In Other Geek News…
Cap looks pretty solid–certainly better than I was expecting/dreading given some comments on the matter in the past revolving around Steve Rogers (played by Chris Evans, the Human Torch from the horrid Fantastic Four movies) being ashamed of the suit, plus Hollywood’s desperate need to downplay the America part of Captain America by titling his film The First Avenger: Captain America. (International box office, apparently, being far more important than getting it right.)
But, as a long-time, old school, super-huge, Thor fan (Walt Simonson 4 Life!), I have to say that this costume isn’t quite right and in silly ways: for one, his arms should just be bare and I pray the helmet or some sort of headgear pops up at some point because Hemsworth (Kirk’s Dad on the most-recent Star Trek film) just looks terribly-unbalanced without it. (Forget the fact that he looks like he needs to gain another 50 lbs. of muscle and grow about a foot.)
Still, maybe Marvel will finally get another one right since I’m firmly of the opinion that only the first Iron Man was really any good as a film. (I like the first two Blades a lot, but I don’t really count those as he isn’t a proper superhero.)
Full disclosure: I’m a much bigger DC guy than Marvel, but Simonson’s Thor is one of the best–if not the best–story arcs in comic history.