Rate-a-Trailer: ‘Captain America’


Okay, we’ll say it: We’re tired of superhero movies. The saturation point has long passed. Thanks to the success of the Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, and X-Men franchises, it now seems that any caped hero who ever appeared in the pages of a comic book is a worthwhile subject for a major motion picture — in spite of the fact that, with the exception of the films mentioned above (and not even all of them — how ya doin’, X-Men: The Last Stand) and a few scattered others, most comic book movies are downright putrid.

So please, please, bear that bias in mind when we tell you that, much to our chagrin, the new trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger looks awesome. Director Joe Johnston’s ’40s visual scheme is delicious (the trailer immediately brings The Rocketeer to mind — which, wouldn’t you know it, was directed by Joe Johnston), Chris Evans is looking more and more credible (pull this off, Chris, and you’re forgiven for those Fantastic Four movies), and how about this supporting cast? Tommy Lee Jones? Stanley Tucci? Hugo Weaving? Sign us up! Check out the full trailer after the jump, and let us know if you agree in the comments.