Captain America: The First Avenger
Ya know, I was never really a huge Captain America fan. But, after I read Marvel’s Civil War books a while back, i have a newfound appreciation for him and what he represents. He’s not a big, dumb, symbol of ” ‘Merica, man…,” but a symbol of what we could be. What we used to be during the World War II, when our country banded together to oppose true, blue evil in the form of Nazi Germany and the Axis Powers. Cap’ is us before JFK’s Assasination, before Viet Nam, before the Cold War, before Desert Storm, Clinton’s blowjob, 9/11, and Iraq & Afghanistan. He is what we were before what we are now. He’s a big ‘ole Boy Scout, and he’s guided by a moral compass so unwavering that he makes Batman look like a serial killer.
It’s been well-documented that Marvel Studios’ Thor is my most-anticipated movie of the year, but…Captain America is creepin. The more things I see about this film, the more pumped i get. Director Joe Johnston has said this movie was a blast to make and came together really easily, and that he’s seen the first cut and it’s “a lot of fun to watch.” And today, they’ve release an AMAZING poster, and it’s 100% official: I’M. STOKED.
Keep your eyes peeled for the first trailer during the Super Bowl.
Captain America: The First Avenger comes out in July.