Movie Ticket Weekly “The Help”

You know a movie is very good when it manages to leave you both hating and having hope in your own kind. The Help tugged on quite a few heartstrings and had me looking for tissues on more than one occasion. With the combination of a powerful script and brilliant actresses and actors this movie has easily found it’s place among one of my favorite films of this year.

Adapted from the 2009 novel by Kathryn Stockett, The Help takes place in the early 1960’s of Jackson, Mississippi with the story focusing on two black house maids, Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis) and Minny Clark (Octavia Spencer), as well as a young white woman named Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan (Emma Stone).

Set during the harsh times of the Civil Rights era it tells the story of how the three work together to write was to be a controversial book that recounted true tales of the life of black house maids. Woven into this is each of their own story lines that explore just a portion of what life was back then. You see the steps they take, the risks and threats that haunt them and observe each journey they take together. It provides a glimpse of how appalling a person can be to another for one minute only to gain faith once more when you see another character shows kindness and civility the next.

What truly drags you into the story is the strong acting ability of the cast. It is one thing for me to love the main characters, to feel sympathy and even shed tears for them. The characters that are on the opposite side of the spectrum, such as Hilly Holbrook (Bryce Dallas Howard), are the ones that can make or break a story, no matter how strong the remainder of the cast is. And Howard pulls off a stunning performance. She played a character that just made you want to hate her which goes to show how well she can perform.

Emotions are tested in this movie. The story is well constructed, the relationships strong and, more importantly, believable, all in which are wrapped up in an ending that is both heart breaking yet hopeful at the same time. Now the movie has been out in theaters for a few weeks now and it has stayed at the top of the box office. If you haven’t seen it already try to change that as soon as you can. This is a drama that everyone who is a fan of the genre should see at least once.

Movie Ticket Weekly “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”

It’s never any fun when you get yourself all worked up and excited about a movie only to have your hopes bitterly destroyed.

For starters, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark was not even remotely scary. The jump scares could be seen coming, the little demonic creatures looked more like mutated rats and with the exception of maybe two characters, everyone was ridiculously dumb. Painfully so.

I had thought that with Guillermo del Toro’s name on the film as producer and writer, it would mean this movie would provide in full what it was advertising. He is the one behind one of the most beautiful yet edge-of-your-seat fantasy-horror movies, Pan’s Labyrinth. In fact, there were moments in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark where Sally (Bailee Madison) is seen wandering about a labyrinth and all I could think of was when Pan was going to show up on-screen. It would have been an improvement on the movie’s part.

Honestly, I don’t mean to rag on this movie but it says something when not even halfway through, everyone in the theatre is talking. Originally, I was elbowing my roommate, who went with me, to shut him up but eventually I just gave up. It ended up being more enjoyable to start up our own MST3K commentary.

If anything Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark was more gruesome and disturbing than it was scary. Within the first five minutes, you watch as Blackwood tricks his maid down to the basement where he trips and knocks her out. Then with a chisel and hammer, he hammers out her teeth in order to feed the Toothbreakers in the furnace that have taken his son from him. I cringed so much my shoulders were hurting for a few minutes after the fact. There are two other disturbing moments in the film but I prefer to avoid spoiling a movie no matter how disappointing it may be.

As I mentioned before, this movie is littered with jump scares. It even goes as far as to play tug-of-war with your expectations when they reuse one particular scare not once, not twice, but three times and on the same exact character no less.

Never had I been so disappointed in a movie. I had been looking forward to being scared to the point of having to sleep with the lights on. I even went as far as to seeing a night showing on Friday night so that we would get out at midnight just to add to the creepy atmosphere. Instead I was left thinking back on Disney films that were scarier than this; or the villains to be precise.

Save your money. You may have a better chance with a DVD release. That way, you can watch it at home with all of the lights off and everything completely silent. Who knows, you might feel a shiver of fear when you do. Or maybe you’ll throw couch pillows at the television at how stupid the parents are.

Movie Ticket Weekly: “Fright Night” & “Conan the Barbarian”

This past weekend was the weekend of remakes! How do they stand up compared to their originals? I wouldn’t have the faintest idea because I was one of the viewers that walked in blindly to both Fright Night and Conan the Barbarian.

First up we have Fright Night, a remake of the 1985 horror film by the same name. A suburban neighborhood falls prey to a vampire by the name of Jerry but who is going to believe a teenage boy who discovers this? After all, what vampire would go by the name of Jerry? But strange choice in naming aside, what started off as a half-way decent horror movie became a fairly campy vampire flick. The opening scene sells the fear element and sets the tone for the first half of the movie. This is one vampire that won’t try to use sparkling skin to try and strike fear. No, this one will simply go for the jugular, or better yet, blow up your house.

Both Colin Farrel (Jerry) and Anton Yelchin (Charley Brewster) act off one another very well. It was enjoyable to see them alternate between the roles of hunter and hunted that plays out throughout the film. One scene in particular I want to make mention of is when Charley tests out his theory of what Jerry really is when his neighbor comes over to borrow a six-pack of beer. It’s understandable that it would be difficult to play it cool when there is a blood-thirsty mythological creature hovering in your doorway trying to convince you to invite them inside your house, to which Anton performs very well.

However, the one that stole the movie for me was David Tennant. His character of Peter Vincent was the highlight of the film and every scene he was in did not disappoint. In fact, the only thing I regret was not seeing more of his character in it.

Fright Night was a fun film. Not the greatest but certainly not the worst. The campy moments earn a good laugh although I think there were moments that weren’t intended to be funny. I have plans on seeing it again but probably not until the DVD is out. If you have the chance, however, go see it in the theaters. It’s worth seeing at least once on the big screen. And don’t forget to pick up a pair of fangs before you do!

Going to the opposite end of the spectrum now, Canon the Barbarian wasn’t entirely as bad as I’ve seen people make it to be. This was one of those movies where I walked in not expecting much save for a lot of fight scenes and the obligatory forced romance. And that’s what I got. There was more blood than I had imagined though. Probably even more than there was in Fright Night—and that one is of the vampire genre!

The story starts off with the birth of Conan on a battlefield and proceeds with the non-stop violence and bloodshed throughout his childhood. Under the guidance of his father, Corin (Ron Perlman), he is taught the ways of their people and shows early signs of a potential psychopath. Seeing a young child showing up with four severed heads and looking hardly disturbed by this? Not a good sign, just saying.

But after a life changing event, we fast-forward to where Conan (Jason Momoa) is now a part of a new ‘family’ of warriors who take it upon themselves to bring down those who are in the wrong and profit from their rewards. Meanwhile, some ways away, a temple is under an attack that has been orchestrated by a man named Khalar Zym (Stephen Lang) and his daughter, Marique (Rose McGowan). They seek the last remaining girl of a royal bloodline that is capable of necromancy. With the use of her, the pair seeks out to resurrect their lost wife/mother respectively in hopes to… you guessed it: take over the world and make Khalar a god. What else can you expect from a fantasy film such as this?

There is nothing memorable about the movie. The acting is good, don’t get me wrong, but with such a weak story there really isn’t much one can expect out of it. If you’re looking for mindless violence, lots of yelling, and all around wanting to waste a couple of hours, then this is the movie for you. It may be in your better interest if you save your money for another movie and wait for this to come out on DVD though.

The Conan costumes are on their way to our shop so for anyone interested be sure to keep an eye out this Halloween!

Movie Ticket Weekly “The Smurfs”

To make up for missing last week, there are going to be two reviews this week. First up will be The Smurfs and then later this weekend, Cowboys and Aliens! Unfortunately I had missed seeing both films on opening weekend, hence the delay.

Now, getting back to business, it’s safe to say that The Smurfs are among the most iconic cartoon characters in history. The original comics began in October of 1958, having been brought to life on paper by a Belgian cartoonist by the name of Peyo. Originally the Smurfs (or known as Schtroumpf in French) had started off as nothing more than a joke between Peyo and his friend André Franquin, unaware of how much of an impact these little blue creatures and their strange language would have on the world.

Having grown up watching Cartoon Network as a kid it’s no surprise that among the various shows that aired I watched The Smurfs. Those blue creatures in white pants and hats that stand at no more than three apples tall in height had captured my heart and were an absolute joy to watch. So upon hearing that the cartoon was going to be getting a live action movie, I knew I had to go and see it. And during a time where every cartoon that was popular in the 80’s and 90’s was getting either the movie and/or reboot treatment, it wasn’t a surprise to see this happen.

