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  1. I’d be very, very cautious about this.

    Granted, the art of making a good trailer has been lost within the past decade, BUT I still remember that the 1989 Batman movie had an excellent trailer that convinced people to watch the film…

    20 years later, few people are still calling that film a classic!
    (The best thing that came out of the Burton Bat-movies was the excellent Elfman scores and the new Batmobile design of 1989. The rest was pretty much garbage.)

    That, and the fact that most comic book movies still stink.

    Even before supeheroes started being featured in comic book movies, these films were around. The transition to mostly comic book movies (action-oriented, little substance, conveniently simple plots, stunt casting and few geniunely good performances) happened in the early 1980s because every studio wanted to repeat the success of Star Wars and Jaws from the earlier decade.

    The movie-going public has been paying to see that crap ever since. Some of it’s good but you have to admit there’s very little chance most of the great pre-1980s dramatic films (The Godfather, Casablanca, etc.) with great direction AND acting would be made in today’s climate.

    From what I can see in the trailer, it looks like it’s cribbing a bit from the The Adventures of Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty, a 1991 mini-series… http://www.amazon.com/CAPTAIN-AMERICA-SENTINEL-ADVENTURES-complete/dp/B001GT0SY2/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1301004556&sr=1-5

    I’m seeing a lot of stuff from that book in the trailer. It’s a loose adaptation, yes, but there are some distinct elements from that series in what I’ve seen so far… That, and I think I figured out a plot twist which is taken from the mini-series, too.

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