January 13, 2011
Chris Evans got the nod, apparently without even auditioning, and I was curious but skeptical. I thought he made a great Human Torch but was not sold on him being able to play the more serious tone that Cap would require. Besides, there seems to be a lot of guys playing multiple heroes of late (like Ryan Reynolds). Then I saw The Losers and while Evans was still jokey in the role, there was something there that convinced me he could do it.
As for the costume? I like it. It appears the movie will at least partially be a period piece. I like the patriotic, but slightly understated look of the costume. The helmet looks good (complete with wings) and the rest of the suit works as it isn't a spandexy sort of thing. Hard to quite put the thoughts into words, but it just looks good for a live action rendition of the red, white, and blue outfit. Also, I like the shield.
What do you think?
Posted by Christopher Beaumont at 1/13/2011 11:01:00 PM
Chris has been an avid movie watcher for decades, getting into the writing game in 2004. Since that time he has contributed to a number online publications as well as running CriticalOutcast.com. In addition to movies, Chris is a big fan of music, particularly metal, and will never give up hope on his beloved Mets.