‘The Avengers’ trailer is out: what’s all the fuss about?


If I told you there was a film with a cast that included Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, you would be excited, right? What if I told you Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson were also involved? You would be like, “Meh, but I still want to see it.” Right? Even knowing the weak links, you still want to theoretically see the film. So why is it that the trailer for The Avengers is such a buzz kill? It’s not actively horrible, but it’s just… boring. With this cast, it shouldn’t be this boring.

My favorite part is the “locked and loaded” sound that Jeremy Renner’s (Hawkeye’s) BOW makes. Like it’s an automatic weapon. Also, it really looks like Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner/Hulk CGI is exactly like the CGI Ang Lee used on the Eric Bana-Hulk project. Ugh. WHY IS THIS SO BORING?!?! Even RDJ isn’t giving it to me, and I’m starting to think Chris Evans might be as much of a “weak link” as Hemsworth and ScarJo. I think another problem might be that The Avengers is already over-hyped – the second Iron Man was basically the prologue to this mess, and I feel like we’ve been hearing about it for three or four years already.

I hope they don’t waste Jeremy Renner. I hope it’s not just RDJ/Tony Stark making snaky comments in lieu of an actual PLOT. Ugh.




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  1. Auds says:

    Didn’t they release an Avengers a few years that flopped and they released it with Sean Connery, Uma Thurman and Ralph Fiennes?
    Why is Hollywood so uncreative of late?
    Ah..but now I see, they’re incorporating characters from other films and using the same title (that can be easily confused with the flop of the same name).

  2. mrsezc says:

    Every comic book geek will be wetting their pants over this … ugh … do we really need more testosterone fueled movies??? Can’t say I’ll seeing it willingly but I have 3 kids and I’m sure I’ll get dragged to it.
    I do agree RDJ did nothing for me in this .. and he ALWAYS does something for me!!!

  3. Eve says:

    I don’t think it’s boring. Plus, I got all excited when I saw angry Ruffalo around the 0:48 mark.


    I think another problem might be that The Avengers is already over-hyped.

    How. Dare. You!

    Honestly, over-hyped is the Batman franchise. It’s just another super hero movie but Batman fans act like it’s the ultimate movie ever made.

  4. gloaming says:

    I have faith in Joss Whedon but when I watched the Trailer it reminded me of Transformers. Not good.

    But lets look on the bright side.

    It’s Goop free!

  5. Eve says:

    It looks like it’s Portman free too…HUZZA!

  6. Julie says:

    Sort of from the left field, but I get a real gay vibe from Robert D. I don’t remember hearing gossip about this which is surprising since it appears that there gossip about almost 75% of male actors as being gay. Is it just me or does he give off that vibe to others?

  7. cr says:

    Julie, it’s you.

  8. carrie says:

    it looks awesome: a good action packed movie
    and to use NIN music is always a pleasure in a trailer

  9. Riana says:

    …hmmm. It’s not boring but it’s also not hold my breath exciting. I’m a female geek and even when I’m not necessarily familiar with a superhero I still get hold my breath excited when the trailer looks good. That didn’t happen here.

    …hmmm. Thank God for RDJ snakiness or else the trailer would really be DOA. Scarlett just cant bring it. I’m sure they’ll make it look good but her face + attitude don’t sell it (stone me but there’s something perpetually innocent about her big eyes and lips).

    Meh, hopefully other trailers do better to get the blood pumping.

  10. whitedaisy says:

    You Julie.

  11. MacScore says:

    Yawnsville. Liked the first Iron Man – RDJ certainly doing it for me there; but this just looks too over-the-top. I think his snarky comments are the _only_ reason I would see it. In a coupla years. On DVD.

  12. JennK says:

    AUDS, That Avengers is totally different, I believe it was adapted from a British TV Show.

    And I think it looks great. It’s just a teaser. If they would show the best parts (like some movies and then the rest of the movie is crap when you see it) then Avenger would be a let down. Iron Man is showed more b/c it is the favorite of all the Marvel Characters. I think it will be of Epic porportions. If not I will Jenn Smash the place after the movie.

