February 6th, 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.
[…] Bowl spot. Two: Is there really no Marvel woman superhero cooler than Black Widow? Jonathan Last is tragically correct about that sad-trombone dramatic pan near the end. Three: I haven’t seen “Captain […]
The problem is that girls can’t fight.
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.
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.
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…
Fake, They DID show the villain of the piece in the last scene with Tony Stark. He has “…an army.”