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    Do you think the films will work? The actors suitable? Excited? Couldn't care less?

    Personally I think its cool they are trying to tie all the films together. Giving them all a foundation for which to tell larger stories.
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2011
    I'm interested--honestly a bit more for Thor, but then I've seen a bit more from that than from Cap. I intend on seeing both either way.
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    Me and some friends are dressing up for Thor. :>
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    I had some pretty high hopes for the Cap movie (Joe Johnston isn't a great director, but I still love The Rocketeer, and a period Captain America is exactly in that wheelhouse), and the Super Bowl spot actually exceeded them.

    Seriously: LOOK AT THE HOWLING COMMANDOS (specifically Dum Dum Dugan)! There were rumours that The Invaders were also going to be in the movie, but there haven't been any pictures of them yet, and no sign of them in the TV spot. Between the Howling Commandos, Red Skull, the Cosmic Cube and HYDRA, I'm not sure how they'll fit them in.
    • CommentAuthorJECole
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2011
    Hell with both of them. I'm ticking off the days until Super 8 shows.
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    I'm up for watching them but if Nick Fury strolls in and solves everyone's problems like he did in Iron Man 2 I'm going to be disappointed.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2011
    Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull? Fuck the rest of them, that's where it's at.

    And I'll go see Thor just to give Marvel a buck for their casting choice of Heimdal and the amusement I got watching the white power folks piss themselves mid-apoplexy.
    • CommentAuthorPablo
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2011
    Thor looks pretty exciting. I think at the very least, it'll be an interesting movie to watch, particularly because 1) it's directed by Kenneth Branagh, and 2) they seem to be going for some sort of Kirby-esque "gods as science fiction concepts" type thing, as opposed to fantasy/mythology. We'll see how it goes.

    Captain America I'm a little less certain about. Hugo Weaving will probably be great, as he usually is, but I'm not sure what to think about everything else yet. So I guess I'm just hoping for the best on that one.
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2011 edited
    It was amusing getting a text from my dad after the Super Bowl asking me "so, wait, did they send Captain America back in time? What's he doing in World War II?" It's great, being the "comics guy" in the family.

    Both of them look fun, though if I was only allowed to see one of them in theaters, it would probably be Cap.
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    I've never read a single comic about either of them, but the cast alone will get me to go see Thor. I know almost nothing about the character or storyline, though. How much is it actually about Norse mythology, vs being a standard superhero story?

    When I was a kid, I read about Captain Britain, rather than Captain America. So... hey, Stanley Tucci's in it! Yeah, I'll go.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2011
    Like Rough Night, I'm not "up" on these heroes. But I'm eager to see the movies. I didn't follow Iron Man either but thought the movie was a hoot.

    Well, I do know a little about each. I watched enough episodes of the Marvel Superheroes minimal-movement "cartoon" to know the basic set-up for Thor and Cap.

    It seems, from the trailer, that the movie has dropped the notion that Thor has a secret identify as a frail college professor.
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2011
    They look as if they both suck. Transformers 3 looks as if it might have legs, but that's only if they didn't show all the good parts in the promo.
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    Why do most superhero movie costumes suck? The Captain America one looks awful. The only ones that I thought work are Iron Man and Michelle Pfeiffers Catwoman one. The rest just look so fake rubber or plastic. Takes me right out of the movie.

    Doubt I'll see them despite my inner child's curiousity being piqued.
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2011 edited
    edit: misread a thing
    • CommentAuthorMartinSheen
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2011 edited
    The Captain America outfit looks perfect. I could not imagine them doing a better job. It seems functional with the leather helmet and armor etc. Seeing that costume actually made me interested in the film.

    And the stenciled on wings on the side of the helmet, genius.

    • CommentAuthorMartinSheen
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2011 edited
    would you prefer?:

    would you prefer stretchy rubber??
    • CommentAuthorSBarrett
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2011
    While I am for sure going to see both Cap and Thor...I am way more excited about the X-Men movie.
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2011 edited
    I read an interview with one of the writers for Thor awhile back that just hit all the right notes for me. I'm pretty excited for it going off that, and there hasn't been anything released on it that I've felt negative towards.
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2011
    I'm certainly not on expert on either character's history. The films both look like they could be worth seeing, in my opinion, but I'm more excited about the Cap movie. Not really interested in Thor, at least the comic book version. I also have to say I like what they did with Cap's costume. Doesn't look too outlandish to me. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

    Also, what I'm really looking forward to is the last minute or so of film, right after the credits, where they hint at the next film/Avenger/character and I go, "Oh my god! They just showed _____!"
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2011
    I was a Thor mark back during Simonson's run--the issue with Skurge at Gjallerbru permanently rewired my brain and gave my my doomed hero fetish (and if they cover that in the sequel, and do it well, I'd die happy)--so I am definitely down for that.

    Doing Cap as a period piece is kind of a gutsy move, and I've been impressed with the quality of the other Avengers flicks (yes, I loved "The Incredible Hulk" and didn't hate the second Iron Man as much as everybody else), so I'll throw down some ducats in honor of my Marvel Zombie past.