  13. Betty says:

    Iron Man was good
    Iron Man II was boring
    Thor was totally weak
    Avengers trending downword

  14. LeeLoo says:

    The Avengers looks awesome. I grew up a huge comic book nerd so I am excited. Also: Nine Inch Nails music in the preview makes it more awesome.

  15. The Original Mia says:

    This trailer is only a teaser, but it’s got me so excited. I cannot wait for May!

  16. Rachel says:

    it needs edward norton.

  17. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    LOL This isn’t the official trailer. Movies that don’t come out until next year get this kinda teaser treatment. Hello the trailer for Hunger Games, the crapptastic one for Batman.

    I am sorry but it looked badass. I liked Scarlett’s character in Iron Man 2, so I don’t view her as the weak link at all. None of them seem weak to me at this point. The only real sadness I get from this is that Edward Norton who played the Hulk so brilliantly is not in this. I like Mark Rufflo but I wanted Edward Norton. I am soo bummed about what happened to him.

    EDIT: Yes Rachel Yes. OMG it sooo does.

  18. Eve says:

    ^ No, it doesn’t. He, in spite of being a good actor, is (well) known to be horrible to work with. This is supposed to be a long term franchise, they can’t afford to have someone trying to take over the production (as he tried to do with The Incredible Hulk).

    In fact, Marvel tried to get him back for this project but he kept bitching about it as the good ol’ control freak he is known to be.

    After all I read before, during and after the production of The Incredible Hulk I want anyone playing my favourite character (ever) BUT him. To be perfectly honest, he lost a fan (which I had been since 1996).

    Mark Ruffalo is just as good, but has never behaved like a prima donna.

  19. Quest says:

    I think I just got a female boner. UMMM, don’t care about the plot right now.

  20. lola lola says:

    *sigh* ……Works for me! I’m going.

  21. birdie says:

    @ Rachel, YES! Edward Norton should have been the Hulk! I would watch it then.

    Chris Hemsworth is gorgeous and I don´t think he is a weak link. Scarlet on the other hand just bothers me! She so not deserves this role. I don´t care for Evans or Ruffalo.
    Renner is quite hot in this role.

  22. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    @Eve Come on. Did you see the first Hulk? It was sh*t. Then Edward comes in and makes it amazing. He had a reason to be a control freak about it. It would have been just some sh*t film if it weren’t for him coming in and doing a much better version. Edward may be hard to work with but the man is a brilliant freaking actor and would have elevated this production.

  23. Lairen says:

    Where is Joss’ snark and wit? This looks like a typical, forgettable action film. And I agree with Rachel – a little Edward Norton never hurts anything.

  24. Eve says:


    The only real sadness I get from this is that Edward Norton who played the Hulk so brilliantly is not in this. I like Mark Rufflo but I wanted Edward Norton. I am soo bummed about what happened to him.

    I’ll begin this answer by asking you NOT to take this personally, but you know, you have your obsessions and I have mine. That being said, I’m a huge fan of The Incredible Hulk/David Bruce Banner. Huge fan. Since I was 6 years old. So I followed every single post on reliable sites about what was going on during that production (2008 TIH) and I can tell you that during many times I wondered if Norton acted/thought the character was beneath him.

    After the movie was released and he refused to do part of its promotion because the movie wasn’t edited the way he wanted (if I remember correctly, TIH would have been at least 30 minutes longer had it been like he wanted) I, as the good geek I am, followed all the news about any possible sequel or/and The Avengers movie. So I got the chance to see him playing hard to get…I watched a video where he calls Marvel’s executives “obtuse” and that “he didn’t know if he would come back as Banner” because of that.

    So my point is: he has only himself to blame for not playing the character in this movie (or any other Hulk movies for that matter). It wasn’t something done to him, poor guy. It was more like “Norton demands so much control that Marvel gets fed up and tells me him to f*ck off”. In my opinion? They didn’t dismiss him soon enough.

    Lastly, Mark Ruffalo is great. He can act, he’s sexy and he one of the sweetest guys in the business. Try to give him some credit, girl.

  25. the original bellaluna says:

    I love RDJ as Tony Stark! Stark brings the snark!