So the question is how does the movie treat these beloved Smurfs? Are they given the respect and love they have come to deserve? Or is it riddled with pop-culture references, weak humor and slap-stick antics, and leaving you slightly terrified of a possible Smurf army showing up at your door one day ready to take over?

There were moments in The Smurfs movie that had the same tone and messages that the original comics and cartoons had taught everyone. One scene in particular that stands out among the rest was when Papa Smurf (voiced by Jonathan Winters) and Patrick Winslow (as played by Neil Patrick Harris) talk about what it means to be a father. It was a simple scene with a moving conversation between the pair. Or how about seeing Clumsy spend the duration of the movie learning to come to terms with his clumsiness and prove himself to his family? Scenes like these were the most endearing and reminded me why I loved The Smurfs.

I could have gone without seeing Garamel using a wine bucket as a chamber pot though. Just putting that one out there. There was too much potty humor that had no place in this film and, in all honesty, was there really a need to set this all in New York City? Is there something wrong with little mushroom villages in magical kingdoms in times of fairy tales?

But for those of you who remember their love for these characters, we have made sure to stock up on costumes and accessory kits to fulfill your smurfy needs! A traditional Smurf costume is available in both standard as well as plus sizes for the men, and for the women we carry Smurfette! And for less than two (2) dollars we also have make-up kits that include the blue make-up as well as the blue, round rubber nose. Even something as simple as the iconic white hats are available, so be sure to stop by before they’re out of stock!

Movie Ticket Weekly “Captain America: The First Avenger”

Overall, it seems that Marvel has done well for itself in the movie theaters, rounding out the year with the success of Captain America: The First Avenger this past opening weekend. And while this is the final film for the year it has now opened the doors to the greatly anticipated The Avengers film that is due out in May of next year.

We as the audience are witnessing another origin story of a popular super hero. Set during World War II, the tale revolves around Steve Rogers. Repeatedly, he tries to join the Army but at the beginning of the film we are shown that he has been rejected four times. Steve proves that the true measure of man is found within the heart and compassion he has for his fellow human being when he is constantly judged for his small and weak appearance. In fact, it is these exact qualities that helps him to stand out above everyone else as the first soldier to be selected for an experiment that leads to his becoming of Captain America. It is, at it’s core, a story showing just what an underdog character is capable of and seeing them get the chance they deserve to prove themselves.

My only complaint with the movie itself is that at the time he pulls on the costume of Captain America, a good chunk of the film is nothing but montages. It works for the most part but it can become tedious after awhile. In comparison with the entire film though it’s a small gripe and does little to diminish how much I enjoyed watching it. Plus, the use of the classic uniform design at first was well done and had moviegoers grinning in amusement at how it was put to use.

The casting worked extremely well too. The last super hero movie that Chris Evans had starred in was the Fantastic Four franchise with him in the role of Johnny Storm. Admittedly I was skeptical at first because the two characters are so different but Evans showed off his acting ability by fitting into the role of Rogers seamlessly. Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci and Hugo Weaving are always a delight to see in films, so seeing them in the same movie made it all the more entertaining. The use of CGI was not overwhelming, the explosions left my ears ringing and the make-up for Weaving’s character, Red Skull, was amazing.

One note worth mentioning too is that the soundtrack is composed by Alan Silvestri, who is responsible for fantastic soundtracks such as the Back to the Future Trilogy, Flight of the Navigator, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump and both Night at the Museum films, just to name a few. Captain America is just another addition to his long roster of wonderful projects.

With this movie finally debuting, the stage is finally set for The Avengers. In fact, for those who sit through the credits of the movie they are treated to a teaser trailer for that movie, giving us glimpses of what to expect, including the return of Thor, Iron Man, Captain America and the Hulk.

Super hero costumes are always popular all year round and not just on Halloween. Unfortunately we had sold out of the classic Captain America costume before the movie’s release on Friday, however, we will be getting in a shipment of the brand new Captain America costume before the end of the month! Designed by Disguise, the full body jumpsuit costume includes the boot covers, utility belt and the mask-hood. Now the shield is sold separately but we will get that in stock as well and it measures at being 24” in diameter. Keep an eye on our Twitter as well as our Facebook page for updates!

