Only now do I fully appreciate Chris Evans as an actor

#1 Posted by JakeN7 (12825 posts) - - Show Bio

When I watched Captain America: The First Avenger I thought the guy they got to play Steve Rogers was perfect. I thought he was a bland, one-dimensional, pretty boy (which basically sums up how I feel about Captain America as a character.) I couldn't imagine him in any other roles though, and I thought he would end up just being a character actor kind of like Christopher Reeve as Superman. Then I saw The Avengers in theaters (multiple times) and then bought the movie on Blu-Ray and watched it several more times. My opinion still didn't change. I felt like there was some development of the character in The Avengers, but I didn't attribute that to Chris Evans as an actor. Then, the other day I half-remembered something that I had previously known and subsequently forgot. Chris Evans role as Captain America was not the first time he had played a Marvel superhero, he also played Johnny "The Human Torch" Storm in the Fantastic Four movies (which is just ridiculous by the way. It's one thing to have an actor play a superhero from two different universes like Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Green Lantern. But it's an entirely different thing to have the actor play two different superheroes from the same universe! Are you kidding me!? If either character has a cameo in the other character's movie, are they just going to do the Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy thing and hope no one notices? Luckily the F4 and The Avengers don't team up too often and the rights to each franchise is owned by different companies, but that's beside the point.) After having remembered this particular factoid, I went back and watched the first Fantastic Four movie again...and my mind was then blown. For all the things the movie did wrong, it's portrayal of Johnny Storm was spot on. It couldn't have encapsulated his personality any better than it did. I then remember thinking the exact same thing of Chris Evans as Johnny Storm, as I did of Chris Evans as Captain America. This guy was perfect for the role, but I couldn't see him in anything beyond it. Now that I've seen him in two different roles, I know that isn't true. His portrayal of Johnny Storm was so vastly different than his portrayal of Captain America, that I wouldn't have even realized it was the same actor if I hadn't read his name on the front of the Fantastic Four box (which is extremely impressive considering that his appearance hadn't changed beyond a haircut.)

That was when I gained massive respect for Chris Evans, and officially liked him as an actor.

What do you guys think of Chris Evans?

#2 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved him as Cap

#3 Posted by frozenedge (1331 posts) - - Show Bio

Seeing how FF4 is probably gonna be rebooted in a few years, I doubt you'll have to worry about how they'll have Evans play Torch and Cap. He was pretty good as Cap too. He had the whole by the books routine down to me

#4 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (20432 posts) - - Show Bio

He's a decent actor, and he is pretty good as Captain America.

#5 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (8048 posts) - - Show Bio

He's great as Cap.

He was good in Cap movie.

Great in Avengers.

#6 Posted by desmond006 (597 posts) - - Show Bio

@BiteMe-Fanboy said:

He's great as Cap.

He was good in Cap movie.

Great in Avengers.

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#7 Posted by Spawn92 (285 posts) - - Show Bio

I too was never really a fan of Chris Evans... until I saw Puncture. Watch Puncture.

#8 Posted by DaAwesome2 (266 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly thought he did well as Johnny Storm. He was one of the few bright spots in the FF series. Thought he did a pretty good job as Cap too, given the direction of the movie.

#9 Posted by War Killer (20376 posts) - - Show Bio
@desmond006 said:

@BiteMe-Fanboy said:

He's great as Cap.

He was good in Cap movie.

Great in Avengers.

this

#10 Posted by MrShway88 (678 posts) - - Show Bio

I have nothing against Evans but I didn't like his Cap. He seemed to plain. Maybe it will be different in Captain America 2.

#11 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9253 posts) - - Show Bio

I have loved him since he was the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four

#12 Edited by Darling_Luna (4422 posts) - - Show Bio

He was also Lucas Lee in Scott pilgrim and he was in the Losers. He is mister Comicbook movie

I'm sure alot peeps that thought he was aright changed notes ever since Cap 2 lol

#13 Posted by dagmar_merrill (10082 posts) - - Show Bio

He's a pretty good Cap.

#14 Posted by JakeN7 (12825 posts) - - Show Bio

He was also Lucas Lee in Scott pilgrim and he was in the Losers. He is mister Comicbook movie

I'm sure alot peeps that thought he was aright changed notes ever since Cap 2 lol

I noticed that when I watched it again the other day. He was the punky, skateboard actor, ex-BF, right?

#15 Posted by SC (13307 posts) - - Show Bio

He was also the vampire Selene in the Underworld movies and Mel Gibson's buddy cop partner in the Lethal Weapon series, guy has great versatility in his roles and the sort of range that Mystique would envy.

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#16 Posted by Darling_Luna (4422 posts) - - Show Bio

@jaken7: Skater turned Actor hehe

it's a rip/homage on Jason Lee

#17 Edited by JakeN7 (12825 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc said:

He was also the vampire Selene in the Underworld movies

I thought that was Mila Jovovich Kate Beckinsale.

@sc said:

Mel Gibson's buddy cop partner in the Lethal Weapon series

I thought that was Danny Glover.

@sc said:

guy has great versatility in his roles and the sort of range that Mystique would envy.

Ohhhhhh...ok. I get it. Hehehehe.

#18 Posted by JakeN7 (12825 posts) - - Show Bio

@jaken7: Skater turned Actor hehe

it's a rip/homage on Jason Lee

Ah, so it is. I see the Lee surname now. That's awesome. And so is Jason Lee. *goes off to watch Chasing Amy, Dogma, and My Name is Earl*

#19 Posted by warlock360 (28064 posts) - - Show Bio
#20 Posted by SC (13307 posts) - - Show Bio

@jaken7: Yeah heh heh - didn't want to sound too stuffy and science-y again. ^_^. That and also I am pretty sure Danny Glover and Kate Beckinsale are just characters the actual Chris Evans plays. 0_0.

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#21 Posted by SC (13307 posts) - - Show Bio
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#22 Posted by JakeN7 (12825 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc said:

@jaken7: Yeah heh heh - didn't want to sound too stuffy and science-y again.

I was only quoting Mr/Mrs. Garrison from South Park. ;P

@sc said:

That and also I am pretty sure Danny Glover and Kate Beckinsale are just characters the actual Chris Evans plays. 0_0.

Can confirm.

#23 Posted by warlock360 (28064 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc: chris Evans D:

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