    Ed Norton would have been great as the Hulk, as he was my favourite Hulk (after the TV show). He has the conflicted-tortured thing ON LOCK.

    (Before you bag on him, know that he’s a Virgo, and I’ve never known anyone as “control-oriented” as my Virgo family members.)

    I also dig Ruffalo, so I’ll give him a go as the Hulk. But Chris Evans is just so “UGH” to me. Smarm, not charm.

    (Apparently, being head-butted in the face by a tantrum-throwing toddler makes me rhyme. Who knew?)

  26. wtf says:

    I want Michael Fassbender and James Mcavoy. Those two know how to be believable and interesting.

  27. jay says:

    yeah, why the hemsworth hate, kaiser? I think one of the ways Scarlett would be a wink link is if she is under utilized and under developed (like in Iron Man 2). If her character just sits there until they need her to do stunts, it would be a shame.

    I’m over RDJ. I get that they made Iron Man more of the focus in this trailer since his movies are a bit more successful. But it just annoyed me. Is it going to be a movie of just Robert saying stupid quips and people responding? It looks almost like “Iron Man 3 With Friends!”

  28. The Original Mia says:

    I liked Scarlett in Iron Man 2. I thought Gwynnie was phoning it in.

    I loved Ed Norton’s Hulk. I wish he could have been in this one, but that wasn’t meant to be.

    I am so in love with Renner right now. He can do no wrong.

    Both Chrises can get it anytime, anywhere.

    RDJ is his usual self and so far he has the best quips.

  29. Eve says:


    EDIT: I’m having the most annoying fight with the internet here EVER!!! Sorry about that (my comment # 18 was directed at Rachael — mine happened to show up right after yours but it kinda suited anyway).

    Here’s the thing: I have seen everything ever made about The Hulk (live action productions, I mean — but yes, I also watched the cartoons). So yes, I had the (unfortunate) opportunity to watch Ang Lee’s Hulk (2003) and I hated it with a passion. I was really happy when I read they were going to reboot it because I couldn’t take that (that because of 2003 Hulk my favourite character was cinematografically dead forever).

    But the moment I spotted Norton’s name I knew there were going to be trouble and there was. I loved the movie for all the personal reasons it meant to me — I know I sound silly but the only comic character/super (or anti) hero I ever cared about was Banner/Hulk.

    Also, the whole tv series vibe from TIH was Leterrier’s idea, basically. That’s why he wanted Norton so badly for playing the character (Norton had the same style/man on the run looks Bill Bixby had) — whatever he may have added may have was ok, but the concept was Leterrier’s (a self-proclaimed fan of the old tv series).

  30. Alexis says:

    This watches like bad fanfic. I will probably watch it anyway, because I love superhero movies, especially group-based ones, and I love RDJ (who else could rock a gray suit and goatee that hard? seriously.).

    Ed Norton couldn’t save this, but he could have saved that Poe movie that Cusack is miscast in the lead for.

  31. Eve says:

    See (comment # 29)? I can’t edit my comments! Everything is full of typos and duplicate expressions. I actually meant this:

    “Also, the whole tv series vibe from TIH was Leterrier’s idea, basically. That’s why he wanted Norton so badly for playing the character (Norton had the same style/man on the run looks Bill Bixby had) — whatever he may have added was ok, but the concept was Leterrier’s (a self-proclaimed fan of the old tv series) in the first place”.

    P.S.: I give up, will answer any comment you (LOVE ANGELINA) may post to answer mine tomorrow, dear. I don’t want to leave the house in a straitjacket because of this f*cking internet connection. Oh, and the irony of me being all pissed off about the internet considering I love The Hulk is kinda funny, I admit.

  32. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    @Eve well your in luck because Mark is in and Edward is out. I am gonna see The Avengers regardless but I really liked Edward’s performance as The Incredible Hulk.I am sure Mark is gonna do great at the Hulk too. I am really excited now for this movie to come out. I had no desire to see any of the ones that came out this year and the Batman movie is looking like crap so this all I have to look forward.

