TRAILER: Here's Your Best Look at The Avengers Yet

Marvel's The Avengers has the pressure of living up to years of hype resting on its shoulders, but a new trailer for the May 4 superhero pic looks promising, if not terribly complicated. Plot details, like what Loki's up to and why? Save it for the movie. This is the chance to give every one of the Avengers their close-up. Well, except for you, Hawkeye.

Admittedly, Jeremy Renner's archery expert -- the least-well known character of the bunch, looking like the loner weirdo lurking around the popular kids at school -- does get a neat falling-backwards-through-the-air-while-shooting-an-arrow moment in the trailer, so there's that. Everyone else, though, gets to reveal a smidge of character in the span of two minutes: Nick Fury is concerned! Captain America is resentful! Tony Stark is bitchy! Black Widow is suggestive!

We already know that our heroes will bicker before they unite to fight evil, blah blah blah. It is rather touching to see Hulk leap into the air to save Iron Man from eating pavement. I'm just waiting for fans to shout about how superior Ruffalo's Hulk is from the Ed Norton and Eric Bana versions, because guys? His Hulkface doesn't look that much better, does it?

Verdict: Oh, who am I kidding? We're all seeing this one, aren't we?

Anyway, head to Apple to watch the trailer in high res.

The Avengers hits theaters on May 4.


  • Andrew says:

    It looks great!...

    ...and then there's Scarlett Johansson.

    • Jen Yamato says:

      Ha! I know. My favorite part of her in the trailer is where she's crying. At least that shows an EMOTION. I'm gonna have to see more of this character actually doing and feeling stuff this time around.

  • Jake says:

    Sure hope it's good. Lots of flash here. Fingers crossed the story delivers.

  • Ann says:

    Looks great. The sound and style is very reminiscent of the Transformers 3 trailer though.

    • Jen Yamato says:

      That opening was so Transformers 3, as is the giant metal thing Iron Man's tangling with at the end. How long until the studios figure out a way to make a crossover movie?

  • AS says:

    Sorry, I fail to understand why anyone is "anticipating" this movie. It's just such a dumb looking cash grab with zero substance. I'll wait for The Dark Knight Rises thank you... I don't think Chris Evans is in that one.

  • Max Renn says:

    Lots of video game spectacle, but a good story and characters? Not much chance of that in today's Hollywood.

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