The new Avengers trailer is out and like any Whedon (he of Buffy and Firefly fame) fan I’m all a-tingly. My main concern at the moment is the amount of screen-time\screenplay Scarlett Johansson gets, since I do not have any patience for her or for Black Widow, who other than Hawkeye is the only Avenger not to get her own feature film – which says a lot. [Mainly that the studios don’t think Scarlett can still carry a movie and\or that Black Widow plots are just not interesting – she goes out with Daredevil for Christ sake and then becomes a fashion designer]
But why am I talking about that when I can relish in some superhero geekiness and some attractive specimen of the human male (I’m looking at you RDJ and Chris Evans)?
Or even better, enjoy listening to the trailer’s soundtrack, the appropriately named “We’re in This Together” by Nine Inch Nails?
I have already proclaimed my enthusiasm with anything Trent Reznor does, but I feel the need to say it again – the man knows how to write music (and to all you nay-sayers – you know the poignant tune “Hurt” by Johnny Cash, that’s a NIN song. Even the man in black could understand its brilliance). But more than that, film studios know how to use his music to score trailers in ways that even the shittiest movie seems watchable. For example (Ranked by IMDb scores, from lowest to highest):
Red Riding Hood – Hand That Feeds
Righteous Kill – Heresy
A Perfect Getaway – The Wretched
Terminator Salvation – The Day the World Went Away
Unbreakable – The Mark Has Been Made
300 – Just Like You Imagined
[Granted, 300 is not so bad, but it’s definitely not a masterpiece. The trailer, on the other hand, is amazing. It raised expectations way too high, which might have been the root of the problem]
I hope that’s not the tactic that has been put to works in The Avengers‘ case. Having it suck is plainly not an option after the setup Hollywood has done for it. We’ll have to wait till May to find out.