Verbal Diorama
Verbal Diorama
Dec 3, 2020
Captain America: The First Avenger
Play • 1 hr 5 min

Talk about Captain America: The First Avenger? I can do this all day.

It's one of the MCUs most underrated gems. It's less bombastic than most in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Its World War II setting grounds the movie in an alternate reality.

Chris Evans brings depth and humility to Steve Rogers, after the super serum that turns him into the star-spangled man with a plan, but mostly before, when he's just regular Steve. The fact the movie dwells on pre-serum Steve for so long is actually one of its major strengths - we get to know the man behind the super soldier. A man of honesty, compassion, humility and an overwhelming desire to fight for freedom. It shapes the Captain America he is to become. And what a Cap!

I would be remiss not to mention one of the MCU's finest leading ladies. Hayley Atwell took her role as Peggy Carter and made it so iconic, she got her own (excellent, may I add) two-season TV series as a companion piece.

While it's drowned out of the MCU by bigger, bolder and brighter future entries, Captain America: The First Avenger is a solid piece of work, headlined by Joe Johnston (of The Rocketeer!) and does a great job bringing serious heart and soul to the MCU as a whole.

I would love to hear your thoughts on Captain America: The First Avenger!


Twitter @verbaldiorama

Instagram @verbaldiorama

Facebook @verbaldiorama

Letterboxd @verbaldiorama

Email verbaldiorama [at] gmail [dot] com



Leave a 5-star rating/review: Apple Podcasts or Podchaser 

Join the Patreon:

Thank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Jardiel, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Jason, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily and brand-spanking new patrons Michael and Matt!

NEW! Buy Merch!

Tees, mugs, hoodies and totes are available!


Twitter peeps































Instagram folk


Facebook chums



Theme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme Song

Music by Chloe Enticott - Compositions by Chloe Facebook

Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!)

Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studios.

See for privacy and opt-out information.

More episodes
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu