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CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER 2011 › DIR. JOE JOHNSTON

I… have an unpopular opinion.

This was a kinda shitty thing to do and not funny at all. She gets mad because a guy, who doesn’t even know she likes him, kisses another girl (actually she kissed him and he floundered)? And her response? Is to shoot at him??

I’m sorry, why tf is a woman trying to harm a man when she’s jealous considered powerful and sexy? That is petty and abusive.

Men shouldn’t be permitted violence when they’re angry, women shouldn’t be permitted violence when they’re jealous. Period.

Sorry, this is a broader issue I have with men’s depiction of “powerful” women in media, but this scene encapsulates it.

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I can’t stand this scene because it violates the cardinal rule of gun safety: Don’t point a gun at someone unless you’re willing to shoot them, and don’t shoot someone unless you’re willing to kill them. Peggy as a military woman should know that. Almost ten years later and I’m still not down with this scene.

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As much as I love Peggy Carter…I don’t love her in this scene. What she does is awful. In a jealous snit, she picks up a loaded weapon and shoots at point blank range at Steve in an enclosed lab with Steve, Howard and lab techs close by. She knew the shield was going to work? No ricochets?? Howard has many prototypes…she knew how well they all worked??? There’s no way. It’s a completely irresponsible overreaction to seeing Steve being kissed by Pvt. Lorraine. Mind you, they were not dating or had any expectations yet. My assumption is it’s supposed to show how tough and no nonsense and takes no shit Peggy is. When actually it shows a great deal of immaturity, insecurity and recklessness and not in a good way.

If you think it’s okay for Peggy to shoot at Steve over an imagined slight, turn it around and have it be Steve shooting at Peggy while she’s holding a shield because Steve assumes she and Howard are “fondue” pals….it wouldn’t be ok at all and we’d want Peggy to run far, far away.

It’s a detriment to her character to be written like this….at least to me.

All of the above.

I am so glad I’m not the only one who hates this scene. This to me reads as Hollywood’s inability to write strong women.

This scene is dumb and I’ve hated it for 9 years

I 100% agree with all of the above. Her physical abuses may as well have set feminism back about 50yrs (hers or ours)

Also, the stylistic approach to the era is great, except for me... I spent the whole time cringing at the non-period-accurate things (tho thats just me and my weird historical knowledge, it was increasingly distracting)

But worse, I hate that no one bothered to go back for Bucky's body, and the fact that Rogers has a rank that was not earned, it was his enternainment name... its basically his stripper name if you will... he had one bootcamp session and some drugs and was sent off to recite lines whike Bucky was in the trenches. Could you imagine a stripper nurse administering meds and/or emergency care after one cpr class just bc she was told her stripper name was "Nurse" no. No you cannot.

Also that one time Rogers outs his sniper (Bucky) mid battle by fucking saluting to him. He may as well point at the sniper nest and scream really loudly, in German "my best shooter is over there, hope you dont mind him shooting at your guys. Hes got a great ass/thighs combo too!"

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