Is That Red Voldemort? 77 Thoughts I Had Watching ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ for the First Time

Hellllllllllo! It’s me, Molly! I am BACK with another Marvel movie review!

Cap and I in 2019.

I am watching all of the Marvel movies for the FIRST time — and I am movin’ and groovin’ through these flicks!

Tonight’s movie: Captain America: The First Avenger! As always, I have NO idea what is about to happen other than a new Chris is in the building, and he’s a real patriot.

Let’s get to the film!

78 Thoughts I Had Watching Captain America: The First Avenger for the First Time

1. I thought the discovered artifact was going to be the shield but that would be a massive shield.

2. Oh THERE’S the shield.

3. Wait is that…. *checks IMDB* it IS Argus Filch!!

4. The emphasis on that skull + snake icon makes me think that’s important.

5. Big time Nazi vibes.

6. Wait…is that…. *checks IMDB again* it IS Elrond! Wow. My favorite fantasy realms all coming together.

7. ODIN! I know that guy! It now makes sense why they are in Norway.

8. Two observations as Elrond murdered Filch: 1. It seems like being human is NOT this guy’s ideal form and 2. They really emphasized the blood on his skull pin, which makes me think that’s important.

9. Um, I KNOW that is not what Chris Evans’ body looks like. HOW DID THEY DO THAT?!

10. Ok so I thought the snake skull was going to be replacing Nazis in this universe, but it seems like Nazis ALSO exist. So maybe the snake skull guys are like the super hero equivalent, but bad.


12. Poor baby Chris Evans. HOW are they going to explain how he goes from that body…to the one I know he has. And I repeat, HOW did they do this?

13. Is Bucky a person I should know?

14. HOWARD STARK!! I KNOW HIM TOO. Wow I do really love how these are all coming together.

15. Wait is that…. *checks IMDB* it IS Sky from Mamma Mia!! The fantasy realms colliding continues.

16. STANLEY TUCCI!!! It doesn’t stop!!

17. Aw, I kinda love Stanley Tucci. And Chris Evans’ attitude about bullying.

18. And THAT guy was in Jurassic World 2. He really is type cast as the little minion to the bad side huh?

19. I do not understand what that blue light did but apparently the bad guys are pleased with the results of their science experiment.


21. Tommy Lee Jones too?! This has to stop. I keep shouting celebrity names at my TV and it sounds like I am playing a very long round of “Heads Up.”

22. Is he about to MULAN this sitch?

23. Nope but “Work Smarter, not Harder” was a very good solution.

24. It’s all a test Steve-o.

25. SCHMIDT. I knew that dude wasn’t 100% human.

26. But I also understand how lil’ Chris Evans is gonna become muscle-y Chris Evans now.

27. “I don’t have a procedure tomorrow.” – I stan Stan.

28. Something tells me I am not gonna like Schmidt’s real face when I finally see it.

29. VERY interesting and fun that Stark is involved.

30. Now THAT is Chris Evans. *slow clap*

31. What did that guy leave behind?!

32. Oh…

33. NOT STAN!!!!!

34. Why do all the fatherly doctor types die?! (Remember Yinsen? Ugh, I’ll never get over it.)

35. Peggy is a nutso good shot.

36. I kinda love how Steve is super awkward and knocking stuff over, despite being really fast. Like a baby giraffe learning how to walk.

37. Oh the car door with the star represents his shield.

38. “Go get him, I can swim.” LOL that kid is my new fave.

39. Hydra. Confirmed.

40. Oof, Hydra wants to be WORSE than Hitler?!

41. I know I should focus on how Captain America is being exploited, but I really just like these gals’ dresses.

42. Peggy and Steve — they better end up together. MUCH improved couple from Thor and Jane.

43. 107th!! Bucky!! NO!!

44. Love this ragtag team of Peggy, Stark, and Steve.

45. “I’m a captain.” YES YOU ARE.

46. “I’ve knocked out Adolf Hitler over 200 times.” That one took me a moment. This movie has some VERY good one liners.

