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VIDEO OF THE DAY: New ‘Captain America’ trailer brings the cinematic muscle

When launching a superhero’s cinematic franchise-to-be, nothing sells in a trailer quite like The Physical Transformation. Sticking to this game plan of ungainly-to-muscle-engorged, the new “Captain America” trailer not only flaunts a simple, coherent appeal. It also hammers home its point better than any “Thor” trailer has yet managed to do.

In this Summer of Marvel, Chris Evans’s superhero — with plenty of gravitas-lending help from Tommy Lee Jones and Stanley Tucci — just took a big leap forward.

Writer/artist/visual storyteller Michael Cavna is creator of the "Comic Riffs" column and graphic-novel reviewer for The Post's Book World. He relishes sharp-eyed satire in most any form.


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