Here’s the Super Bowl commercial for Captain America: The First Avenger, which also happens to be the first footage from the film that has been shown to the public at large. And you know what? It looks terrific. Check out the 30 second spot after the break.
I love the way this looks. It’s a little bit pulpy, even a touch camp, but in general it looks just like Captain America. A thirty-second spot isn’t much time — you can hide a lot of flaws with so little time to play with — but I really hope this is truly representative of the film. The early weakling Steve Rogers shots look perfect, the shot of Cap leading the Howling Commandos is spot-on, and the action looks like it’ll satisfy people who’ve been hoping for a real successor to Indiana Jones. (Yeah, I said it.)
Yahoo will give you the spot in HD. Might want to go through it frame by frame to pull out images of the Red Skull, er, exposing himself. Oh, to hell with it — I’ll do that for you. Here’s the Red Skull:
And here’s Cap leading the Howling Commandos. Look at Dum Dum Dugan! (Him with the mustaches, on the right.)
Captain America: The First Avenger opens on July 22.
Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull.