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Here's How Internet Snark Actually Made 'Captain America 2' a Better Movie

Here's How Internet Snark Actually Made 'Captain America 2' a Better Movie
(Marvel Entertainment | Screen Junkies)By pretty much all accounts, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a pretty good movie! And it turns out directors Anthony and Joe Russo have the Internet's snarky nature to thank for that. At least in part.

In a new interview with Collider, Joe Russo admitted he's seen the recent "Honest Trailer" for Captain America 2, and was flattered that the normally snide video series (created by Screen Junkies) was so complimentary. What's crazy, Russo says, is he and brother Anthony actually worried about their movie getting the "Honest Trailers" treatment!

Here's what Joe Russo said about it: "We used to sit in the room and go, 'This is not going to end up in an 'Honest Trailer.' This logic isn’t sound enough yet.' We literally tried to 'Honest Trailer'-proof the movie. Because what 'Honest Trailers' really is, and I’ll say litmus test again, is, 'How sound is the logic in your film? How ridiculous are the buys that you’re asking the audience to make?' So we would just comb through the script over and over again and go, 'How do we shore up this logic? How do we shore up this logic?' So it was a very helpful exercise for us."

Here's the "Honest Trailer" for Cap 2. It's high on praise and notably short on snark.


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