The Evolution of Captain America

I didn’t know anything about Captain America until I watched The Avengers. Captain America might as well have been a brand new superhero for me and when I first saw him I truly didn’t like him that much but my despise for the character didn’t last long. I soon grew to like Captain America more and more and now he’s truly become one of my favorite superheroes. So, today I’m super excited to share with you his amazing evolution throughout the years. Enjoy!

Captain America: The First Avenger

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The First Avenger could’ve been a GREAT movie but it, unfortunately, fell a little flat about halfway through the film. But watching him go from a scrawny Army recruit who wanted nothing more than to serve his country to becoming a superhero who ended up saving the world was pretty fascinating. Steve Rogers is just a good, righteous guy, he doesn’t have a bad bone in his body, and that’s part of the reason why he’s so great. I love Captain America and I definitely had fun seeing the first leg of his journey.

The Avengers (2012)

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The first time I ever saw Captain America on the big screen was in The Avengers and that was not a great introduction to his character. First of all, the suit is TERRIBLE. It’s way too tight, the stripes on his stomach make him look like he’s got a gut even though he doesn’t, the face mask is just horrendous, and overall he just looked very bad. The writers also didn’t know how to fully incorporate his perfect soldier attitude without making him seem too stern or out of place with the other Avengers and that also wasn’t a great thing for his character’s chances of being cool.

The Avengers didn’t really develop his character in the slightest. It only added him to the superhero team. Thankfully his next movie would completely change my view on the patriotic hero.

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Ranking the ‘Star Wars’ Movies By Their Visuals

Star Wars has been a fascinating franchise since it came out in the May of 1977 and since then, with nine movies and several different directors and creative minds behind these films most of these Star Wars flicks have had their own, unique, artistic spin to them. So today I’m going to share with you how I rank these movies by their visual prowess or lackluster effect in the aesthetic department. Enjoy!

9. The Phantom Menace

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The Phantom Menace isn’t my least favorite Star Wars film but it definitely is the least pretty. The cinematography is boring and unimaginatively straight forward. There aren’t any stunning shots or breathtaking visuals. It’s just a Star Wars movie.

8. Return of the Jedi 

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A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back were such great films and Return of the Jedi, for me, has become kind of boring in comparison in nearly every department. This film has its exciting moments but none of those moments are accentuated by any visually jaw dropping shots.

7. A New Hope

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When A New Hope came out it was simply ahead of its time in imagination, creativity, and even special effects but, of course, now many of the Star Wars films have just gotten better at being visually enticing. But that doesn’t diminish A New Hope in the slightest. There are still some fascinating shots that have come with this movie like for example; Princess Leia putting the Death Star plans in R2-D2, Luke staring at the binary sunset, etc. I wouldn’t be an avid Star Wars fan if it wasn’t for this movie and that’s why it will always have a special place in my heart.

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