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.

Ryan Reynolds = Deadpool. For real.

If you don’t know who Deadpool is, he’s the wildly skilled wiseass mercenary played to perfection (at least for a few minutes) by Ryan Reynolds in the first chunk of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It’s one of those appearances that makes you think, “Hey, this dude should have his own movie.”

Well, it’s apparently going to happen.

The scouting report on Deadpool is that his real name is Wade Wilson, and he’s another product of the Weapon X program. He gets regenerative abilities that stave off his terminal cancer, but the treatment also leaves him a little scrambled in the head. Should be fun.