47. BUCKYYYYYYY!!!! “I thought you were smaller.” LOL

48. It’s face off time…and he looks like Lord Voldemort was dipped in Red Dye 40.


50. Stan Lee!!

51. OMG! Margaery Tyrell is in the building.

52. I very much love Bucky and Cap’s friendship.

53. Peggy in a fancy dress for the first time is giving me major Hermione at the Yule Ball vibes.

54. I don’t blame Margaery Tyrell…but I also 100% knew Peggy would walk in.

55. The Sass of Peggy!!!

56. Red Voldemort is mad they just burned down one of his horcruxes.

57. Ok Cap that was SMOOOOOOOOOOOTH.


59. I like this movie so much I don’t even care that the villain looks so stupid.

60. Speaking of stupid, I realize Hydra is trying to be worse than Hitler and the Nazis, but changing the hail move from one arm to two looks ridiculous and not at all intimidating.

61. I very much like Cap’s boomerang, rhythmic gymnastics tricks with the shield.

62. LOVE this ragtag group of pals swooping in. Thor and Cap have cornered the market on the strong squad game.

63. PEGGY!!!! He better kiss that dame at the end of this.

64. She kissed him!! Even better. Also LOL @ Tommy Lee Jones.

65. Major Poe Dameron vibes RN.


67. OMG — Cap. No. Don’t do it.

68. The photo is too much for my soul.

69. There are like 7 other movies with Captain America so I KNOW he survives (or returns) somehow and yet, I am CRYING.

70. I just realized the plane is what they found in present day at the beginning of the film.

71. Is that the same kid who fell in the water earlier!? *slow clap*

72. HE LIVES! But where is he?

73. He’s in the NOW!! whoa.

74. SAMMY L!!!!!!! I get excited every single time.

75. “I had a date.” PERFECT last line.

76. *skips credits*

77. Sammy L!!! Excited again.

78. Ok so this end credit scene is just a trailer for the Avengers. That said I am PUMPED — and forcing myself to go to bed instead of watching it because it’s 2AM and I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish Captain America.

I am not going to lie to you — I didn’t want to like Captain America. I thought it was going to be really overrated because so many people are obsessed with him. But…I get it now. It was SO great! The zip of Peggy and Cap was perfect, and I really loved his origin story.

I laughed, I cried, I didn’t even mind that the villain looked absolutely ridiculous. While I haven’t settled on who my favorite superhero is (unless Peggy Carter counts?!) this movie has definitely moved into the top spot.

Plus, the “some assembly required” Avengers commercial at the end got me seriously pumped to see all these characters together!

On a scale from 1 – 10, where 1 is a root canal and 10 is birthday cake, I award Captain America an 8!


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Molly is a lifelong Disney enthusiast, and former Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member and tour guide. Her Walt Disney World favorites include Festival of the Lion King, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mickey-shaped pretzels and rice krispie treats, and anything with Buzz Lightyear! She lives in Orlando with her husband (who she met in Guest Relations) and their two rescue dogs, Kronk and Cruella de Vil (Ella for short!)

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9 Replies to “Is That Red Voldemort? 77 Thoughts I Had Watching ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ for the First Time”

  1. I am loving these commentaries! It would be very helpful if you linked the previous and the next article at the bottom! Thanks

  2. So glad you liked it. Cap is my favorite trilogy of the Marvel movies. I just watched all 3 this weekend. Watch the DVD and there is an “extra” on how they did the body swaps – very interesting. Just a little fact the bartender in the scene where Cap is requiting the team is the body double. This is probably the worst of the Captain America movies so you will like the rest of them. Besides Thor 2 and Age of Ultron – all movies are looking up. Enjoy. I am loving reading your responses and seeing your guesses as to what is happening. It has been a LONG time since my first viewing of these movies so it is pretty cool seeing a first-timers response.

  3. Reading along as you watch these movies has to be one of the best things you’ve written about. You’ll get used to the goofy costumes and such when you keep in mind that these movies are sticking to the comic books. It’s easy to forget as you’re watching that the movies are modern but the characters come from waaay back and look a little cheesy and don’t fit in sometimes. I did notice that as the movies progressed, so did the costumes. Especially Cap and Spiderman. I can’t wait for you to watch The Avengers!

  4. As much as Cap is a great character here, he becomes better and better with each movie as he grows. By the end he’s just the perfect human. Amazing performance from Chris Evans.

  5. As much as you adored Peggy…which obvi who wouldn’t?- you should check her the two seasons of her tv series “agent Carter” LOVED!