The Nature of a Hero in Captain America

The series of my retrospectives before seeing the Avengers this weekend, along with my marathon geek-fest of movie watching this week, concludes with Captain America: The First Avenger. For a more detailed synopsis, here’s what I wrote after first seeing the movie last summer. We know the story: Steve Rogers wants to be a soldierContinue reading “The Nature of a Hero in Captain America”

The Nature of a Hero in Thor

What happens when a hero abuses his power? Thor is much different from the rest of the Avengers canon. First, the film is more fantastical. Here, we have left the groundings of science and weapons that we’ve known with Iron Man and Black Widow, and even the accidental scientific occurrence that created the Hulk. Here,Continue reading “The Nature of a Hero in Thor”