So the new trailer for Captain America: Civil War has dropped and to be honest I'm not entirely sure that I care.
My Facebook, Twitter and Snap-chat are all full of people eagerly planning when they can buy tickets and offering up their first born for a sneak preview and I find myself... lukewarm on the whole thing.
I'm still going to see it on opening night (I am a film critic after all) and even if I wasn't I would still see it, wouldn't I?
I think part of the reason is that I know that none of the characters are really in any danger. I know that it's going to end with them all being alive for brand/contract reasons. So now we have a film without suspense.
I also know that it's going to be filmed against a green screen and feature a small countries economy worth of special effects. So now we have a film with without suspense that looks like a video game cut scene.
Not to mention that it's going to be hinting at/ setting up/ working alongside other Marvel properties (Agents of Shield, Infinity Wars, Doctor Strange etc.) So now we have a film without suspense, that looks like a video game cut scene and is not only telling its own story but starting/ finishing/ evolving others. Nothings going to be resolved permanently just paused for the time being.
It's also just one of the 847 (roughly) superhero/ graphic novel films in development. Which means it's going competing in a saturated market, offering pretty much the same as every other big film out next year. So now we have a..... Do you see what i'm getting at here?
And finally, most importantly, the @[email protected]! thing isn't due out until May the 6. Which is 6 months away. Which means every time I go to the cinema for the next six months I'm going to see it or another trailer for it until I can see it every time I close my eyes. ( Star Wars and Spectre have acted similarly.) Surely you could wait until February?
I'm sure that Jeremy Jahns, Chris Stuckman, The Flick Pick and other reviewers have uploaded videos/blogs of the teaser trailer declaring it to be the greatest thing since sliced bread.
I hope you understand if I don't.