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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