Post by jensaltmann on Jun 14, 2011 1:01:55 GMT -8
The first poster, with a first look at the character redesigns.
Personally, I like the new Captain America costume, and the Black Widow (but that one mostly because of how Scarlett Johansson fills it out). I don't like the changes to Iron Man's armor (the grey spots seem out of place), and I'm not fond of Ultimate Hawkeye.
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Post by michaelpaciocco on Jul 25, 2011 4:35:00 GMT -8
So, saw it yesterday.
And yes, it is really good - it's on par with the first Iron Man film. Evans nails it - Tommy Lee Jones and Hugo Weavings can do their roles in their sleep, yadda yadda yadda.
So, just a little nitpicking, and maybe I'm wrong, but I want to throw these out (not really spoilers):
Minor Quibble#1: Did anyone else take note of the fact that Steve's parents' deaths were NOT tied to the harsh times of the Great Depression? I can understand the why of it, because the reasons for their demises are very cleanly spelled out and help to flesh out the background, but I can't help thinking that given current economic times, the original backstory would have given things more resonance.
Minor Quibble#2: Timeline. Because we know when and how Steve's dad died, we've established he was born around WWI, which makes a bit older than I thought for Steve (I was always in the 1919-1923 range, if for no other reason then a little additional resonance of Steve being born just as Fascism is born).
Minor Quibble #3: Having Steve's sign up after Pearl Harbor. Again, I understand WHY - because the idea of signing up before Pearl Harbor stretches suspension of disbelief and it adds more to Steve's pathos that he's seeing newsreels of US soldiers already dying. But it does take a bit away from his visionary quality.
These aside, and none of them are deal-breakers, this was really good.
Post by michaelpaciocco on Oct 11, 2011 20:11:47 GMT -8
OK, yeah it looks pretty decent.
Man, even with RDJ's acting, it just reminds me that this is being brought together by the guy who came up with the ending of "CIVIL WAR". and it reminds me that whenver he's not the sole protagonist of the story, Tony Stark is just insufferable and you want to just watch 90 minutes of Chris Evans as Captain America beat the stuffing out of him.
Whedon probably likes Iron Man better -- "sarcastic and quippy, yet slightly vulnerable" is pretty much his default favorite -- but he also likes giving the less-"cool" characters their say. Like all the times Xander got in a good disarming comeback when someone said something quippy and mean.