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‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ trends and Marvel fans wonder if it's a better origin film than Iron Man

In a Twitter thread, fans were asked to rank all Captain America movies. Marvel fans started celebrating the first movie and soon #TheFirstAvenger was trending
Captain America (Marvel Studios)
Captain America (Marvel Studios)

Wearing the values of justice and fairness on his sleeve to save the world, Captain America is one of the mightiest superheroes and has dominated the world of Marvel fans since 2011 when the first movie, 'Captain America: The First Avenger', hit the screens.

The fifth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), directed by Joe Johnston, put Chris Evans on a pedestal as Steve Rogers/Captain America. With a set of thrills, kills and chills, the movie narrated the tale of a sickly Rogers from World War II-era who is transformed into a super-soldier and needs to stop the Red Skull from using the Tesseract as an energy-source for world domination.

After it first premiered at the El Capitan Theatre on July 19, 2011, it was released in the United States on July 22, as part of Phase 1 of the MCU grossing over $370 million worldwide and since then, it has snuck a special corner in fans' hearts. Since then, the movie got two sequels, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' in 2014 and 'Captain America: Civil War' in 2016.

Chris Evans as Captain America (Marvel Studios)

In a Twitter thread, fans were asked to rank all Captain America movies. Marvel fans started celebrating the first movie and soon #TheFirstAvenger was trending. Here are some fun snippets from the movie that fans recollected on social media: "The First Avenger is trending so I would just like to remind everyone that Steve Rogers was a hero long before the serum," one said and another posted, "Don't care about ranking, all I know is First Avenger showed me the type of man Steve Rodgers was & what to expect for all future movies." One fan wanted to talk about Steve Rogers' "booty shorts." Since the first avenger is trending let’s discuss steve and his booty shorts," the tweet read.

One said, "Captain America The First Avenger is trending and I just wanted to take a moment to thank marvel for giving us Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes! Love Chris Evans and sebastian stan <3," and another posted, "When I was 20, exactly 9 years ago I use to work at this huge electronic store. Every day I would see a giant poster of @ChrisEvans for the first avenger and as a comic book nerd it was exciting to see it every day. “I’m going to write a Marvel movie.”

A few fans reminisced all the other characters from the movie. "Since The First Avenger is trending let’s remember when we were first introduced to Peggy Carter the founder of the shield," one tweet read and another said, "The first avenger gave us 40s bucky so I will be forever grateful."

Captain America (Marvel Studios)

Calling it the most underrated MCU movie, one fan posted, "Since we're apparently celebrating this Movie today can I just say Captain America The First Avenger is probably the most underrated MCU Movie." And another ranked all three of them: "Just so we’re clear. Captain America: First Avenger is THE BEST origin film. Captain America: Winter Soldier is the greatest comic book movie ever Captain America: Civil War gave us the Airport fight All three are ACES." 

However, not all fans were all praise for the movie. "The First Avenger is the only MCU movie I literally cannot sit through. IDK why but it's just sooo boring to me," one said and another said, "Wait, so, there are people who think Captain America: The First Avenger is a better origin film than Iron Man???" One said, "I fell asleep at least two times watching First Avenger." But another fan countered, "The First Avenger is one of my fav MCU movies people who say it’s boring are DUMB AND HAVE NO TASTE."

One fan went on to say, "Okay, I'll play. The First Avenger is a good stand-alone film & probably one of my favorites in the MCU for that reason. It is *not* the Best Captain American film, that would be The Winter Soldier. Civil War is the better film but I consider it an Avengers movie not a Cap movie."

When it comes to Cap, one of the most talked-about things is his shield. Serving as both, a defensive tool and a weapon, do you know that it comes in four types: metal, fiberglass, rubber and computer graphics (CG)? If you still haven't watched the movie, catch it once it airs on TV this quarantine.