Movie Ticket Weekly “Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon”

Considering the fact that this is a movie trilogy franchise based on a line of toys from the 1980s, I didn’t expect much out of this third installment save for loud explosions and giant alien robots fighting it out in some major iconic city in the United States. And that is exactly what I got when I saw Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon on Friday so my complaints are few and minimal.

I admit that writing a review for this film is a little more difficult to do when compared to the other ones I’ve seen this summer though. To be honest, the reason being is that beyond the rapid action and computer generated effects that cover the surface; there is not much else to see. At its foundation this movie is the same as the previous two films. The usual human characters do return, such as Sam Witwicky, Lt. Colonel William Lennox and Seymour Simmons, which allows for the same old mixture of viewpoints between humans and aliens. And of course the government is involved so there are plenty of moments where you may end up being frustrated by the constant arguing in circles over levels of power and who has what form of security clearance to do something or other.

You cannot expect a deep, significant plot when paying for your ticket. Seeing as this was released during the week/weekend of the Fourth of July, I can only imagine that Michael Bay was aiming to play up on patriotic enthusiasm from the crowd to see American soldiers fight off these aliens. It’s been done again and again, and it works as selling point in the box office. I remember watching the cartoons as a kid and I did not expect much else from the movie. The cartoons had better stories, to be frank, and even then they were silly. And again, both the cartoons and movies are based on childrens’ toys. Above all else the key selling factor in all this is the nostalgic value.

One complaint I have is that throughout the movie, the product placement was just about shoved down my throat, which has been the norm for the previous two movies. Considering the amount of money that was spent on the computer generated graphics alone, Bay had to get the money from somewhere. But when I’m not being subjected to seeing iPads or Cisco equipment, it was fun pointing out obvious plot twists with my friends as the movie went along. I had my favorite Autobots and Decepticons to watch. I even had the occasional moment where I was biting my nails in anticipation.

If you’re looking to save a few dollars go ahead and skip on the 3D viewing. The 2D was perfectly fine and my bank account is little bit happier with me. But whether you see it in theaters (which I recommend if only for the experience) or when it comes out on DVD, Dark of the Moon was a lot more enjoyable for me to watch than Revenge of the Fallen. Plus, what could be more fantastic than to hear Leonard Nimoy’s voice coming out of a Transformer? Not very much, I say. Not very much.

Movie Ticket Weekly “Cars 2”

Cars 2 is another example of a movie where you’re better off ignoring the big-time critics and go by what the audience themselves are rating it. At the time of this review being written, the top critics rate this film at 34% while the actual audiences give it a 67%, which I find to be the more realistic rating.

Five years have passed since Cars, both since its debut and in the movie timeline for the sequel. Lightening McQueen has won the Piston Cup four more times and is set to participate in –you guessed it– another race. But this one is set more like how the Speed Racer film was with holding multiple single races around the world for a World Grand Prix. It takes the audience to Japan, Italy and England where during the races, a sub-plot of secret agents and an evil car organization trying to take down an industry that has discovered alternative fuel.

I’m sure there is an environmental message in there somewhere, but I was too distracted by trying to get through the scenes involving Tow Mater without face-palming.

Pixar changed the formula this time around to have the movie focus on Tow Mater, as voiced by Larry the Cable Guy. Now I’ve enjoyed watching his stand ups and Blue Collar Comedy Tours, and I didn’t mind Mater in the first movie, but I have yet to watch a movie that he stars in and see it do well. In all honesty, the reason I went to see this movie was for the voice acting of Michael Caine (Finn McMissile), Emily Mortimer (Holly Shiftwell) and Eddie Izzard (Sir Miles Axelrod). And the combination of the three did more than enough to balance out the dragged-on humor of Larry. I would also like to mention that scenes that did involve Lightening (Owen Wilson) were like finding small gems hidden away. This is another example of a film where I don’t regret seeing it but it could have been better.

The story itself is simple and I found myself figuring out who the bad guy was roughly one third into the film it was just that predictable. Then again this is supposed to be a children’s film so I could not go in there expecting a mind-blowing plot twist. And while on the subject of this being a children’s film, what did manage to surprise me was the level of humor itself. It was nothing raunchy or anything of the sort, but there were moments where I glanced down my aisle at the children there and watched as certain jokes or references go over their heads entirely while their parents laughed in their place.

