So, I’m going to highlight a few of my favorite Super Bowl movie trailers over the coming weeks. I won’t talk in-depth about them, but rather will just give my general impressions of the trailer and my level of excitement for the upcoming movie. This won’t be a “daily” feature (probably), but will rather be intermixed with things related to Writing and (for the next two weeks) the Olympics and any other topics that might come to mind.
Avengers: Infinity War
I fairly excited for this movie as the original Avengers movie is in my top 3 Marvel movies of all-time and was number 1 until it was supplanted by Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I really like the emphasis on team interaction in these movies. I feel, based on this trailer, and the original one that they released earlier in 2017 that they are going for a slightly darker tone, rather than a humorous one. While wanted to see that in the 2nd movie (Avengers: Age of Ultron), I’m not sure how much I want it in this one. Regardless of what I want, it seems, based on this trailer, that the movie will feature a more “cataclysmic”/”apocalyptic” plot and more seriousness than previous films have exhibited. Perhaps I’m wrong and the trademark humor will still be there, but based on the “worried” expressions of Black Panther and Captain America in the thumbnail for the trailer, it seems highly unlikely that the fun of the first Avengers will be there in large quantities–this seems like an entirely different type of movie based on the tone of the trailers.
Normally, I am super excited for any Marvel movie that comes out, but this has the feel of an era of change. I’ve heard (don’t know how true it is) that the contracts may be up for a number of the actors, so there might be changes to the line-up in the future. While I’m not how true that is, Marvel’s roster has expanded quite a bit since the days of the original Phase 1 heroes who helmed the original movies and the anchored the original Avengers movie.
Still, assuming AMC doesn’t do any of there normal tricks, I will hopefully see it when it releases May 4th, 2018 (in America). Hopefully, my trepidations will be proven wrong and I can report back here on the blog how much of a “grand adventure” it is, rather than the “end of an era” that I’m currently fearing.
I remain cautiously optimistic for this one, however.