Wednesday, March 24, 2010


To celebrate Christ Evans accepting the part of Captain America in the new film Captain America: Unnecessary Subtitle That Will Be Used to Abbreviate the Full Title Overseas Because Nobody Outside of America Cares about "Captain America" Just Like Superman I thought we should take a look back at the last time Evans got himself vacuum-sealed inside a tight and restricting superhero costume, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer. In fact, let us celebrate him getting out of that costume instead, shall we?

I say "getting out of that costume" for two reasons. Firstly because, well, duh, just LOOK at the man. Secondly, wasn't that "franchise" just one of the worst attempts at creating a franchise ever conceived? So completely and utterly wrongheaded except for Evans who was the only thing in those movies worth the time. There are so many things wrong with those movies that it was actually refreshing to see Evans have fun on screen. Especially when everyone else was acting all dour and moody as if being given superpowers is some sad tragedy. Yikes.

Hopefully this "Captain America" thing works out for him, but I can't say I don't see another Superman Returns on our hands here. Maybe they can give Parker Posey a supporting role and she can help rescue it from the depths of bad movie hell like in that dunderheaded Superman reboot. In fact, can people just cast Parker Posey in anything, really?

Oh yeah, Chris Evans? He is very good looking and I guess that's all that matters at this point.