Trailer Checklist: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The first Captain America is one of my favourite pre-Avengers movies. The WW2 setting made for a nice change, but of course, we all know how that ended. Slap bang in the present day, with a somewhat confused Captain. In The Avengers (or Avengers Assemble as it was terribly named in the UK, in case we got mixed up with a 1960s TV programme of a man wearing a bowler hat (it’s been so long off our screens, it probably wouldn’t have made a difference)), Captain America still seemed a bit befuddled. Alien invasion probably didn’t help.

Now, with a bit more time to adjust, he’s ready to kick some modern-day arse in his second solo movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier!

Let’s have a checklist…

  1. Ding-a-ding-a-ding-a-ding-a…

  2. Natasha Romanoff hits on Captain America. He responds with a bittersweet line about how the guys from his barbershop quartet are all dead, so he’ll be spending Saturday night watching reruns of The X Factor. Before killing himself.

  3. Oh no, wait. He’s going to kill himself now. He’s just jumped out of a plane without a parachute.

  4. Robert Redford has appeared. Not sure where he’s been lately. In a boat or something. He looks like he’s been keeping his head in a pickle jar. Anyway, something about tearing down the old world to make a new one etc. but never mind all that, check out Captain America’s new duds! No more red and white. Dark blue, understated, with grey star and stripes tailoring across the chest. No wonder Hulk gets angry all the time, with nothing but a tatty pair of trousers to cover his junk.

  5. It’s all kicking off in the streets. Explosions, guns, people running. Robert Redford again. “Disorder, war!” he chirps. Blimey, I bet he’s a barrel of laughs at parties.

  6. Captain America doesn’t agree with any of it. “This isn’t freedom. It’s fear!” he says. “You need to keep both eyes open!” says Nick Fury. Or one eye, in Nick’s case.

  7. Captain America drops a fart in a crowded lift (elevator, if you’re American), and goes to somewhat extreme lengths to hide his embarrassment.

  8. Winter Soldier has now arrived, and he’s taking out cars using exploding hockey pucks. Exploding cars in movies always do that thing now where the back end flips up and they’re still sort of moving. No exception here.

  9. More things exploding.

  10. Still, at least there’s a refreshing lack of the “BWWWWAAAAMMMMMMM!” sound.


  1. theipc says:

    More posts please.


    The World.

    • Monkeyboy says:

      Haha, it’d be nice to think the world is waiting on my posts. I don’t think they are. I do seem to have gotten out of a rhythm of posting more regular though. Which is annoying for me. I’ll try harder.

  2. Great job breaking down the highlights. I gotta say this trailer is insane. Seeing him catch Caps shield was the cherry on it.

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