I, like the rest of you, am excited about the Avengers release this week. I am going to sit in that theater wearing my Hulk hands, trying to eat nachos, with a gigantic smile on my green face. I do have to say that I am extremely nervous about one thing. It is not that someone might outdo my costume, because no one else has production quality jean shorts like me. The thing that worries me is when I see the screen shots of the Cap wearing his battle helmet. It basically looks like something that was possibly made out of clay by the high kid in your high school pottery class. While this would be an amazing creation in post drive to school bong load 1st period, it is pretty disappointing for a multi-million dollar movie production (coincidentally this is the same disappointed feeling the pottery kids dad gets when he realizes his son excels at pottery).
I can’t tell if it is around the eyes that really gets me or that his head looks like the bones of his cranium were fused together as a cone head after he squeezed through his mother’s tiny birth canal. Either way it doesn’t look great.
The Cap was really the most at risk in this movie for looking ridiculous because he has the most insane costume. Iron Man wear a badass metal suit, Thor is from Asgard which means we can’t question his fashion choice, and the Hulk has the ultimate outfit because he basically just stole his look from 80′s Hasselhoff with the jean shorts. The Cap is like the kid who walks into the first day of 5th grade and feels like a total dick head because his mom dressed him in Ed Hardy gear. It’s just a tough look to pull off, anyway you slice it.