Captain America!

If this scene isn’t in the movie, then I don’t want to hear about it.

[Cap’s first appearance. We weren’t even in the war yet!]
  • roger h

    Nice of the Nazis to produce plans in English.

    IIRC, Captain America is not bullet proof so, the guy with the Thompson has pretty much got the advantage.

    WAIT A MINUTE, a Thompson??!!

    Is this a training exercise? Could explain the English.

    On the TV do we have an Amish terrorist?

  • Thad

    I like the etch-a-sketch in the back

  • Ericb

    I’m glad the new movie turned Bucky into an adult G.I.

  • Damn Bucky looks creepy! Thin black masks just scream S&M to me.

  • at least the ratzis are wearing regulation chartreuse uniforms. It’s also noteworthy that they appear to have TV technology.

  • sandra

    Apparently Captain America doesn’t even SEE a Nazi in the film, let alone punch one out. If that’s what you want, check out ZONE TROOPERS, which boasts the immortal line “I just decked Hitler !”

  • Nice of the Nazis to fire at Cap’s shield. Personally, I would have gone for his legs. Or his head…

  • The Rev.

    sandra: That was part of the reason the review I read didn’t love it. He fights the Red Skull and HYDRA, who split off from the Nazis, but I don’t know if that counts.

  • He never punches actual Hitler, but part of his USO show involves him punching out fake Hitler.

  • Foywonder

    Not only does he punch out a (fake) Hitler, that very comic book cover appears in the movie. Oddly enough, the movie feels less like a genuine Captain America movie and more like a World War 2 era G.I. Joe movie. I enjoyed the film but it felt like something was missing. I think that might have something to do with the movie having too much ground to cover (Cap’s origin, Red Skull’s origin, the actual plot, too many lesser characters that detract, having to tie it into the Avengers movie) and that it seemed to suffer from a genuine sense that anything was ever truly at stake. Personally, as far as WW2 superhero movies directed by Joe Johnston, I liked the Rocketeer much more.

  • Greenhornet

    A little triva:

    The Germans DID have a bunch of Tommyguns, enough to give them an official designation (MP 928, I think). A few hundred had been sent to France at the start of the war and fell into German hands in ’41. They were home-front issue.

  • joliet jake blues

    Doesn’t Bucky look a little…fey…in all that eyeliner?

  • Kirk

    That’s a PPSH, not a Thompson. 71 rounds of 7.62x25mm goodness.

  • joliet jake blues

    Still, PPsH was russki wasn’t it?

  • Kirk

    The PPsH was indeed a Russian weapon, but the Germans captured a fair amount of them and pressed them into service. 7.62 Tokarev and 7.62 Mauser are almost identical dimensionally. You can fire 7.62 Mauser in a gun chambered in 7.62 Tokarev, but not vice versa.

  • Reed

    Went to see Captain America last night, and I loved it. It provided everything that I could ask for in a Captain America movie, with two exceptions that I’ll get to later. I think that they blended the golden, silver, and modern age stories very well. No spoilers, but there is a cameo at the World’s Fair that made me smile.

    This is one time that I don’t object to spending so much time on his origin, as they use it to establish the character of Steve Rogers as much as they do how Captain America got his abilities. I can not express how much I love that Cap is still presented as being a nice guy who fights for what he believes in, and not a masked psycho who happens to be preying on bad guys instead of the general public.

    Honestly, I would rather see sequels with his adventures in World War II then movies set in modern times. I fully expect that any sequel will be taken from the Winter Soldier story-line.

    My main complaint: no training montage. Yes, he is a total physical bad ass, but would it have killed them to have someone showing him a few boxing and judo moves? As presented his only fight training is that he has been beaten up a lot because he refuses to run from bullies. A much lesser complaint is that I really miss having Nick Fury lead the Howling Commandos. I understand that as we get further and further away from WWII it would be harder to pull that off, but still…

    Say, did they ever call the Howling Commandos the Howling Commandoes in the movie? I don’t think that they did. I don’t remember them using the term “super soldier serum” either.