Trailer: The Avengers

Here’s the trailer for Marvel Comics’ and Paramount Pictures’ film version of the Avengers, which is scheduled to be released in May:

The Tech-Out critique: Movie trailer editors really need to figure out a way to build the audience’s interest without relying on the same old tricks. The first few seconds of this trailer seems to be the same as the trailer for every other action movie in the last five years. Start out slow and scary, give the impression of some kind of sinister threat and have a loud sound effect on each cut.

On the positive side, Robert Downey Jr. is playing Tony Stark again. Downey’s portrayal of Stark as a fast-talking narcissist with a reluctant conscience in the first “Iron Movie” is probably the best acting in any superhero flick.