While filling out the Disney Princess Book Tag for my other blog recently, I thought to myself, "You know what would be even more fun than this? A tag that compared stories to the Avengers."
And the more I thought about that, the more fun it sounded, so... I created one! With a little help from my best friend on some of the categories. Like that princess tag, this isn't a tag devoted to superheroes, but rather one that uses attributes of the various characters to create categories that you then fill in with other movies. Make sense?
Also, I got kind of carried away with adding characters, and so now there are like twenty categories. What can I say? I'm enthusiastic. (Probably because I'm still riding the wave of giddy joy that is Thor: Ragnarok.)
Captain America: Name a movie with a "fish out of water" theme. I love those! Ball of Fire (1941) is a wonderful one.
Thor: Name a movie about learning to use power for the good of others. I think King Arthur (2017) fits that theme nicely.
Iron Man: Name a movie about an inventor. I get such a big kick out of The Absent-Minded Professor (1961).
Incredible Hulk: Name a movie with a main character who has two sides to them. How about Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), where nerdy Dr. Jones is also a devil-may-care adventurer?
Hawkeye: Name a movie that involves archery. Doesn't get much better than The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) when it comes to archery in a movie!
Black Widow: Name a movie about spies. The Man from UNCLE (2015) is always going to be my choice for this one.
Black Panther: Name a movie about royalty. I really like Roman Holiday (1953) and its look at the pressures and responsibilities of being royal.
Vision: Name a movie involving androids or robots. How about I, Robot (2004)?
Spider-man: Name a movie about teens. Not a huge fan of teen movies, but I will always love Ten Things I Hate About You (1999).
Ant Man: Name a movie about thieves. Doesn't get much better than the original Ocean's 11 (1960).
Scarlet Witch: Name a movie with powerful female character. Giant (1956) has two powerful women in it: Luz (Mercedes McCambridge) and Leslie (Elizabeth Taylor).
Dr. Strange: Name a movie where a character learns to be a better person. I'll go with Gentleman's Agreement (1947).
Falcon: Name a movie with a great sidekick. Raise your hand if you adore the sidekicks in A Knight's Tale (2001)! Mark Addy and Alan Tudyk just kill in their roles.
Loki: Name a movie with an antagonist/villain who steals the show. You already know I'm going to answer 3:10 to Yuma (1957) for this. I watch it primarily for Glenn Ford's Ben Wade, who is the antagonist and so fantastic I can hardly stand it.
Agent Coulson: Name a movie where an ordinary character faces an extraordinary situation. I love how Sarah (Mary Louise Parker) in RED (2010) handles having the nice guy she's crushing on turn out to be a retired (extremely dangerous) spy.
Peter Quill: Name a movie with a character who is more than they appear to be. I'll go with Cars (2006). At first you think Doc Hudson (voiced by Paul Newman) is just a cranky old coot, but he's so much more.
Gamora: Name a movie with a character who changes allegiances. John Reid (Armie Hammer) does that memorably in The Lone Ranger (2013), going from a law-spouting lawyer to a law-flouting vigilante.
Drax: Name a movie with a physically powerful character. How's about Hercules (2014)? I mean, I could basically go with any movie Dwayne Johnson is in, but that seems like the most logical choice. And it's probably my fave of his movies.
Groot: Name a movie with a character who doesn't talk much. In The Magnificent Seven (1960), Britt (James Coburn) only has 7 or 8 lines. It's pretty fascinating to see how much he conveys with body language and facial expressions only.
Rocket: Name a movie with a talking animal. It's a Dog's Life (1955) is all about a dog named Wildfire, voiced by Vic Morrow, and his travails as he goes from living on the streets to fighting other dogs to finally finding a home.
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