This one is gonna be shorter, just because the one-shot is pretty short, but I’m still glad I finally watched it! Anything I can do to get some more Peggy Carter in my life, I will. Also I’m in love with Hayley Atwell.
About the One-Shot:
Agent Carter One-Shot, released on the Iron Man 3 DVD on September 24th, 2013. Directed by Louis D’Esposito. Notable cast includes Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, and Bradley Whitford.
One year after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger, Agent Peggy Carter is now a member of the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR). She faces sexism from her boss, Agent John Flynn, who treats her condescendingly and keeps her compiling data and code breaking while assigning field cases to the male agents. The SSR’s main concern is the mysterious Zodiac, which they have been unable to recover for some time.
One night alone in the office while the men are out together, Carter answers the case line to hear of the location of the Zodiac. Though three to five agents are recommended, Carter decides to go to the location herself. (From the Agent Carter Wiki)
Because the runtime on this is 15 minutes, there wasn’t a lot of plot but it was very on par with the Agent Carter TV show. Peggy is given busywork while the men in the office get all the missions, she goes off on her own to investigate, kicks ass, and goes back to the office like nothing happened where the man in charge inevitably has to apologize to her, and that apology in this one-shot was g l o r i o u s, given the circumstances.
Peggy. My gal. Light of my life. The really only important character in this one-shot. Everyone else’s roles were minor speaking parts. It was nice to see Howard again, though.
My favorite scene was when Peggy is walking up the driveway to those thugs and she singlehandedly takes care of them, then surprise attacks the third. I also loved the ending, with the aforementioned apology.
Least Favorite Moments?
One word for you: misogyny.
I’ve always been a fan of the 40’s acting with all the costumes and accents and mannerisms. This one-shot was no different. Despite the fact that this was shorter than an episode of Agent Carter, Marvel & Co. still gave it their all.
Score & Soundtrack:
The first credits soundtrack was AMAZING. So catchy, fun, and reminiscent of the era. Almost sounded kinda like a James Bond score.
Given the trouble I went through to watch this in the first place, probably not.
Peggy Carter is an ICON and as a whole, deserved better in life.
Captain Marvel, baby!