The folks over at Screen Junkies have really made a name for themselves with their Honest Trailers series. Usually the trailer just dresses down the movie it is making fun of, by poking holes in plots and ridiculing the terrible acting that draws their ire. However, even Screen Junkies had to admit that their next subject, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, was so awesome, that they had to really stretch to find problems. Of course, when they did, they use their special brand of comedy to make some really good points. Check it out.
I’ve got to say, Captain America 2 was absolutely my favorite stand-alone Marvel movie, that is until Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters. And yet, it still stands as one of the best. Marvel has done a brilliant job with making each new movie even better than the last, which gets me all excited for Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man.
Even with Cap 2 being so good, Screen Junkies brings up some really valid points. How in the heck did Tony Stark NOT know about Hydra, especially since he has all of SHIELD’s info on his hardrive. Also, why didn’t Hydra just destroy the world with the Tesseract and why did they allow Nick Fury to resurrect Captain America in the first place?
Also, the narrator is right, no one ever really dies in Marvel movies, they always seem to come back. I guess that’s just what you get when you adapt a comic book to the big screen. I mean, at some point, Fox is going to have to kill off Wolverine, but just like the comics, he will come back…although in the comics, he is currently dead…but I digress.
Regardless of the admittedly minor holes in the plot, Captain America 2 was simply fantastic, and this Honest Trailer is just as good. Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be released on Blu-ray on September 9th, but if you can’t wait that long, you can by a digital download of the movie now.
What did you think of this Honest Trailer? What nitpicking details did you come-up with from Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Which Honest Trailer is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.