Marvel finally released the Avengers: Infinity War from its tight clutches, sending the internet (particularly the not-so-niche-anymore nerd side of the net) into a tizzy. There were plenty of social media outbursts and proclamations that the upcoming film would be “the best Marvel movie ever,” coupled with the ubiquitous uploading of YouTube videos detailing exactly why Avengers: Infinity War will (or won’t) live up to expectations. While we (for the most part) reined in our urge to live-tweet our responses to the cinematic sneak peek when it first went up, we can’t hold out spilling our thoughts any longer. So, the question stands: How do we really feel about the Avengers: Infinity War trailer?
I’ll admit, after recently seeing Justice League, the wind has been taken out of my sails when it comes to Superhero Ensembles. With Marvel movies regularly releasing since 2008, there hasn’t been a shortage of the world, nay, the universe ending. But Marvel has done such a great job of building these characters from the ground up, often individually, so that when we see these familiar heroes interacting with each other, it enhances the story completely!
Highlights for me: I enjoyed seeing physical changes in haircuts to remind that these characters are ever-evolving (shout out to Paul Bettany REALLY being Vision), Black Panther’s fierce nails, and that group running shot that I think deep down we’re all a sucker for.
SO excited to see this huge cinematic event unfold. The magnitude of not just amazing characters, but also great actors on screen is surely going to be a treat. Even from the trailer, I can already tell its going to be chock-full of comic book details I’ll geek out about. May can’t come soon enough.
I already knew that this movie was going to be huge and epic and colorful, and the trailer did not disappoint those expectations. I had to watch it several times to catch all of the details, there was that much packed in. After an inspiring beginning that hearkened back to the first Avengers film, it got serious pretty quickly with the line, “In time, you will know what it’s like to lose.” This trailer mixed epic battles in various locations with plenty of shots of our heroes looking heroic (or #SquadGoals moments), and smaller details that I loved, such as Peter’s Spidey senses or the scene at the very end. And then there were the moments that made my heart stop, namely seeing several of the heroes getting absolutely wrecked. I cannot wait to see how it all plays out, and I’m also looking forward to watching Black Panther more than ever.
I have been keeping a watchful eye over all things Avengers: Infinity War–not just because I adore Marvel properties on the whole, but also because, well, it’s my job. (Being an entertainment journalist comes with the responsibility of making sure you know what’s going on in all the cinematic universes at once.) So even though I had been privy to written information about the trailer thanks to reports from D23 Expo (where the first Avengers: Infinity War footage was screened), actually seeing the clip with my own two eyeballs was quite special. From the gorgeous coalescing of so many A-list actors to the action-packed sequences that folded into one another like a line of Dominos clattering down, the small bit of Infinity War we were gifted yesterday is enough to keep me holding on for the next six months.
In an effort to keep things brief, here are my three standout moments:
- Spidey’s new suit and senses. Tom Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man is my absolute favourite iteration of the hero, and I am unimaginably excited to see him get his hands dirty with the big guys and gals.
- THE BLACK ORDER. Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) pack of underlings is going to bring the hellfire. It’s going to be beautifully brutal.
- “And get this man a shield.” Really, really keen on seeing Chadwick Boseman’s portrayal of T’Challa/Black Panther in Infinity War, especially since we’re getting the hero’s standalone (which looks unbelievable, I might add) in February.
I’ve built this up in my head for so long, but somehow, I never really got a clear picture in my head of what I wanted this movie to look like. That didn’t stop me from seriously enjoying every bit of this trailer. I’m a Marvel girl (90 percent of my favourite superheroes come from Marvel), so a movie that combines oodles of those characters is a dream for me. The MCU has so many great actors playing parts they were seemingly born to play, and this movie feels like is might be the best showcase for their personalities. I can’t wait for certain characters to interact. I understand that people were disappointed that Hawkeye, Ant-Man, and Wasp were absent, but I’m satisfied waiting a while before we get more details on their parts. The Vision and Wanda scenes had my little heart all a flutter, and Cap’s beard is easily my favourite new Avenger. Also, Spidey’s new suit is fresh as heck.
I’m of the unpopular opinion the Infinity War trailer was kind of just okay. I mean, I know Hawkeye was retired, but where’s Ant-Man?! I might’ve built it up in my head, but I just felt there should’ve been more to the oh-so-elusive trailer that Disney hid from the Internet for months.
Personal gripe: Why does Thanos look like a potato with a jawline? He looked way more menacing before.
Bottom line is, I’m still excited see it overall. Just don’t feel the hype, personally, from this trailer.
I am in the same boat as Julia on this one; I found the trailer to be all right, but it didn’t send shivers down my spine. Although I enjoyed seeing the characters we’ve come to know and love over the past decade all squeeze into the same sequence, I found myself only smiling and towards the final five seconds (no spoilers). After the witty hilarity of Thor: Ragnarok, I think I was expecting a bit more oomph from the Avengers trailer. Don’t get me wrong, I’m keen to see the movie as much as anyone else, but I certainly wasn’t jumping out of my seat in excitement. I would say I’m decidedly lukewarm in anticipation.
I lost my mind as soon as this trailer dropped. It was the middle of a work day, but I stopped everything I was doing to watch it, and boy, oh boy, was it worth it. After months of waiting for something, ever since some teaser footage was shown at Comic-Con, we finally get a full-fledged trailer and the wait paid off in the end.
The cinematography looks beautiful, the costumes and locations look amazing, and the story looks super intense. Not only does it look like it will be a massive epic film, but it also looks to be full of heartbreaking moments, which will definitely bring me to tears.
The DCEU could learn a thing or two from Marvel. You have to build up to these massive team-ups; you can’t just jump straight to it and after years and years of the MCU creating various solo movies, introducing new characters over time etc we’re now getting this next level team up that many are invested in. A lot of the audience has literally grown up with these characters. I watched Iron Man in the cinema when I was just 13 years old. Ten years later, I’m now 23, a proper adult (too an extent) and I’ve grown attached to a lot of these characters.
All in all this, trailer was lit and I’m excited!
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