While a lot of us were pretty damned impressed with the Captain America: Civil War trailer, there was bound to be a couple parties that were going to be less than pleased. In the case of Jeremy at Cinema Sins, he found a handful of problems in the short, yet packed, trailer. Watch his deconstruction below, at your own peril:
The first big thing we noticed in this latest video from the man who believes that no film, or trailer, is without sin, is a major change in format. Namely, Jeremy actually left his voice over uncensored, while still censoring the subtitles. Perhaps this was done to show his disgust with certain pieces of the trailer in an even more dramatic fashion, but hearing Jeremy say "The fuck?!" for the first time is something to behold. Especially when it's to point out things like the fact that Captain America: The Winter Soldier did the whole sequence with jumping onto a roof from a much higher ledge.
Of course, with any Cinema Sins video, there are the useless sins and then there are the one that manage to hit home. One of the latter sins happens to be the inclusion of William Hurt as General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross in the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon. Considering how Marvel Studios has gone out of their way to push The Incredible Hulk to the back-burner of their franchise pool, you'd have thought that they would have recast a role that's pivotal, yet little used, as General Ross. Though if the MCU can get away with recasting Terrence Howard with Don Cheadle in the Iron Man franchise, it looks like that door opens both ways.
Yet the one thing that got Jeremy to actually remove a sin from the sin counter is the same aspect that had us all with our mouths open in awe the first time we saw this trailer: our first look at Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman. Since we're obviously not going to see Spider-Man any time soon, our first look at the other new Avenger in the Marvel Studios line-up is a pretty exciting reveal for a first teaser. So now that we've got the good and the bad out of the way, it's time to take one of Jeremy's points apart. Strangely enough, it also involves deconstruction, as he's sinned Bucky going for Tony's arc reactor.
While it's correct that Tony's arc reactor isn't a source of life anymore, as well as the fact that Col. Rhodes never depended on the reactor himself, there's still enough dramatic tension in Bucky's move to rip out the reactors. Without that reactor, Tony and Rhodey are both at the mercy of the opposing super soldiers. If the armor isn't powered, it's pretty much useless against the twin foes who possess Vibranium accouterments of destruction and super strength. It's not a good scenario to be in, and it looks like the Colonel will be the one to suffer the crippling blow, as his reactor has been ripped out in a later shot.
No matter how you feel about Cinema Sins and their nit-picking ways, it can still be appreciated that Jeremy manages to make some pretty good laughs out of his own frustration. Like it or not, he does have some valid points, and if those don't entertain you, then those audio outtakes at the end will. The ones included in this video are especially funny, with Reservoir Dogs and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly both being referenced in conjunction with the airport sequence.
Try getting that out of your head before you head off to see Captain America: Civil War, on May 6, 2016. Oh, and Jeremy – we'd love to see you tackle last night's Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice trailer. Just a thought.