Monday, February 7, 2011

Teaser Trailer Review: Captain America: The First Avenger

After the glorious summer movie season of 2008 gave us four comic book adaptations that ranged from very good to great (Dark Knight, Iron Man, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Wanted, The Incredible Hulk), 2009 stumbled out of the gate with the ambitious yet ultimately disappointing Watchmen.  Then, the summer movie season of 2009 opened with the abysmal X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  Together, both productions seemed to be signaling the death knell.  Just like any other genre, superheroes need rejuvenation and retooling from time to time.  If the genre is to last, it needs to constantly reinvent itself. The modern superhero film is still relatively young, and not out of the experimental stages as of yet.  For it to die a premature death would truly suck.