December 6, 2023
The Best Moment | Captain America: The First Avenger

Annlyel continues her series focussing on the best moment from every instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

While Captain America: The First Avenger isn’t part of the greater half of Marvel movies it is a lovely origin story for the patriotic hero, Captain America. And any movie that can make me shed a tear has my searing approval.

Team Cap (Captain America The First Avenger)

I’ve seen The First Avenger three times now and each time it gets better than the last. There are a few truly wonderful scenes that come to mind when I think of this movie but there is one that stands tall above the others in awesomeness. And that scene is clearly the final scene in the film. Captain America sacrificed himself to save the world from HYDRA’s horrific plans. He went down in the ice and was believed to be dead until he was discovered by complete accident. Nearly 70 years after his “demise” he wakes up to a strange reality. He’s in a room designed to look like the 1940s’ but he knows something is wrong.

The Best Moment | Captain America: The First Avenger

He goes running, trying to discover where he was and what was going on and runs smack dab into Times Square. Chills. Oh, so many chills this moment gives me every time I see it. Here is this man from the 1940s’ who lived in a time when a computer wouldn’t be conceived for decades and now he finds himself time-travelled to another dimension it almost seems. All he can do is look around in horror at this world that he doesn’t know.

Then, to top it all off! Nick Fury arrives. How much cooler can the scene get?!

Stev Rogers in Times Square with Nick Fury (Captain America The First Avenger)

But it’s also heartbreaking as Steve, with a devastated look on his face, says, “I just…I had a date.” That “date” of course referring to his dance with Peggy Carter he was supposed to have but never got. 😢

It really is the perfect way to end the film and easily one of my favorite movie endings in the MCU.

Next stop, The Avengers. Woo, exciting.


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