There weren’t many trailers that caught my attention this week, but I just couldn’t pass up the first preview of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. First this exchange:
Black Widow: “You doing anything fun Saturday night?”
Captain America: “Well, all the guys in my barbershop quarter are dead, so no. Not really.”
This looks pretty good so far. I had my issues with the first Captain America, but I’m actually really excited to see this one. I’m looking forward to seeing more of Steve Rogers dealing with the 21st century, not to mention working with Black Widow for SHIELD. (I have to be shallow here and mention I kinda can’t stand Natasha’s new hair. Steve’s hair is longer than I’d expect, but I kind of like it. The Winter Soldier’s hair needs some damn work. Okay, shallow talk over.)
I’ve never really read Marvel Comics, and I’ve been trying to avoid spoilers like crazy, so I don’t have any idea who Robert Redford is playing, nor do I want to. (I mean, I guess he could just be the SHIELD head honcho he appears to be, but . . . do you really get Robert Redford for that? I suspect something else is going on.) I’m mostly mentioning it because every fiber in my being is telling me not to trust him, at least from this trailer. But I suppose that could be incorrect.
Also, the scene in the elevator? Kind of badass.
I have high hopes for The Winter Soldier. I mean, you try not to expect too much, but sometimes that’s just not possible. Here’s to hoping I like this one more than The First Avenger.