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You have the wrong Dominic. It's Cooper, not West. Think History Boys, not The Wire.

Lance Mannion

Vadranor, gack! And I had the imdb page open in the browser when I was writing this too! Thanks for the catch. All fixed.


Someone is going to have to explain to me how Captain America will meet the Fantastic Four if Evans is playing Cap and the Torch.

Tony Dayoub

Actually Lance, Peggy Carter has been around in comics since 1966. Her first appearance was in Marvel's TALES OF SUSPENSE #84. though her character's occupation was different (she was a freedom fighter aiding the French Resistance), she and Cap were in love during WWII. Her niece, Sharon, is a present-day SHIELD agent and Cap's lover. The SHIELD agent played by THE MENTALIST's Amanda Righetti at the film's conclusion (when Cap first wakes up in the 21st century) might possibly be Sharon Carter.


Lance, you are so wrong, you surpass any definition of the word "wrong." "Captain America" is, far and away the best of all the Marvel movies, and third to only "The Rocketeer" and the 1978 "Superman" as the best of all superhero movies -- pretty good company to be in. "Thor" wasn't even as good as "Green Lantern," and "Iron Man?;" diverting, but as wafer-thin as Mr. Creosote's dessert.


Nice assessment, Lance. I enjoyed some of the small touches in the films. Thor used a Kirby-esque aesthetic (especially for the armor) and cast a Norwegian (Stellan Skarsgard) in a key secondary role. Captain America explained the old costume with its musical number/tour sequence, and Evans captured Steve Rogers' essence and made him likable, not insufferable. With Iron Man, it's really the Robert Downey, Jr. show; brilliant casting and a killer performance.

Lance Mannion

Tony, my memory failed me. I remembered Cap had a girlfriend who was in the Resistance. But I figured her name was French. Something more along the lines of Margueritte Cartier. How did she get named Peggy Carter? I knew about Sharon Carter and thought Agent Carter was invented to have some relationship to her. And that is Sharon at the end of Captain America.

B, would be kind of fun to see Evans playing Cap opposite himself as the Torch. But that reminds me, actor212, I believe that the Fantastic Four movies have been disappeared from the continuity and that a reboot is in the works with a whole new cast. Maybe this time they'll find a Sue Storm who can act. Evans was the best of the four though, too bad he can't play both Cap and Torch.

Dave, I really like The Rocketeer. More people should know about it. Same with The Shadow. But I think Batman Begins and Spider-man 2 are better than both. And I stand by Iron Man as the best Avengers movie so far and it's not just because of Robert Downey (he was good in Iron Man 2 but that one's not even as good at The Incredible Hulk). I am willing to listen to a case that it's better than Thor.

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