About that Avengers Trailer

February 6, 2012

I love the Avengers. I very much like Joss Whedon, both as a writer and directer. Even so, last night’s Avengers Super Bowl trailer left me a little cold. A commenter at AICN figures out why for me:

Pan around the heroes… Norse god of thunder, Super Soldier, super-power armoured genius, mother fucking HULK, then…

girl with a small gun.

Yes. That’s what didn’t work. Everything about the Black Widow in Iron Man 2 felt like a studio note–from concept, to casting, to execution. This looks unsettlingly like more of the same.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

TB February 6, 2012 at 7:52 pm

The problem is that girls can’t fight.


Meryl Yourish February 6, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Hey TB, meet you in the park after school and I’ll show you how girls can too, fight.

I never lost one as a kid. Come to think of it, never lost one, period.


Jesse A. February 6, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Agreed. BUT…. Joss Whedon has a proven track record of writing small women who kick ass against larger, tougher opponents. My hope (and that’s all it is, at this point, I have no real expectations) is that he’ll be able to make it work.


Fake Herzog February 7, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I’ll tell you what’s wrong with that trailer — the same thing that has been wrong with all the Avengers trailers so far — we don’t see the damn supervillians! The heroes are just standing around looking tough…with nothing to fight! This is driving me crazy.

I was expecting the alien reveal during the Superbowl and all I got were a couple of decent Hulk shots. I’m not happy people…


John February 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Fake, They DID show the villain of the piece in the last scene with Tony Stark. He has “…an army.” ;)


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