Top 10 Captain America Moments I Love to Think About (a Lot)

To redeem myself from the fact that I didn’t use any Chris Evans images to create the features for this series (I’M SO SORRY, I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WAS THINKING), I’m dedicating an entire post to the man. The man being Chris Evans and his beloved Marvel character, Captain America. As many of you might know already, I’m a huge fan of Evans as well as Captain America – who also happens to be my favourite superhero. Duh. So without further ado, here are my 10 favourite Captain America moments for 10 For 10.

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Top 10 Movies I Love to Go Back to Every Now & Then

Happy birthday to Mettel Ray! My blog-baby is 10 years old today and I couldn’t describe my emotions even if I tried. It’s definitely a special day! Which is why I decided, due to the special occasion, that instead of just celebrating my blogiversary on May 1st, I’d prolong the celebrations to last for 10 days. That’s right, you’re getting 10 days of Mettel Ray Top 10 lists. It will be all very random, just like me, and the topics will range from movies, shows, music, books etc. First up, probably the hardest list I had to compile because there are a lot of movies I rewatch… but here are 10 movies that I love to go back to every now and then.

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Looking Back: 10 Movies That Shaped Me in the Last Decade

One of the hardest things for me, even after blogging for close to 10 years, is listing things. Listing movies in a particular order, naming favourite TV shows, putting performances in a certain row – just any kind of list and I’m hyperventilating. So instead I’m deluding the pressure by creating a non-list list. In other words, I’m going to talk about 10 movies that shaped me in the past 10 years. It’s a tribute to the movies that left an impression on me. Not necessarily about listing the best movies nor even the absolute favourites. It’s about 10 movies that changed me or gave me something to think about. Movies that pushed me or challenged me, that shaped me into the person I am today. Movies that, for better or worse, will stay with me forever.

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CB: O Captain! My Captain!

Just when I thought I was out of the hole, I get dragged back into the dark pit of fangirling. In other words, while trying to get everything ready before the deadlines dropped, the girls on Twitter kindly shoved Chris Evans into my face. Not that I mind, it’s just… it’s distracting, that’s what it is. Painfully and annoyingly distracting, just like that image abo…

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An Essay: Year 2016 Told Through Movies

year-2016We start off the year with an Oscar race that has our hearts beating erratically because this might be Leonardo DiCaprio’s year, and it was. He won, he got that Oscar, he held that Oscar, he took that Oscar with him to show off to his supermodels and polish on his yacht while the sun cast golden streaks of light onto Leo’s face. But as soon as the blockbuster movies started to roll in, as soon as the superheros began to gather, Leo was slowly forgotten.

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Captain America: Civil War (2016)

captain america civil warDespite my advantage to see Captain America: Civil War before America, it has taken me ages to just get myself focused enough to sit down for its review. After seeing it, and after seeing it for the second time, I have collected so many emotions and thoughts, that it has proven to be difficult to focus my head around the idea of writing them all down. But here’s to attempting the impossible!

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# 206 – Captain America: The First Avenger

I’d say I’ve seen almost every Marvel Studio’s superhero movie – I’m not gonna say all of them cause I’m not sure of the numbers but since I’ve watched a lot of them I reckon I’ve seen most. That being said, it’s quite obvious that I like them as they are better than the ordinary action movies cause they do have superheros and that makes all that super-power logical not like in those action movies where the main guy is just an ordinary guy but he has unnatural powers that aren’t explained. Anyway, yes, superhero movies are unrealistic but at least they behold some logic behind the a**-kicking and killing and saving the world. This is a spoiler post (those are rare but I felt like telling a lot about the story rather than doing the summary):

Captain America: The First Avenger is no exception when it comes to world-saving: no surprise there. Written by the two guys who have given the kids the Narnia movies Captain America comes finally  alive and with a rather well organized story-lines. Before I get all wrapped up in the story (this is gonna be a rather long post) I would start with the cast: first of all – I like Chris Evans! As a typical America’s good guy this role as Captain America suits him quite brilliantly. Love interest is played by Hayley Atwell, Tommy Lee Jones is the helping father figure (kind of), Sebastian Stan plays the friend, Dominic Cooper gets to play Tony Stark’s father, Hugo Weaving is the villain and Stanley Tucci is the master mind behind Captain America. Two names that pop for me are of course Chris Evans and Dominic Cooper – he actually looks like Tony Stark aka Robert Downey Jr which, in my opinion, is an awesome casting decision.

Now on to the story: it starts off as Captain America being all not so captain but very much American. He is this little guy who wants to do great things and defend his country (the movie is happening during World War II) and he is much braver than he looks. The computer department did an amazing (and quite terrifying) job with altering Chris Evans into this tiny thing who has no muscles and is a lot shorter than Evans in real life. So he is the chosen one (obviously): gets to have a large amount of power (similar to the villain in this movie) and he goes off to be an entertainer – it’s an interesting twist cause he doesn’t become a hero right at the very moment when he gets his body altered, he becomes a joke before all that saving and superhero stuff begins! He rescues a bunch of soldiers and blows up the facility where the villain is making bombs/weapons and that makes him a real hero and he gets his first mission – destroying the weapons. With some help from his friend and other soldiers they finally make it to the last battle (minus the friend – a story-line that was obvious from the start).

Then the saving of the world begins and he of course wins but not without sacrificing himself for the greater good. This would be a sad ending to a movie that actually had some comedy in it as well (superhero movies usually do want to make us feel a lot of emotions including making us laugh) but the movie isn’t over: he wakes up in the future while having been asleep for 70 years and this is the awesome part – the movie has a sequel coming up in the beginning of next year. A movie that is directed/written by Josh Whedon and stars not only Chris Evans as Captain America but also these following names: Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and many others. So not to be overly excited but I’ll be waiting for The Avengers more than Christmas.

Giving this a 4 out of 5 although IMDb has a much lower score, 7,3 for this: I just can’t lie about my love for superhero movies – I think they suit me.

• Images are from CinemaBlend.