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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
    Originally posted by It's False
    I would have loved to see Cap punch Hitler in the face, but that's probably the closest I'll get, so I'll happily take it.


I had the exact same sentiment. I really loved the movie, except for one small complaint. I know it's the nit-pickiest, but as the only person in the world who cares about the rich history of Captain America's shield, it upset me that they didn't get its origin right. It only would have taken another 3 minutes to explain, and I don't like that they took away its uniqueness.
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#22 Posted on
    Originally posted by Tenken347
      Originally posted by It's False
      I would have loved to see Cap punch Hitler in the face, but that's probably the closest I'll get, so I'll happily take it.


    I had the exact same sentiment. I really loved the movie, except for one small complaint. I know it's the nit-pickiest, but as the only person in the world who cares about the rich history of Captain America's shield, it upset me that they didn't get its origin right. It only would have taken another 3 minutes to explain, and I don't like that they took away its uniqueness.


for us non comic book die hards, can you tell us the origin?



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.94
The irony of going to Comic Con was not being able to see Captain America until last night. I thought it was real good. Conan O'Brien style: "Oh, it was gooood!" (zazzle.com) So good, it's a shame Marvel World War II was eschewed already to make way for The Avengers.

My shorter than usual review of Captain America with SPOILERS (backofthehead.com)

I would rank the Marvel Movies thusly: Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and then Iron Man 2/The Incredible Hulk depending on preference.

(edited by John Orquiola on 27.7.11 1554)

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#24 Posted on
    Originally posted by The Goon

    Thoroughly enjoyed it - the story and dialogue were above "super hero" level, and what I found most impressive was the CGI of Chris Evans' head on a puny body initially. It looked so real.


I read that they didn't stick his head on another body, rather they digitally shrunk down Chris Evans body and filled in the blank space behind him.
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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.94
Did everyone catch the android original Human Torch in the airless chamber on display at the Stark World's Fair? I marked out for that. (Big Marvels fan, here.)



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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
    Originally posted by XPacArmy
      Originally posted by Tenken347
        Originally posted by It's False
        I would have loved to see Cap punch Hitler in the face, but that's probably the closest I'll get, so I'll happily take it.


      I had the exact same sentiment. I really loved the movie, except for one small complaint. I know it's the nit-pickiest, but as the only person in the world who cares about the rich history of Captain America's shield, it upset me that they didn't get its origin right. It only would have taken another 3 minutes to explain, and I don't like that they took away its uniqueness.


    for us non comic book die hards, can you tell us the origin?


Sure thing. In the comics, Cap's shield isn't just vibranium, it's a unique alloy of vibranium and steel. During the manufacturing process, the scientist fell asleep and an unknown catalyst got into the mixture. The resulting metal was poured into a tank hatch mold, but when it hardened, they discovered that it was indestructible, so much so that they couldn't scratch it, chip it, or melt it back down. The scientist spent the rest of his life trying to duplicate the process, but the closest he got was adamantium (the stuff that's in Wolverine), which is both heavier and less durable. The main point, though, is that the stuff Cap's shield is made of is completely unique and totally indestructible. Making it out of something Iron Man duplicated last year just kind of bugs me. Like I said, total nit-picking.
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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.06
The final scene from Captain America is now online with a teaser for The Avengers (but not exactly the teaser we saw post-Cap credits) (movies.yahoo.com)





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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.84

It should be noted that the final scene is also cut down, compared to the theatrical version.



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#29 Posted on
    Originally posted by Tenken347

    Sure thing. In the comics, Cap's shield isn't just vibranium, it's a unique alloy of vibranium and steel. During the manufacturing process, the scientist fell asleep and an unknown catalyst got into the mixture. The resulting metal was poured into a tank hatch mold, but when it hardened, they discovered that it was indestructible, so much so that they couldn't scratch it, chip it, or melt it back down. The scientist spent the rest of his life trying to duplicate the process, but the closest he got was adamantium (the stuff that's in Wolverine), which is both heavier and less durable. The main point, though, is that the stuff Cap's shield is made of is completely unique and totally indestructible. Making it out of something Iron Man duplicated last year just kind of bugs me. Like I said, total nit-picking.


