of tissues at that point. (I will neither confirm, nor deny the use of extra tissues here...ahem)

Loki’s Troll / Dark Elf / Demons (or whatever those weirdos from Surtur's land 'Muspelheim' are called) (?) army was very impressive, jumping off some giant spaceship thing and doing their level best to take down poor old Iron Man in what is a comparatively antiquated piece of technology. It may still b awhile before we get official conformation of what this army consists of, but they look pretty mean and impressive to me.

Skrulls or Sons of Muspell

So we get to The Incredible Hulk. As you can see from that still it really does look like Mark Ruffalo has been “pelted by Gamma rays, tuned into the hulk...” Whilst I am sure that, just as with the unfinished ‘early’ shots from Avatar and Rise of The Apes (both of which are now acknowledged as masterful) there will be a few who insist that it doesn’t look like a real Hulk, most will be pretty impressed with this 3rd and greatest incarnation of Movie Hulkness and look forward to an even better looking Hulk when the Avengers hits the cinema from late April.

Ironically the Big Game spot itself was little more than an advertisement for the extended and full trailer over on Marvel’s channel. Ironic because there was a trailer for the ‘Big Game’ trailer itself last week (which racked up over 2.6 million views on YouTube last week: So is that a trailer for a trailer for another trailer? Surely a new record?

“Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures "Marvel's The Avengers"--the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, "Marvel's The Avengers" is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series "The Avengers," first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when "Marvel's The Avengers" assemble in summer 2012. In "Marvel's The Avengers," superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.”

The mighty S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier is probably 4th on the list (in many people’s top 3 I’ll bet) but for now we shall have to content ourselves with a look at a Quinjet (sort of the stretch Limo for Avengers) landing, next to another Quinjet and a regular old Harrier, on the deck of The Helicarrier.

Extended Super Bowl trailer...

The Avengers begins it international roll ot on the 25th of April, to get out ahead of the European Football championships, which will be taking a significant number of people (men & women) away from all other forms of life this summer. (Even The Olympics have no interest in attempting to clash with Football.) North Americans will get to see if Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) & Earth’s Mightiest Heroes can save the world from Loki on the 4th of May.

30 second Super Bowl trailer...

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