By The Sisters Sardonic
We are so excited. This week, Captain America came out on DVD. And while Chris Evans’s muscles and boy-next-door good looks aren’t as magnified on Older Sister’s living room TV as they are on the movie screen, happiness will still abound.
Let’s not be petty though.
There are lots of reasons to love Captain Steve Rogers. Perhaps his greatest quality is his single-minded courage. The fearlessness with which he threw himself on the grenade during training transferred over during the physical transformation process so that while he appeared masculine and invincible on the surface, inside he remained the vulnerable, uncertain waif.
Be honest ladies, tell us you didn’t feel bad for the guy at the beginning of the movie (then later, want to help him feel better)! Seeing him gain confidence in himself and make important contributions to the troops became an introspective journey for Older Sister.
This movie above all the recent superhero movies is more than just a good time, it is a study in personal growth. Captain Steve embodies all that we feel, about ourselves and others, or better, all we wish we could be. The tragic loss Steve experienced in finding himself lost in a world not his own (and without the one person he may love) parallels our own journey through life, looking for that illusive dream of being someone with a purpose and finding someone special with whom we can share that experience. We found ourselves rooting for him, and hurting with him. So this week, get your sorry self out to the store and pick up a copy.
Younger Sister had hers reserved, so you can’t have that one.