Re: The Official: Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter Thread.
I don't see a problem with the shield shooting scene. I especially don't have a problem with an empowered woman in a comic book film, we need more of those not less.
However I can kind of see what you mean in the sense that the action heroes of today have moved past the so called Reagan action heroes (white, hypermasculine men who despiced romance, weakness and planning like Rambo, Rockey etc). I think the modern action hero/heroine has to be tough and strong but also compassionate and have a great story. For example: imagine removing the Doctor Erskine scene because "Captain America is not meant to be sad"!