In 1946, Peggy Carter is relegated to secretarial duties in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR). When Howard Stark is accused of treason, he secretly recruits Peggy to clear his name with the help of his butler, Edwin Jarvis.
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A year after Captain America was lost in action, the war is over. However, Agent Peggy Carter is relegated to a desk job and frustrated at her male boss and comrades' sexist dismissal of her place in the SSR. Ordered to work late one night, Carter gets an alert that the villain, Zodiac, has been spotted. Deciding to take care of it herself, Carter is ready to show the enemies of peace why meeting this Agent 13 is bad luck for them. Written by
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In the Marvel Comics Universe, Zodiac is the name of a supervillain team modeled after the figures of the zodiac that first fought the Avengers. In particular, one such member, Scorpio, was a major enemy of SHIELD in its first solo comics series in the 1960s by Jim Steranko. On the vial that Carter confiscates on her field mission is a symbol resembling the Zodiac Key, an advanced energy weapon that Scorpio and other members of Zodiac wield. See more »
Howard Stark invites Peggy Carter to "run SHIELD with him." But the organization was called under its full name back then, not SHIELD. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the acronym SHIELD was not used (chronologically) until the first Iron Man movie (Phil Coulson coins SHIELD as an abbreviation at the end of that film; the acronym did not exist at the beginning of the movie). See more »
You took a mission last night.
I completed a mission last night.
Without even attempting to report in or get the proper authorization?
The mission was time-sensitive.
There are protocols in place. No one is above protocol. Not even Captain America's old flame.
How dare you.
Please. Let's stop pretending, shall we? Everyone knows why you're here.
Please, enlighten me.
You were grieving, so they kept you on, so that you would feel useful. I call it "pity."
If they wanted to make me feel useful, ...
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There is an after the credits scene with Dum Dum Dugan and Howard Stark See more »
Last year I was really pleased with Item 47. It was funny, smart, had a nice dialog and likable characters. I hoped Agent Carter would be at least that good.
Well, it was actually much, MUCH better. While Item 47 was generally enjoyable, Agent Carter is really touching. It brings some serious questions without loosing its lighter tone.
Hayley Atwell is phenomenal as Peggy Carter. Atwell just has it all - the emotional depth, the attractive looks, the cool moves - the whole package. She's playing the character with so much love, it's an absolute pleasure to watch her. Peggy is forced to live in a world of injustice and double standards. Her struggle to keep it together is wonderfully done here.
This short film feels like a mini-episode of Alias and that's one of the biggest compliments I could ever say about anything.
My only complain about it is that it's not a full-length feature film. Marvel fans deserve a female-lead full-length feature film. Peggy deserves her own full-length feature film. Atwell deserves full-length feature film. Please, Marvel, make it happen soon.
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