I think they covered it pretty well when Howard Stark says that what the shield made of is all the vibranium on the planet no?

I LOVED this movie; everything about it. From how beautifully they showed why Captain America deserves all the respect he has in the Marvel universe, to the corny banter between Cap and Skull and the cheesy montage of Cap destroying Skull's factories. It was all amazing... I could go on and on.

One big thing that me and my friends were kind of let-down about was that Wolverine didn't make a cameo; wasn't he supposed to have fought alongside (or at least met) Cap in WWII?





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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
    Originally posted by CHAPLOW
      Originally posted by Tenken347

      Sure thing. In the comics, Cap's shield isn't just vibranium, it's a unique alloy of vibranium and steel. During the manufacturing process, the scientist fell asleep and an unknown catalyst got into the mixture. The resulting metal was poured into a tank hatch mold, but when it hardened, they discovered that it was indestructible, so much so that they couldn't scratch it, chip it, or melt it back down. The scientist spent the rest of his life trying to duplicate the process, but the closest he got was adamantium (the stuff that's in Wolverine), which is both heavier and less durable. The main point, though, is that the stuff Cap's shield is made of is completely unique and totally indestructible. Making it out of something Iron Man duplicated last year just kind of bugs me. Like I said, total nit-picking.


    I think they covered it pretty well when Howard Stark says that what the shield made of is all the vibranium on the planet no?

    I LOVED this movie; everything about it. From how beautifully they showed why Captain America deserves all the respect he has in the Marvel universe, to the corny banter between Cap and Skull and the cheesy montage of Cap destroying Skull's factories. It was all amazing... I could go on and on.

    One big thing that me and my friends were kind of let-down about was that Wolverine didn't make a cameo; wasn't he supposed to have fought alongside (or at least met) Cap in WWII?




That is a pretty recent retcon and also the X-Men and Spidey films are owned by different studios and are thus, not in the same universe.
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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.06
    Originally posted by Scottyflamingo
    That is a pretty recent retcon and also the X-Men and Spidey films are owned by different studios and are thus, not in the same universe.


I'm a little surprised there's still confusion over this but maybe I can help clarify which Marvel Heroes currently in movies are owned by which studios:

Marvel Studios:
Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Nick Fury and SHIELD. All can cross over each others movies and will in The Avengers. The Punisher is also Marvel Studios; Punisher: War Zone was released by Lionsgate. Most any Marvel character not made yet into a movie will probably be under the auspices of Marvel Studios.

Sony:
Spider-Man, Ghost Rider. They have yet to be established to be in the same "universe". If Sony wanted to do a Spidey-Ghost Rider crossover, that would be awful.

FOX:
X-Men, The Fantastic Four, The Silver Surfer, Daredevil, Elektra. Also not established to be in the same "universe". X-Men: First Class may not necessarily even be in the same universe as X-Men, X2, and X-Men: The Last Stand. These properties would make for one crazy crossover but that's highly unlikely to happen.

Not an exhaustive list, but those are the main Marvel characters that have been in movies so far.

So, no way Wolverine could ever be fighting the same World War II in a movie as Captain America, unless Fox loses the rights to X-Men and Marvel Studios acquires them.

(edited by John Orquiola on 29.7.11 1314)

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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.29
    Originally posted by CHAPLOW

    I think they covered it pretty well when Howard Stark says that what the shield made of is all the vibranium on the planet no?



Stark says "It's made of Vibranium, rarest metal on the planet, 100% vibration absorption. That baby there is made up of all the Vibranium we've got."

I believe the "we" in this case is either the S.S.R., the USA, or the Allied forces. Wakanda does keep a tight lid on the stuff, you know. I did think it funny that Stark claimed it absorbed 100% of vibrations, but immediately thereafter it was shot and rang like a gong.

I loved the USO costume because it is the comics costume, and by god Evans made it work! I think it was the earnestness of the character that made me believe that he would be willing to wear an outfit like that because he initially thought it would be the best way to serve his country.



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#33 Posted on
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
      Originally posted by Scottyflamingo
      That is a pretty recent retcon and also the X-Men and Spidey films are owned by different studios and are thus, not in the same universe.


