Captain America: The First Avenger
Describe it in 25 words or less.
Pete: Steve Rogers, after numerous failed attempts, is accepted into the military but only as a guinea pig for an experiment that turns into Captain America.
Brigette: A very patriotic but unfit man undergoes an experiment that gives him superhuman strength so that he can help the U.S. win WWII.
Any particular reason for choosing this film?
Pete & Brigette: We are huge comic book film adaptation fans.
What did you think of the poster and/or credit art?
Brigette: I loved the end credits. Check them out here.
Brigette: Comic Book Adaptation
Who was your favorite character and why?
Pete: Colonel Phillips because of his underlying charm.
Brigette: Dr. Erskine because he was a man of science but also had compassion.
Who was your least favorite character and why?
Pete: Red Skull because he just freaked me out.
Brigette: Dr. Zola because he was a man of science without convictions.
How was the casting?
Pete: It was much better than I expected with Tommy Lee Jones and Hugo Weaving being the stand outs for me. I thought everyone did an excellent job.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?
Pete: It grabbed me immediately and kept me entertained throughout, more so than I had anticipated.
Brigette: It was immediately entertaining and maintained momentum throughout.
Dr. Zola: “What is this?”
Colonel Phillips: “Steak.”
Dr. Zola: “What is in it?”
Colonel Phillips: “Cow.”
Brigette: “A strong man who has known power all his life may lose respect for that power. But a weak man knows the value of strength and know compassion.” – Dr. Erskine
How was the soundtrack?
How was the ending?
Pete: Enjoyable in the fact that it was not entirely predictable.
Brigette: A complete set-up for The Avengers.
What was the moral of the story?
Pete: Don’t let power corrupt you.
Brigette: Stand by your convictions.
Who would you recommend it to?
Pete: Anyone who enjoys action films or Marvel comics.
Brigette: People who enjoy seeing their comic books on the big screen.
Beer Pairing: (Pete’s specialty) Pittsburgh Brewing Company’s AMERICAN Lager
Won’t Eat Their Cereal Opportunity: Captain America Won’t Eat His Cereal
Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
When was the last time you had to stand up for what you believe in?