Superbowl Delivers the Cinematic MARVEL Goods [VIDEO]

CaptAmer-SpideyThe Superbowl if arguably more notable for its commercials than the actual game, but this year, the ads were uncharacteristically tame. However, we were treated to glimpses of two upcoming MARVEL films, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Amazing SpiderMan 2. While the Superbowl spots for the films clocked in right at 30 seconds, full on trailers were also released for each.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

At long last, we get to see the Winter Soldier showing what makes him so formidable. We still haven’t heard one word cross his lips, but his on-screen presence is impressive.

For those not fully initiated into Captain America canon, the Winter Soldier is actually Bucky Barnes, Captain America’s sidekick from his WWII days. While Cap made it into modern times by being frozen in a block of ice, Bucky has survived due to scientific tinkering, which explains his one robotic arm.

But the MARVEL magic doesn’t stop there. We FINALLY get some footage of Anthony Mackie in action as The Falcon, and it does not disappoint. Not only does he fill those shoes admirably, but his acting chops seem to boost Chris Evans’ to a new level. Seeing the three of them (Cap, Black Widow, and Falcon) on-screen together proves to be even more impressive than expected. That aerial battle alone is the worth price of admission for this movie.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters April 4th, 2014.

The Amazing SpiderMan 2

Those behind this movie have seemingly packed a lot in, and this sizzle reel shed at least a bit of light on what we’ll eventually see on-screen. We get a pretty thorough background on how Electro, played by Jamie Foxx, comes into being. We also see that all roads lead to Oscorp, and the Sinister Six (including Rhino, Vulture, Green Goblin, and others) are all standing in Spidey’s way.

As expected, the movie is incredibly visually stunning. The music also feels tailor-made for the action sequences, amping up the suspense and adrenaline factors. But most importantly, the more we see of Electro, the more plausible his on-screen portrayal becomes. If you were on the fence about the first Amazing SpiderMan didn’t win you over, Amazing SpiderMan 2 definitely looks to be upping the ante.

See the move on May 2nd, 2014.

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Daren W. Jackson

Daren is one half of the Water Cooler Convos team. He's a writer, music connoisseur, and comic book geek who spends his free time working on his novel and other short stories.