SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND DESIGN
THE DESIGN SCHOOL
FOUNDATION IN NATURAL BUILD ENVIRONMENT
NAME: HERBERT LIEW FUNG ZHEAN
STUDENT ID NO: 0316133
FILMS SELECTED: THE CAPTAIN AMERICA 2; IRONMAN 3
WORD COUNT: 688
ENGLISH 2 (ENGL 0205)
WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1: COMPARE – CONTRAST ESSAY
LECTURER: CASSANDRA WIJESURIA
SUBMISSION DATE: 18th
The superhero films “Captain America” and “Ironman” was both
published by Company Marvel Comics. These two films have differences
as they are different superhero in it. Captain America and Ironman have
their own method to keep the safety of the citizen. The characteristic of the
superhero I’m going to talk about is the strength of the heros, design of
heros outfit, weapon that they use and villain that they face.
All superhero got they own strong point. For Captain America, he is
the top out of human physical capabilities and conditioning without being
considered godlike. He is fastest, strongest, most durable, most healthy
and the most physically able human being. He doesn’t have missle, energy
blast, teleportation and etc those kind of power. Tony the main character
of the films created The Mark 42. The Mark 42 has intelligent technology,
it connect with Tony nervous system so that he will able to control it. The
suit has incredible damage resistance due to the advanced Titanium alloy
and its perforated fiberglass-ceramic frame. The armour incorporates an
adaptive pressure modification system which regulates internal strength,
giving it underwater and sub-orbit capability.
Design of the superhero outfit is important as it show the momentum
of the heros. Captain America outfit are blue in color with white and red
strip in the middle part. There also a white star in the chest and an A letter
on his mask. Overall look for Captain America show that he is muscular
and strong physically without relying a lot of technology. Mark 42 has a
unique and special design, it does not feature the usual Red and Gold
platings, but instead has darker hue for the red platings and a lighter color
for the golden platings. Its appearance and design is reversed from the
original design of the former armours. Whereas the areas with Red
platings from it's former armours are now covered with the gold ones and
the same style goes with the Red plates of the armour. Light Gold is the
dominant color of this armour. It has a circular-shaped Unibeam with a
white glow, and has a thinner appearance than a regular Iron Man Armour.
Through the films I can know what kind of weapon that the heroes
use. The weapon that Captain America uses is the Captain America's
shield. It is a fictional item, the primary defensive and offensive piece of
equipment. He is seldom seen without it. The circular shield is a concavo-
convex metal disc approximately 2.5 feet (0.76 m) in diameter, it is
virtually indestructible and has remained his most constant shield over the
decades. (Unknown, 2014) The Mark 42 has compact missile system and it
also has more conventional rocket systems. The suit feature some of the
most advanced repulsion systems of all of his previous designs, utilizing a
plasmic-based photon projector system, which captures plasma and
electrons in a electromagnetic field, firing it in a beam-like shape with
high penetrating capability and immense strength.
You will never know how strong the superhero if you doesn’t have
super villain. In the film “Captain America 2”, the Winter Soldier is the
super villain, he’s original name is Bucky. He once is Captain America
partner during The World War 2. During that time, he was announced
dead during mission, but was later reprogrammed as a Soviet Assassin,
helping the NAZI group to own the world. (Soldier, S., 2014) The villain
of “Iron Man 3” is The Mandarin, its original name is Aldrich Killian. He
got own an organization A.I.M. In A.I.M he got a team that research and
develops Extremis Virus due to he is scientific genius. He also got the
knowledge of martial arts so that he can protect himself. (Marvel
Cinematic Universe. 2014) His aim is to kill Tony Stark in this film.
In conclusion, the superhero I choose is the ironman because the
technology of the suit Mark 42 is so advanced. I found it is much cooler
than Captain America because with Mark 42 I can fly anywhere I want.
Throughout all the differences of the hero characteristic of these heroes,
they got the same aim, the aim to protect and keep the safety of the world.
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