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Who’s Your Favorite Chris?

As you may know, there are four prominent Chris’s in Hollywood, all of which have starred in superhero movies; Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, and Chris Pine. These four Chris’s have been in our eyeballs in some of the biggest blockbusters of all time for years and yet everyone has their favorite Chris. That’s why I thought it would be the perfect topic for this week’s Who’s Your Favorite?

Chris Hemsworth

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Before Thor in 2011 Chris Hemsworth wasn’t a household name. The Australian actor, however, would immediately rise to Hollywood fame as he took a superhero popular among Marvel fans and brought him to the big screen in a faithful adaptation of the character. Plus, plenty of people were captivated by the actor’s impressive physique, which has been on full display in his various shirt off scenes throughout nearly every movie that he has ever been in.

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Now, eight years later, he’s still providing people plenty of joy with his role as Thor in the Marvel movies and his recent role in Men in Black: International.

Chris Pine

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There’s a lot of entertainment to know Chris Pine by. Whether you’re familiar with him as Captain Kirk in the Star Trek films or Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman, his role in the destined-to-be-nominated-for-an-Emmy series on TNT, I Am the Night, his impressive musical abilities in Disney’s Into the Woods, his role in the Oscar-nominated film, Hell or High Water, and his small but totally awesome role as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Yeah, Chris Pine has done a lot.

Chris Pratt

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You may not know this but there was a time when Chris Pratt wasn’t considered a Hollywood hunk. Far from it, in fact, for he was a rather big fellow. Big, horizontally. But, after losing some weight and getting into top superhero shape a new man emerged, causing plenty of surprise for moviegoers around the world as he strolled into our hearts as the lovable yet obnoxious Peter Quill/Star-Lord.

And it didn’t stop there.

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The very next year he starred in the Jurassic Park reboot, Jurassic World, as Owen Grady, a keeper of dinosaurs and ultimate motorcycle-riding bad mamma-jamma. Starring in other films such as the beloved The Lego Movie, the steamy sci-fi thriller, Passengers, and the classic cowboy action film, The Magnificent Seven, Chris Pratt has made his mark on Hollywood.

And with his role as Star-Lord continuing on and his upcoming role in the cute new Disney movie, Onward, we’ll have Chris Pratt to enjoy for many more years to come.

Chris Evans

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If you’re not aware, Chris Evans was a superhero long before he became Captain America. He starred as the fiery superhero, Johnny Storm, in 2005’s Fantastic Four and 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Four years later he would take his superhero resumé to the next level as he starred in the movie that would change his life forever; Captain America: The First Avenger.

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For eight years Chris Evans has inspired us and brought millions of fans so much joy as the patriotic superhero, Captain America. But he’s also managed to impress as a doting uncle in the critically-acclaimed film, Gifted. While his role as Captain America has unfortunately come to an end there’s no doubt that he will always be in our hearts.

So, of these four Chris’s, who’s your favorite? For me, my favorite is definitely Chris Evans. Not only is he a hero onscreen but he’s just as much a hero offscreen as he constantly stands up for what’s right. I love that. 😊

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Is Captain America’s Selfless Heroism His Shining Triumph or a Narrative Failure?

A few weeks after watching Infinity War last year I wrote a post about Captain America’s storyline up to the point of Infinity War. It was one of the most fun posts I’ve ever written and now, after watching Endgame, it’s all the more telling. So, on that note, let’s revisit this post’s topic and see what new epiphanies I can find. Enjoy!

I watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier several days ago and after watching Endgame it’s been the first Marvel movie I’ve watched since then that focuses on this patriotic Avenger. As I watched the film and Steve Rogers I began to think to myself, Captain America is basically, in fictional terms, the perfect human being. He’s incredibly strong and fast, he’s handsome, he’s cordial, he does everything he possibly can to protect citizens from harm, he is what you would imagine Captain America to be. But is that a good thing or his biggest flaw?

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One of the reasons why I didn’t like him that much in The Avengers (besides the terrible suit) is because he felt too uppity compared to the other Avengers. You see, every other member of the Avengers had flaws and they learned to deal with those flaws and could handle being in the presence of other imperfect beings like they were. Steve, on the other hand, is perfect, remember? He’s the poster boy for patriotism. He’s willing to sacrifice himself for the lives of others. And then you have characters like Tony Stark whose every other sentence is a joke and doesn’t take life very seriously. Steve was practically bursting at the seams with annoyance for Tony and Tony was feeling the same way about the stuck-up Captain America. And I was feeling the same way. Who was this guy who thought he was so much better than everyone else even though he clearly was the lamest of them all?