    I'm a little surprised there's still confusion over this but maybe I can help clarify which Marvel Heroes currently in movies are owned by which studios:

    Marvel Studios:
    Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Nick Fury and SHIELD. All can cross over each others movies and will in The Avengers. The Punisher is also Marvel Studios; Punisher: War Zone was released by Lionsgate. Most any Marvel character not made yet into a movie will probably be under the auspices of Marvel Studios.

    Sony:
    Spider-Man, Ghost Rider. They have yet to be established to be in the same "universe". If Sony wanted to do a Spidey-Ghost Rider crossover, that would be awful.

    FOX:
    X-Men, The Fantastic Four, The Silver Surfer, Daredevil, Elektra. Also not established to be in the same "universe". X-Men: First Class may not necessarily even be in the same universe as X-Men, X2, and X-Men: The Last Stand. These properties would make for one crazy crossover but that's highly unlikely to happen.

    Not an exhaustive list, but those are the main Marvel characters that have been in movies so far.

    So, no way Wolverine could ever be fighting the same World War II in a movie as Captain America, unless Fox loses the rights to X-Men and Marvel Studios acquires them.

    (edited by John Orquiola on 29.7.11 1314)


There is also Blade but I think that Marvel has the rights to him back (or never lost them)



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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.84
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    X-Men: First Class may not necessarily even be in the same universe as X-Men, X2, and X-Men: The Last Stand.

I like to think that the cameos in First Class established that it's the same universe.



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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.30
I really couldn't see any flaws in this film. Could anyone have played the Red Skull better than Hugo Weaving? Chris Evans played the a cocky Human Torch in Fantastic Four to the very modest Captain America and did a really good job transitioning roles.

The Avengers in May 2012 and The Dark Knight Rises in July of 2012; there is no better time to be a comic movie fan.
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#36 Posted on
Just saw it tonight and I loved it. I was expectin got be a little let down, but it delivered and then some. And The Game is right on - 2012 can't get here fast enough.



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#37 Posted on
Well I know it's a recent retcon (Wolvie being with Cap in WWII) but I mean, was there a cutoff date for what can be in these movies? I don't know that that's a good reason. The Ultimate universe is pretty recent and yet we have Sam Jackson Nick Fury in every movie, right?

I guess I assumed since all those movies have a MARVEL imprint and they are all MARVEL characters that Marvel Studios could use them even though they've loaned them to Sony or whoever and but it would be counterproductive for 2 studios to release a Spidey movie (for example). I hadn't considered that when Marvel signed those rights to whoever, they agreed to not make a movie themselves (obvious though it may seem).

That aside, this isnt the early 20th century studio system; Hugh Jackman isn't exclusive to FOX or whatever. They could have just had him make a little cameo just for a second in the movie, not even say he's Wolverine... I woulda flipped my shit.

(edited by CHAPLOW on 1.8.11 0037)


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#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.06
    Originally posted by The Game
    The Avengers in May 2012 and The Dark Knight Rises in July of 2012; there is no better time to be a comic movie fan.


Aren't you forgetting about a little film called THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN? (July 3, 2012)



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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.87
I saw it with my younger (20 year old) cousin last night. I thought it was good, he said he didn't care for it. Thought it seemed like a kid's movie. Talked to a co-worker about it (also in the 18-21 demo), and he said his friend said it was just a boring love story. Can't really understand where they're coming from, and I don't know how a generation gap can be for people only 7 years apart, but there you are.

It was pretty paint by numbers. I knew the War Bonds section of the movie was going to end because of the reintroduction of his friend to the plot. I imagined a scene post-awakening of him going to the dance hall, and seeing that the love interest had spent every Saturday there waiting for him. But I guess that would have been a let-down because she would have been old and he still would have been young.

I was a little confused about what exactly it was that Red Skull found in the beginning.

Had to pee so bad I didn't stay for the Avengers teaser. Haven't seen any Iron Man, Thor, Incredible Hulk movies anyway, so it probably would have been lost on me.



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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.83
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
      Originally posted by The Game
      The Avengers in May 2012 and The Dark Knight Rises in July of 2012; there is no better time to be a comic movie fan.


    Aren't you forgetting about a little film called THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN? (July 3, 2012)


I think we are all trying to forget.



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