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Still sick. Am watching comic book movies to pass the time.

Statistically unlikely fact: before today, the last three movies I watched were The Hobbit (Hugo Weaving!), Men in Black (Tommy Lee Jones!), The Hunger Games (Stanley Tucci!). Movie I decided to watch today: Captain America. Which includes all three.

I had no idea. The only person I knew for certain was in it was Chris Evans. (Am v. curious about how they handled the special effects on his before-and-after shots. I know they can jimmy with height and such, but aside from that, he was just so scrawny.)

It was fun. I enjoyed it. Honestly, I spent the whole movie waiting for us to get to the modern day, because Steve in the modern day interests me more than anything that was happening during WWII.

My one other thought was: if Peggy's going to charge into battle with everyone else, why in heaven's name doesn't someone give the woman a helmet??? (Also, you know what, I am still a sucker for forties women's fashion. The permanent wave and that starkly contrasting lipstick? Yes, please.)

Next stop: Thor. Or possibly a nap. It's a toss-up.

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Jan. 13th, 2013 07:43 pm (UTC)
The way they did the effects for scrawny!Steve was incredible, wasn't it?

A BIG YES to 40s fashion. And clearly, no helmet because Peggy needs no helmet. Her hair is magic.

I'm a big fan of this movie because I'm hugely sentimental and it was directed by the same guy who did The Rocketeer. In both films, I love how the director can play it straight with the concepts of honor and goodness whereas most stories feel uncomfortable letting that breathe and have to undercut it with sarcasm or subversion nowadays.

I hope you enjoy Thor!
Jan. 17th, 2013 07:38 pm (UTC)
It was really cool, what they did with the effects!

I've never seen The Rocketeer, but I know what you mean about talking about big things without the need for irony or snideness. (Although, I also think the movie was way simplistic in places, but as I commented to Verity, I should know better than to expect complex moral reasoning from comic book movies.)
Jan. 13th, 2013 09:00 pm (UTC)
I wanted to watch this movie, but I think I'm mostly fascinated by the idea of Steve in the modern days. I really want to see something modern with this character involved!
Still, I think I'll watch it in the next few days.
I hope you enjoy Thor. I liked it a lot!
Jan. 17th, 2013 07:46 pm (UTC)
Apparently the next Captain America is all about Steve in the modern day. I'm looking forward to it!
Jan. 13th, 2013 09:10 pm (UTC)
I loved the 40s look, but the whole Red Skull thing didn't do much for me. Really well done special effects though. I thought Thor was more fun!
Jan. 17th, 2013 07:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah. What is it with people hiring Hugo Weaving and then putting masks on him? Why would you cover up those maniacal eyebrows? It happened in V for Vendetta, too.
Jan. 13th, 2013 11:21 pm (UTC)
They had another guy do the body work for before!Steve and then edited his face onto his body.
Jan. 17th, 2013 07:47 pm (UTC)
Somebody linked me to an article! Really interesting stuff.
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