Sorry, British wizards. It’s time for an all-American hero to reign at the box office.
‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ opened at No. 1 with an estimated $ 65.8 million, dethroning ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2′ and beating fellow Marvel flick ‘Thor’ by a hair for bragging rights to the biggest superhero movie debut of the summer. In its second week, ‘Potter’ plunged 72 percent to an estimated… Continue reading 'Captain America' Yanks Top Spot From 'Harry Potter': Box Office Report July 22-24
Whenever I go to a superhero film, beyond my comic book fan sensibility of wanting to see fidelity to the source material, I always want to be invested in the main character. Not just in their heroic abilities, but also in their personalities, their perceptions of the world, and their morality. Marvel Studios had given me very few opportunities to have that kind of belief. Like… Continue reading A Fan's Take on Captain America: Finally, an Avenger to Believe In
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It doesn’t bode well for Chris Evans’ star power when you mention his name in conversation and the most popular response is: “Yeah, he was really good in ‘Star Trek.'”
No, we’re talking about Chris Evans, not his pseudo-doppelganger Chris Pine (who, to be fair, does share the same first name). Evans has been in the acting game for a while, yet he somehow hasn’t managed to really take ownership of… Continue reading Will 'Captain America' Make Chris Evans a Household Name?