I spent New Year’s Eve with a superhero. No, really. And try not to make comments about Other Half–you’ll only encourage him.
No, I finally got round to seeing Captain America: The First Avenger. And it was good.
So good, in fact, that I think it’s just edged out Iron Man as my second-favourite of the Marvel superhero movies. (The latter lost the top spot to Thor pretty much as soon as I realised Thor is essentially Henry V with +1 added hero-muscles and less mud… Although now I think about it, there is actually some mud going on in there, isn’t there?)
Anyway. Yes. Captain America good.
The most interesting thing about all this is that of all the comic-book heroes, these were probably the three I’ve always been the least interested in. Thor’s appeal generally only went as far as the use of Viking mythology, and I really wasn’t fussed about Captain America at all. Dude with shield, right? Big whoop.
So consider me corrected. And here’s a question: which of the recent Marvel heroes has surprised you the most? Have there been any that you really weren’t too interested in, but came away loving? What about the way their stories were handled, and how do you think they’ll fit together once the Avengers movie rolls around?
And while you’re thinking about that, I’m going to let the boys go ahead and fight it out for the top spot.
I’ll fetch my popcorn…