Captain America vs. The Human Torch - Which Chris Evans Performance Do You Prefer?

Discussion in 'Captain America: The First Avenger' started by Call Me Darkman, Jul 25, 2011.

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Captain America or The Human Torch

  1. Captain America

  2. The Human Torch

  3. Tie

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  1. Call Me Darkman

    Call Me Darkman He's a Freak!

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    Chris Evans has played two Marvel heroes. Which do you prefer?
     
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  2. Liam_H

    Liam_H Well-Known Member

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    Captain America/Steve Rogers easily for me. His portrayal of an earnest man who just wants to fight for country worked so well. He was great as the Human Torch...best thing about those movies...but this was so much better.

    It appears this will probably skew towards the Cap side since we're in his board but what can you do.....
     
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  3. Spider-Fan

    Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014 Champion

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    His Cap was miles better, though he made a good Torch, too. Cap is just a deeper character.
     
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  4. stickboltman

    stickboltman ... Bang.

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    I thought he did a great job in both roles. Having said that I definitely prefer Cap and it helps that it's the far better movie. One more thing, both roles are far different. I remember people worrying Cap would be too similar to the Torch's mannerisms and portrayal. Evans is a pretty good actor.
     
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  5. Marvin

    Marvin Well-Known Member

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    this should be good.
     
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  6. Mace Dolex

    Mace Dolex Powerful User

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    Simply put he played the roles as they were meant to be for example he was the right age for Human Torch because HT is cocky and a prankster, but now that Chris Evans has matured he easily can play the boy scout Captain America.
     
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  7. Tony Stark

    Tony Stark Armored Avenger!

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    Chris was one of the few bright spots of Fantastic Four, and I thought he did justice to Jonny Storm. However there's really no comparison, Cap is a better movie, he has more to work with, he's able to bring more to the table in this roll, and much more likeable in this roll.
     
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  8. PSYLENTGuardian

    PSYLENTGuardian El Pollos Hermano

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    Human Torch gets no love :whatever: I voted for Cap.
     
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  9. Upset Spideyfan

    Upset Spideyfan Look on the bright side

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    He was good as the Human Torch but he put his all into Cap so Cap it is.
     
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  10. EliteF50

    EliteF50 Well-Known Member

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    He was fantastic as both, but better as the Human Torch, imo.
     
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  11. herolee10

    herolee10 No More Miracles

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    The fact that Chris Evans has the skills to effectively portray two characters from the MARVEL Universe that are like Polar Contrasts to each other really says a lot about his acting skills.

    I mean, I would have never thought back in the day, that Chris Evans could play Steve so well due to how well he played Johnny Storm. Now, I can't imagine anyone playing Steve rogers other than him.
     
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  12. Shadowlord X

    Shadowlord X Well-Known Member

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    Very well said herolee10!!!

    I was thinking exactly the same thing.
     
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  13. The Caped Knight

    The Caped Knight Shield Avenger

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    Captain America/Steve Rogers, Evans showed he had range and depth to give solid performance that wasn't based in comedy alone . Evans was funny and entertaining as Johnny Storm in The Fantastic Four. But he was 10 times better as The Star Spangled Man
     
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  14. Timstuff

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    Captain America. Evans really sold me on this character who is a superhero in the truest sense-- he's a true role model, and those characters are difficult to sell to the audience without coming across as dull or boring, but Evans owned it. IMO that's a lot harder than playing the lovable *****e like he did in Fantastic 4.
     
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  15. Marvin

    Marvin Well-Known Member

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    Thinking about it now
    He was well suited for the MarvelStudio's version of Cap

    but he pretty much nailed the Real Human Torch.

    Given both films were actually perfect, I'd rather see him as torch.
     
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  16. Spider-ManHero12

    Spider-ManHero12 Web-Slinger

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    Captain America BY FAR.
     
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  17. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Shield of the True North

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    He was very good in both, but Captain America gave him more to work with and was a much better film.
     
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  18. Raiden

    Raiden Wakanda Forever

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    Steve Rogers, without a doubt. Maybe it is because Chris Evans played one too many of those cocky, arrogant characters, but his Johnny Storm seemed like a rethread of other roles he has done. But Evans' Rogers really convinced us that he's an old-fashioned, courageous man who doesn't back down and has that "aw shucks" personality, and they are quite different than the Chris Evans that we thought we know. Therefore, I'm way more impressed with his performance as Steve Rogers.
     
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  19. Suzanne78

    Suzanne78 Abs Without Fear

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    He was Steve Rogers, just as he totally embodied Johnny Storm in the FF films. I mean, I see Johnny in the comics, and I see Chris. Now, though, when I read Captain America comics, I'll see Chris as Steve.

    That said, I voted for Captain America, as it was the better overall movie.
     
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  20. RedSkull

    RedSkull Lord of the Movie Masters

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    He's fantastic as cap...it requires more heart and more acting too. Evans is no Captain America in real life, even though he seems like a down to earth guy. He disappeared into the role for me
     
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  21. I SEE SPIDEY

    I SEE SPIDEY Well-Known Member

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    I loved him in both roles. I'll pick Cap because it's actually a good film while FF was entertaining but bad.
     
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  22. Iron_Stark

    Iron_Stark Kick names, take ass

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    There was nothing entertaining about the Fantastic Four movies. That talentless hack director wouldn't know how to spell 'entertaining'.

    That said, Captain America by far. Evans shot this out of the park, he owned the role.
     
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  23. Leenie

    Leenie Well-Known Member

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    Cap! Easily. He was fantastic as The Human Torch, but he had better material to work with as Captain America (because it's a better movie on all levels).
     
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  24. Suzanne78

    Suzanne78 Abs Without Fear

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    Shouldn't the poll also ask Captain America vs. Human Torch vs. Lucas Lee?

    Because I don't know about any of y'all, but Lucas Lee kinda rules my heart ;)
     
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  25. Spidey 2007

    Spidey 2007 Renegade

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    "Is that a trick question??"

    he is Captain america now
     
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