March 24th, 2011
06:02 PM ET
After a fleeting glimpse of the movie on Super Bowl Sunday, fans finally got a look at the full trailer for "Captain America: The First Avenger" when it was released by Marvel Comics and Paramount Pictures on Wednesday.
Hardcore fans of the comic book, which dates back to 1941, will be pleased to know that the movie follows the character's origin story very closely.
Casual viewers might be astonished to see how it plays out: Steve Rogers, a short, skinny World War II recruit, is transformed (with the help of Stanley Tucci and Tommy Lee Jones) into a muscular "super-soldier" who becomes Captain America.
Both versions of Steve are played by Chris Evans, who explained to MTV last year that - after trying the same facial replacement effect as seen with Jeff Bridges in "Tron: Legacy" - they were able to shrink him down, digitally. As the trailer shows, there seem to be many scenes with the pre-"super" Steve, and it's a great example of movie magic.
Fans on Twitter, who have been eagerly awaiting this trailer, gave it high marks: Jer1ch0 tweeted that it "looks amazing and Tony Stark's dad is part of the super soldier project, that is VERY cool."
"SWEET CHRISTMAS!" tweeted WonderAli. "That #CaptainAmericaTrailer is so, so awesome!!"
Padt was captivated by one of Tucci's lines in particular: "The weak knows the value of strength, knows the value of power."
"The #CaptainAmericaTrailer editor knows how to tell an engaging story. We'll see if the film follows through," wrote DorkmanScott.
What do you think? Check out the trailer below and leave your comment.
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