  33. Reece says:

    Don’t care, totally fan-girling *jumpy claps*

  34. Eve says:



    I was happy as pig in shit when I read about Ruffalo being Joss Whedon’s choice for the role…but at that point, I wanted anyone but Norton anyway.

    P.S.: You should give Captain America a try. I loved it — watched twice in the theaters (can’t wait for the DVD to come out).

  35. ZenB!tch says:

    I <3 NIN and I <3 RDJ but ever since I heard Joss Wheadon was directing I have expected the worst. He’s not a director.

    And how SHORT is that Ruffalo guy? I’ve met RDJ several times and he’s not that much taller than I am he’s probably 5’7″. He’s towering over Ruffalo.

  36. Eve says:

    @ ZenB!tch:

    Actually, according to IMDb, Ruffalo (listed as 5’9″) is half an inch taller than Downey. Weird, isn’t it? I think it may be the angle or/and the fact that Downey may be wearing higher shoes/heels (he had to wear them during Iron Man’s filming because The Goop is quite tall).


  37. Shelb says:

    RDJ wears lifts all the time, actually.

  38. anne_000 says:

    That trailer is sad. Usually the trailers are better than the movies. So if this trailer is boring then…..

    Norton was a great Banner. That Thor guy bothers me when he keeps having his arms crossed but with one arm up like in a classic pose found in men’s cologne ad. He’s Thor, not some kind of pseudo-sophisticate.

  39. Anna says:

    Rosi, everyone has been getting on the Jeremy Renner train since it was announced that he was going to take over the Bourne franchise. He was the only good part in that crappy Ben Affleck movie but I still don’t think he’s worthy of all this praise yet.

  40. Camille says:

    I am a bit ‘meh’ about this movie after seeing the mess of a trailer, but I’ll still see it for RDJ and Chris/Thor.
    Most of these comic book action films don’t have much of a plot anyway.

    I could do without ScarHo being in this though.

  41. taylor says:

    I like most of these actors (some of them quite a lot), but I’m with Kaiser on this–the trailer (or teaser, whatever) doesn’t look that great.

    And frankly, while RDJ is, in fact, fantastic, Iron Man 2 was straight up dull, IMO. Which makes me more worried about this one.

  42. liv says:

    I’ll watch this for chris evans and rdj. haven’t seen thor yet so i don’t have an opinion on hemsworth.

  43. okeydokey says:

    looking forward to this film.

  44. jinni says:

    I’m with #27 Jay. I really hope this movie doesn’t just revolve around Iron Man and leave everyone else in the background. I hated when they did that to the rest of the X-men characters in the first 3 X-movies by mainly focusing on Wolverine.

  45. Jon says:

    Just pointing out that isn’t the official trailer. That’s the short, or an edited version of the full trailer. The trailer is much better.

  46. Acorn Paste says:

    I’m only going to watch this film for Tom Hiddleston. He needs to get more love-in.

  47. Flan says:

    Too bad the Hulk is in it, always find it such a boring character (maybe because of the cartoon I watched when young).

  48. the original bellaluna says:

    wtf – It’s called X-Men First Class. (there ya go!) 😀

  49. Jazz says:

    I don’t care, I’ll see it for RDJ. He can give it to me any time!

  50. I Choose Me says:

    I’ll be watching this for Tom Hiddleston. I got real excited in just the two seconds he appeared in this trailer. After Thor, I fell in love with him a little bit.

    @Acorn Paste. I hear you girl.

  51. I am Legend says:

    RDJ is the weak link here. He sure didn’t save the last two Iron Man movies and odds are he’ll sleepwalk through this too. I honestly don’t get why people still think he walks on water. Chaplin was a looong time ago.

  52. Circe says:

    “I hope it’s not just RDJ/Tony Stark making snaky comments in lieu of an actual PLOT.”

    I could live with that. It was the best part about Iron Man anyway.

    In fact, I’d pay good money to see RDJ, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo exchange snarky comments for two hours. If there was a way to get Sam Rockwell involved too, well, that’d be swell.

  53. Eve says:

    @ Original Bellaluna:

    Just one more thing: if I’m not wrong, Edward Norton is a Leo (I think he was born on 18th August). I’m not sure though.