[8.5/10] Another really well done and effective short from the folks at Marvel Studios. I have to admit, I was expecting them to skimp on these, but they're really quality little stories, and this one in particular included plenty of action, a cool mini-arc, and some great performances. (I wish we could get Bradley Whitford in the MCU full time.) It works as a dry run for the very good Agent Carter series, even if the timeline doesn't really fit. And it's full of style and charm and more badassery from the inimitable Hayley Atwell. It's a cryin' shame we're unlikely to get a full-blown Peggy Carter movie. And the little tag with Howard Stark and Dum Dum Dugan was a nice little bit of comedy as well.. Really great.
Looks pretty good, when does batman show up?
Agent Carter - 9/10
Agent Carter is a fantastic glimpse into the life of a postwar veteran, but through the eyes of a woman. She is deemed unfit to do the same work that the men are doing, and when she completes an entire mission meant for 3-5 people on her own she is shoved off and almost nearly punished for it. But here's the tantalizing bit. As cool as all of her butt-kicking was, it's when Tony Stark's father Howard calls to promote her to headline S.H.I.E.L.D. with him - that's where the intrigue really sets in.
Could this be something of a backdoor pilot for a spin-off Peggy Carter show, about the origins of the organization behind the wheel today? Personally it seems like a better excuse for a show to me than say... oh Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. does. But it might get too confusing for the general audience to have TWO shows about the same organization airing in tandem, both spin-offs of the same major film franchise, but taking place in two completely separate times. I don't see it happening, even with "Dum Dum" Doogan their also. But for what it's worth Agent Carter is definitely the best Marvel One-Off to date.
Edit: This review was moved from somewhere else. Thanks for the heads up @ODeLally
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Most definitely the best short film from Marvel's One-Shot series. Not saying the others weren't good, but running 15 minutes with this one, the viewer can have a better sense of everything.
ATTENTION: MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER TV SERIS SPOILERS AHEAD!!!One thing I should share: in my opinion, there's no continuity error here. One can assume that this one comes before the Agent Carter TV series, for here Peggy indicates she hadn't been assigned for a field mission so far and other differences (the staff accompanying her, for example, doesn't have Sousa or Thompson - who became the chief of SSR where Peggy worked). But the point is: this probably wasn't SSR anymore, but the embryo of S.H.I.E.L.D., as you can see in the ending that this section's chief wasn't surprised with Howard Stark's mention of it, and even for the relationship he appears to have with Peggy.
So, that's totally unmistakably a score for those who indicate this short film to be watched after the conclusion of the first I season of the TV series.
A pretty cool and well made short which now can be considered as a Prologue for the upcoming 'Agent Carter' TV show. This one is easily my favourite among the five Marvel One-Shots. Can't wait for the show.
Agent Carter is a enjoyable short film with cool action scenes and good performances.I haven't seen Captain America: The First Avenger film yet but I can see that there is a connection between the two.