Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron gets the '80s treatment in this new teaser trailer. The Japanese Age of Utron trailer has all the cheesy elements of our beloved, classic 80s films, and the result is amazing. Take a look.
In the video, the Japanese reworked the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer with what can only be described as an 80s twist, so much so that it almost seems like a completely different movie, more cheesy perhaps. While many of the scenes in the trailer may be shot-for-shot with the most-recent American Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, the emphasis on certain aspects of the plot makes this Japanese Avengers trailer look more like a throwback. Clearly, Americans and the Japanese see the Avengers in different ways, and it’s pretty cool, from beginning to end.
At first, you might have thought that you were watching yet another Americanized trailer for Avengers, since it starts out with Tony Stark/Iron Man speaking in English, but then suddenly you hear the voice of a Japanese narrator—which by the way is extremely dramatic. After the introduction of the story villain, Ultron (James Spader), we see the Avengers come together to once again save the world. The focus of the Japanese Avengers trailer is more on togetherness, teamwork and saving the world. Another thing that this Japanese take on Age of Ultron delivers is an awesome, 80s signature-style power ballad. Suddenly, the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer gave off a completely different tone for the movie than the one many of us saw opening weekend. Remember the animated Transformers movie back in the 80s and, equally important, the Stan Bush’s song "The Touch?" Those two were completely synonymous with each other since the song was so prominently featured in the movie, and still are for those who grew up in the late 80s. Moral of the story: music can make the trailer.
Sure, we did see the same shots of the infighting, death and destruction in the U.S. trailers, but it was de-emphasized. Instead, the Japanese Avengers trailer focuses more on the relationships, like the apparent connection between Black Widow and Hulk, and more family shots of Clint Barton/Hawkeye. Man, they show a LOT of the movie in this clip!
In the end, the Japanese trailer brought you back to the main focus, which was the team bravely embarking on an insurmountable obstacle — something that was perhaps smarter and more powerful than all of them combined — but persisted in spite of this and were victorious, because "together they will always win the fight, together they will always be as one." Even if it is cheesy, you have to admit this odd trailer does make you want to see Avengers: Age of Ultron again, right?
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