While Johansson’s first Marvel appearance in Iron Man 2 may have relied somewhat upon sex appeal, this was quickly nixed in favor of characterizing her as the most cerebral Avenger. Her most important scenes in The Avengers relied upon her intelligence and skills as a spy, to the extent that she even managed to outwit Loki, the God of Lies. At the end of the movie, she’s the one who closes the portal that let all the aliens into New York. Then in Winter Soldier she’s given second billing to Captain America, a meaty role that showcases a wide-ranging skillset that stretches far beyond just “kicking ass.” At no point during any of these movies does she seduce anyone, by the way.

Sadly, there’s very little sign of this character in the most easily accessible reviews of both The Avengers and Winter Soldier. Judging by the Guardian, WSJ, or New Yorker, Black Widow is more like a blow-up doll with a black belt. By their logic, if she’s wearing a tight outfit, then she must be a sexy ass-kicker, meaning that she must be the token female character, and therefore is little more than eye candy.

With that thought process in mind, it must make perfect sense to relegate Black Widow to a single sniggering comment about her catsuit, because obviously Scarlett Johansson is just there for decoration. And if you’ve read in the New York Times that Black Widow is a token female character, then chances are you’ll have internalized that opinion before you even buy a ticket. The feedback loop of misogynist preconceptions continues on, and in the end, we all lose out.

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, Every review of Black Widow in ‘Captain America’ is wrong (via fyeahmcublackwidow)

(Source: bewaretheides315)

jackslenderman:

emilianadarling:

kidcthulhu:

I felt this needed to exist. 

#you tried tony #you tried

It’s okay Tony, Thor screws this up alot too.

jackslenderman:

emilianadarling:

kidcthulhu:

I felt this needed to exist. 

#you tried tony #you tried

It’s okay Tony, Thor screws this up alot too.

theyoungwolfreborn:

basically spending tonight sitting skyping with cumberbakerstreet and wintercapsicle. it’s pretty braw.

jessicamdawn:

Gotta say the best part of seeing Captain America: The Winter Soldier was the family sitting behind my friend and me.

Bucky’s mask comes off and Steve pauses. He takes a deep breath, pain and shock on his face, and breathes “Bucky?”

The girl behind me goes “Who’s that?” Her mother leans over and says “That’s his brother.”

outrageousallegations:

Did you hear that Captain America and the Falcon joined Daft Punk?

They’re up all night to get Bucky. 

hawkbye sent: imagine bucky becoming good friends with natasha and then the two of them poke fun at steve together (steve tries to get sam to back him up but his only response is "I ain't messin with that")

imaginebucky:

sometimes when this has been going on for a while bucky and natasha chat in russian while looking pointedly at steve after he’s done something oldfashioned and chuckling and steve looks at sam with his best puppydog eyes, but sam is totally unaffected and just stares back unblinkingly and tell him “i have made my thoughts on provoking scary russians KNOWN steve”

(via dwarrowdelves)

tattooedferre:

the winter soldier, more like “punching me in the face and dropping me from an helicarrier would hurt substantially less”

On Loki and Bucky (Two character who ain’t even in the same currency, much less coin)

captainstevebarnes:

The difference between Loki and Bucky are this. Loki thinks himself a Victim while he is in fact the villain. Bucky thinks himself a villain when in fact he is a victim.

http://verysharpteeth.tumblr.com/post/82429141275/people-have-said-a-lot-about-steve-throwing-his

verysharpteeth:

People have said a lot about Steve “throwing his shield away” at the end, implying he is ready to die, sacrifice himself, etc.

I don’t necessarily see it that way. I see it as Steve realizing that he’s as much a double persona as Bucky is at that point. Only he can shed his. It’s his way of…