After watching Cars 2 I thought it honestly seemed to be geared more for the parents than the kids. Between the 007 feel of action involving secret agents and the World Grand Prix resembling every other racing movie around, it didn’t meet the usual standards that make up a Pixar production. In true Pixar fashion though the viewers are treated to their usual animated short prior to the start of the movie, and fans of Toy Story will be in for a treat at that!

I would like to give them props when it comes to the soundtrack however. The musical score was composed by Michael Giacchino, who is known for producing the soundtracks for such titles as Super 8, Star Trek, Speed Racer as well as three other Pixar films (The Incredibles, Up and Ratatouille). Also, I was pleasantly surprised to recognize the usage of “Polyrhythm” by Perfume when the characters were at the pre-race party in Japan.

Movie Ticket Weekly “Green Lantern”

Because I am a big fan of the DC Universe I made an effort to attend the midnight release of the Green Lantern film on Friday morning. The fun thing about midnight showings is that some theaters will have events going on prior to the movie starting. I attended the showing at the Alamo Drafthouse in West Oaks where before the lights were dimmed, the owners of 8th Dimension Comics and Game Store provided prizes—such as official movie posters, comics and t-shirts—for the trivia contest they held.

Green Lantern is the one major superhero movie they have debuting this year as opposed to Marvel’s three films (Thor, X-Men: First Class, and later this year, Captain America: The First Avenger). I myself have nothing against Marvel and do enjoy their stories, but I grew up with DC, so I have always been a little more partial to those characters.

Without spoiling the film, it is your basic origin story about one of the classic comic book heroes, Hal Jordan. He was the first human to become a member of the Green Lantern Corp and was a founding member of the Justice League of America. Played by Ryan Reynolds, Hal Jordan is a test pilot who works for a company called Ferris Aircraft. However, his life was changed forever when a spacecraft carrying a dying alien by the name of Abin Sur crashed into Earth.

Walking out of the theater that morning once the movie was over, I was left with an underwhelmed kind of feeling. But before I go into this movie discussion I want to be clear that this wasn’t a bad movie though. I did, in fact, have fun seeing it. It had faults and weaknesses but I don’t regret going to see it, let alone losing hours of sleep before work that day. If you have plans on going to see it, then do so; you may want to keep your expectations low though. Or you can wait until it is out on DVD to rent it.

The movie felt flat in the end, but that isn’t to say it was boring. Every five or ten minutes there was something big happening: huge, loud and, oftentimes, something exploded. For me, the highlights of the film were all of the scenes that took place on Oa (the planet that is home for the Green Lantern Corp) as well as seeing Hal wield the ring’s power.

Because this is the story of how it all began for Hal, he is, of course, the main focus of the story, but I found myself wanting to see more of Kilowag, Tomar-Re, Thaal Sinestro and the rest of the Corp. Tomar-Re, in particular, was my favorite to see. My other concern was I found Hector Hammond’s plotline to be more interesting to follow than Hal’s. He was a normal human who was consumed by the yellow power of fear. Watching his struggle and seeing his humanity slip away due to terror consuming him was the most intriguing part of the plot to follow.

All in all, Green Lantern is one of the weaker movies of the summer. It isn’t terrible and certainly doesn’t deserve the low ratings I have seen around the Internet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this franchise is rebooted in a few years.

Now costume-wise, the movie has proved to show that the majority of it’s budget has gone to the CGI, including the redesign of Green Lantern uniforms. Seeing as we all can’t walk around in CGI costumes Rubie’s has gone ahead and designed uniforms that we can actually wear this Halloween season. We currently carry the Deluxe Green Lantern costume that is modeled after the cartoons and comics in stock. The costumes and accessories that are based on the design from this movie are on order and as they come in I’ll be sure to post updates on our Twitter (frankelscostume)!

Movie Ticket Weekly “Super 8”

Opening this past weekend was the science-fiction/thriller movie Super 8, a film directed by JJ Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg. Considering the two big minds behind this movie, I walked into the theater expecting a fairly decent film involving kids and aliens with some cliché moments on top that Saturday afternoon. And just under two hours later I’m walking out of the theater with yet another title added to my list to buy when the DVD is released later this year.