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A Six-Year Poster Evolution: Captain America

Before I became a Marvel fan I knew nothing about these superheroes. I vaguely knew who Captain America was but I didn’t like him very much because he just seemed like a wack superhero. I mean, come on. The red, white, and blue colors, the wings on the helmet, my only response to the character was yikes. The first time I saw Captain America in live-action was in The Avengers and at the time I didn’t like him. He seemed too serious, his suit was as tacky as it could get, and I just hadn’t warmed up to the character. But, after he was redeemed in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I was a bona fide Captain America fan.

Now, five years later, the end of his journey has arrived and it’s kind of really sad. I mean, he’s such a fantastic character and to think that this is the end is just…wow, it’s a lot to think about.

So, on that note, let’s take a look at his amazing character posters through all four Avengers films. Enjoy!

The Avengers

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Steve Rogers would return to save the world with a new outfit inspired by the tighter, more spangly suit he wore in The First Avenger when he was used as practically a mascot for the army. While of course, the suit could be better (MUCH BETTER) he still manages to look heroic on this character poster.

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Is This Tweet By Chris Evans A Spoiler for ‘Avengers 4’?

A little earlier this week Chris Evans announced in a tweet that he was done filming Avengers 4 but that wasn’t the issue that wracked the internet. It was the unsuspected gloominess of the tweet. Check it out.

From the sounds of it it pretty much seems that Chris Evans is, in fact, done playing the role of Captain America after all. It seems so sad to think that after Avengers 4 the man who has made Captain America a hero worth caring about is going to be gone. *sniffle*

But here’s the thing. Is he practically confirming the rumors and theories that say Captain America is going to die in Avengers 4? If so, I’m going to have to brace myself because the waterworks are undoubtedly going to spill and it’s not going to be pretty.

What do you think about this tweet? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Wow, ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ Is Kind of Good

It has been a glorious Saturday for me and what better to do on a Saturday morning than watch a good movie? I filed through Hulu, trying to find a film that I like, to a certain degree, but haven’t watched very often and I stopped on Captain America: The First Avenger. The last time I watched the film I enjoyed the first half but I kind of went blank on the second half of the movie. It seemed rushed, poorly edited, and a little bit corny, if I was being honest. But, for the most part, it is a Marvel movie (I love Marvel films) so I decided to give it a try today. I’m so glad I did.

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Even though I’ve seen the movie before the last time I watched it was a long time ago so I forgot so much. This time I was able to fully concentrate on the film and it was kind of fascinating seeing all of the references that the later Marvel movies took from this one film. Like Captain America’s suit in The Avengers for example.

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I never understood why Marvel would give him such a horrendous suit in The Avengers when his classic suit was clearly so much better. Today I just figured out the story behind the ultra tight Captain America outfit.

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When Steve Rogers first became “Captain America” he was presented as a figure in advertisement to make people want to join the army and his suit was a super tight suit. When Agent Coulson told Steve that his new suit was fashioned off of the original design now I get it and I have to admit, that’s pretty cool.

His suit in The Avengers is still the wackest rendition of the iconic outfit but at least now I understand why it looks the way it does.

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Is Captain America’s Selfless Heroism His Shining Triumph or a Narrative Failure?

I watched a bit of Captain America: The Winter Soldier last night and after watching Infinity War it’s been the first Marvel movie I’ve watched since then that focuses on this patriotic Avenger. As I watched the film and Steve Rogers I began to think to myself, Captain America is basically, in fictional terms, the perfect human being. He’s incredibly strong and fast, he’s handsome, he’s cordial, he does everything he possibly can to protect citizens from harm, he is what you would imagine Captain America being. But is that a good thing or his biggest flaw?

capterriblesuit.jpg

One of the reasons why I didn’t like him that much in The Avengers (besides the terrible suit) is because he felt too uppity compared to the other Avengers. You see, every other member of the Avengers had flaws and they learned to deal with those flaws and could handle being in the presence of other imperfect beings like they were. Steve, on the other hand, is perfect, remember? He’s the poster boy for patriotism. He’s willing to sacrifice himself for the lives of others. And then you have characters like Tony Stark whose every other sentence is a joke and doesn’t take life very seriously. Steve was practically bursting at the seams with annoyance for Tony and Tony was feeling the same way about the stuck-up Captain America. And I was feeling the same way. Who was this guy who thought he was so much better than everyone else even though he clearly was the lamest of them all?

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