The Avengers – New Trailer29.02.12 # Trailers # 12 Comments
And yes, it features that BAAAAAAMMMHHHH noise – the blaring bullhorn sound which now seems to be the essential accoutrement to the audio track of every post-Inception blockbuster. But what else do you get in the new trailer for Marvel’s upcoming uber-blockbuster? Why, nothing less than a heavy dose of superheroes vs. spaceships smackdown.
As it happens, it is hard to escape the impression that showcased action scenes of an Earthly metropolis being used as a cosmic battlefield are Transformers: Dark of the Moon all over again – particularly at the end of the clip when that giant robo-snake appears (the snake, incidentally, looks not unlike a mechanical version of the Midgard Serpent, which in Marvel continuity and Norse myth alike is offspring of Loki and an arch-foe of Thor).
With the emphasis so squarely on the action, the actors don’t get much of a look in, with it being left to Robert Downey Jr. to inject a soupcon of charisma into the trailer’s proceedings. Oh, and the CG Hulk still doesn’t look bang on the money.
But if the new clip underwhelms a shade, then it is also hard to escape the conclusion that Marvel and director Joss Whedon are still keeping significant surprises in store – maybe all the way up until The Avengers opens on 4 May (27 April in the UK, where it has just been idiotically renamed Marvel Avengers Assemble, in order to avoid confusion with the ’60s telly show).