Set in a small town of Ohio during the summer of 1979, the story revolves around a group of kids spending their vacation putting together their own zombie-film to be entered into a film festival. It’s a movie about a movie if you will.

Or so you thought.

On one midnight of their shooting, Joe Lamb and his friends find themselves witnessing a pick-up truck driving headlong into an oncoming military train, resulting in a chaotic explosion that have them scrambling and running for their lives. Unbeknown to them this accident was not, in fact, an accident. And the cargo being transported within the cars was not of this world.

The beginning of Super 8 up until this event-changing moment moves a little slow. While this may work as a disadvantage for other films, in the case of this story it helps to build it up as well as go into the relationships between the characters. In all honesty I will take a move with character development over a film that is nothing but flashing lights and the latest in shiny CGI. JJ Abrams delivers a story that works with characters that you can care about. With some predictable moments aside, Super 8 does well with what it has. This is a simple, straight forward science fiction tale that keeps you engaged until the ending credits start rolling.

As an added treat, I would recommend staying behind to watch the credits. You get the chance to see the film the kids were making in its entirety. It isn’t very long, running at about five minutes, but it’s enjoyable and campy none-the-less. Not to mention it’s fun to pick out what scenes were filmed during the movie! And while this isn’t exactly a family-friendly sci-fi like E.T., it’s still a film you can bring the younger teens and up to watch.

Unfortunately this was not a strong movie in regards to costumes but if anyone can pull off that alien design somehow I would love to see pictures. After attending my fair share of conventions, anything is possible.

Movie Ticket Weekly “X-Men: First Class”

This is the start of a new weekly blog installment here for Frankel’s Costumes! My name is Maegen and throughout the summer I will be attending the movies every weekend, checking out the newest summer films to review not only the movie but the costumes too. So without further ado, welcome to the first review of “Movie Ticket Weekly” where I take a look at 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: First Class!

Now, I must admit right off the bat that my knowledge of the X-Men universe is restricted to the first two movies and the two animated series. I have yet to go read the comics so my knowledge as to how accurate the plot of the film itself is limited. But, with that said, this was a movie I found myself enjoying immensely despite that. After hearing what had happened with both X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, I was very skeptical as to how this would go. I have to say I do not regret paying full price for this and, in fact, would pay to see it a second time with my friends when they do.

With the exception of the last ten minutes of the film, everything was well-paced and easy to follow. There was character development to enjoy, in particularly Raven, and the bromance relationship between Xavier and Erik were the highlight moments of it all. I will refrain from revealing any spoilers but during the montage of the pair seeking out mutants to recruit, there is one meeting in particular that had the entire audience cheering and roaring with laughter when I went to it. The movie does have it’s fair share of faults though. As I mentioned before, it seemed as if the team behind this film felt they weren’t going to get a sequel so they essentially crammed everything important into the last ten minutes. These elements would have done so well if elaborated properly in a second movie. But all around First Class had more shining moments than faults going for them, which is why I can highly recommend others to see it.

On the costume and make-up aspect, the most notable ones are that of Mystique, Beast and Azazel. You’re going to need quite a lot of blue or red body and face paint to paint yourself in the right color. Or in the case of Beast, a lot of synthetic fur. Mystique is the same as she was in the first movie trilogy and it’s just as stunning as ever at the job the make-up artists for that film have done. At this time we do have Emma Frost in stock and I will be keeping an eye out for anymore this year. But as far the others costumes go the only notable designs are that of their suits as they partake in stopping a war from breaking out between Russia and the United States at Cuba. I’m not sure if Disguise (the company who has the rights to the X-Men franchise) will have this available in time for Halloween, but if so, I’ll be sure to keep you posted!

On the downside if I had not known in advance that this movie was taking place in the 1960’s I never would have guessed. The costumes just did not appear to be from the 60s. There were hints here and there, but there just was not enough of a difference in clothing to distinguish what decade it was set in.

But all in all, this is one film you should not miss out this summer. This looks like a good summer for the Marvel Franchise. First with Thor and now X-Men: First Class. Let’s see if they can keep this going when Captain America: The First Avenger debuts later this summer!