In preparation for The Avengers this week, I watched Iron Man and Captain America on Saturday - I’ve never seen either. Also, my opinions are based solely on the films because I have never read these comic books.
I was surprised by my reaction but I really enjoyed Captain America! And really did not enjoy Iron Man. I’m not sure if it’s because I just don’t like Robert Downey, Jr., but Iron Man just didn’t do it for me. I know it’s kind of impossible for superhero movies to be “grounded” but I appreciated Captain America’s story a bit more. The underdog who was genuinely a good person was given a chance to be great, and he was! It felt more real to me. I kind of hated CA’s costume, but at least it looked more rugged and real than the graphics I’ve seen.
Also, who the heck was that actress who played Peggy Carter and how can I become a BAMF like her?