Remember the Disney Princess Book Tag? Well, Hamlette had the rather brilliant idea of using the same concept to create her own tag, one focused on movies and that uses Marvel characters as inspiration for the categories. I love Marvel second only to Disney (aren’t they the same thing now, anyway?), so here are my answers!
Captain America: Name a movie with a “fish out of water” theme. Enchanted (2007). Not only does Giselle go from an animated, old-fashioned world to a real-life, modern world, she also changes aspect ratios. (Watch carefully.) Seeing her navigate New York City with all her naivety and enthusiasm is hilarious and heartwarming.
Thor: Name a movie about learning to use power for the good of others. Batman Begins (2005). As we see through flashbacks, Bruce Wayne only cared about himself as a young adult. But when he comes back from training with R’as al Ghul, he tells Alfred that from now on, he wants to work to make Gotham a better, safer place for everyone. And the rest of the film is him figuring out just how to do that.
Iron Man: Name a movie about an inventor. Meet the Robinsons (2007). Lewis is a gifted, innovative young inventor. I think Tony Stark would be proud of him.
Incredible Hulk: Name a movie with a main character who has two sides to them. Minority Report (2002). By day, John Anderton is the best and brightest rising star in the world of Pre-Crime. But by night, he’s a drug addict who mourns the abduction of his son and his estrangement from his wife.
Hawkeye: Name a movie that involves archery. The Hunger Games (2012). Cliched answer, but archery is such a big part of THG. It’s the skill that Katniss shows off to the Gamemakers and also the means of destroying the Careers’ supplies. And she shoots people, too. Of course.
Black Widow: Name a movie about spies. Notorious (1946). Ingrid Bergman as Alicia Huberman is an amazing spy in this movie and does her job very well indeed.
Black Panther: Name a movie about royalty. The Young Victoria (2009). Such a rich, textured period drama. I know a lot of people prefer the new-ish TV series Victoria to this film, but TYV will always take up a special place in my heart.
Vision: Name a movie involving androids or robots. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). One of my favorites. Sure, it’s cheesy, but it’s also interesting and moving, with some great characters (including Gort, the seven foot tall robot).
Spider-man: Name a movie about teens. I’m Not Ashamed (2016). At least, many of the film’s characters are teenagers.
Ant Man: Name a movie about thieves. Robin Hood (1973). Well, Robin would call it ‘borrowing’, but much of the film is taken up with creative and daring schemes that invariably leave Prince John that much poorer.
Scarlet Witch: Name a movie with powerful female character. Wonder Woman (2017). Diana is both physically and morally powerful. Love her!
Dr. Strange: Name a movie where a character learns to be a better person. Cars (2006). Lightning McQueen’s journey from arrogant jerk to someone who would put the needs of others ahead of his own desires never fails to make me cry. He grows and changes so much throughout the film, thanks to the residents of Radiator Springs. And that carries over into Cars 3 as well.
Falcon: Name a movie with a great sidekick. The LEGO Batman Movie (2017). While some of my friends (you know who you are!) can’t stand Robin, he fully engages my attention and heart every time, making me cry and laugh. He’s a pure ray of sunshine, a precious cinnamon roll, and my favorite part of the movie.
Loki: Name a movie with an antagonist/villain who steals the show. 3:10 to Yuma (1957). Glenn Ford’s Ben Wade is a-MAZING. I watch 3:10 to Yuma mainly for him and find new things to notice and appreciate about the character (and Ford’s acting!) every time.
Agent Coulson: Name a movie where an ordinary character faces an extraordinary situation. Night at the Museum (2006). Very, very extraordinary. Larry Daley works as the night guard at the American Museum of Natural History and let’s just say that the job doesn’t go quite as planned.
Peter Quill: Name a movie with a character who is more than they appear to be. Tomorrowland (2015). At first, Athena looks like any other little girl, but that appearance is very deceiving.
Gamora: Name a movie with a character who changes allegiances. High Noon (1952). Marshall Kane’s wife, Amy, is a Quaker who believes in a non-violent approach to every situation. But her ideas gradually change until she eventually takes up arms against the men who are targeting her husband.
Drax: Name a movie with a physically powerful character. Les Misérables (2012). Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is shown to be very strong in two different scenes – when he picks up the mast/flagpole/beam and then when he lifts the cart off Fauchelevant. And his considerable strength is what causes Javert to recognize and remember him.
Groot: Name a movie with a character who doesn’t talk much. Holes (2003). Zero doesn’t say much, but when he does, everyone takes notice.
Rocket: Name a movie with a talking animal. The Jungle Book (2016). I went into this movie with zero expectations and left it wowed by the gorgeous scenery, intriguing characters, and great story. All the animals talk in here and the voice casting is perfect.
Thanks for creating this tag, Hamlette! I love it. 🙂 And I’m tagging anyone who’s a fan of Marvel. So…basically everybody?