Captain America: The First Avenger-Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel, DVD

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Captain Craig, Jul 18, 2011.

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How do you rate Captain America: The First Avenger?

Poll closed Feb 28, 2012.
  1. A+

    34 vote(s)
    19.2%
  2. A

    51 vote(s)
    28.8%
  3. A-

    34 vote(s)
    19.2%
  4. B+

    27 vote(s)
    15.3%
  5. B

    15 vote(s)
    8.5%
  6. B-

    5 vote(s)
    2.8%
  7. C+

    5 vote(s)
    2.8%
  8. C

    4 vote(s)
    2.3%
  9. C-

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  10. D+

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. D

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. D-

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. F

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  1. Saxman1

    Saxman1 Commodore Commodore

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    Re: Captain America: The First Avenger-Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel,

    I saw the movie today. I gave it a C. I'm not big on the Marvel Universe films outside of Ironman 1 and 2, which I thought were amazing, but a lot of that I chalk up to Robert Downey, Jr. However, it was nice to see Samuel L. Jackson at the end as Nick Fury: he's awesome!
     
  2. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Captain America: The First Avenger-Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel,

    A friend of mine went to see the movie on Wednesday and, knowing where his and my tastes are similar, I suggested that he'd be happier with the movie if he just left after the kids playing Captain America in the streets.

    To my surprise, he told me the next day that he'd done just that. So I told him what he'd missed, and he agreed that it had been a good call, for him.

    He's too young to have read Captain America in his original appearances, but was just past the age when most kids stopped reading comics - in those days - when Marvel started to build their little empire. So he's got no investment in Avengers, Justice League, Nick Fury - or Green Lantern, Flash, etc. He just likes movies a great deal.
     
  3. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Re: Captain America: The First Avenger-Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel,

    Not sure how complete or up to date this info is, but from what I can tell Philiips mostly appears in the Origin story. Chester Phillips.
     
  4. stj

    stj Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Re: Captain America: The First Avenger-Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel,

    By far the freshest part of the movie was the dance number. I don't think I want any WWI sequels.
     
  5. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Captain America: The First Avenger-Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel,

    A WWI sequel, now there's an intriguing idea! Maybe they can start working their way backwards via time travel.
     
  6. stj

    stj Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    ^^^Good idea! Congratulations!:techman:
     
  7. Skywalker

    Skywalker Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Captain America: The First Avenger-Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel,

    Captain America meets Quantum Leap? It could work. :shifty:
     
  8. TemporalFlux

    TemporalFlux Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Re: Captain America: The First Avenger-Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel,

    By the fourth movie, we may have "Captain Colonies" running around. For the fifth movie, maybe "Kick'em White Man".
     
  9. DWF

    DWF Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Captain America: The First Avenger-Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel,

    If they did a WWI prequel maybe they'd introdruce Union Jack and his team Freedom's Five.
     
  10. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Re: Captain America: The First Avenger-Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel,

    Too late

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    Much too late

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  11. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Captain America: The First Avenger-Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel,

    They could do the 1950s Captain America and have him smashing Communists.

    Those stories were later retconned, after Marvel revived Cap, as having been about a replacement Captain America rather than Rogers.
     
  12. Anwar

    Anwar Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Captain America: The First Avenger-Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel,

    Fits, we've already seen in "Incredible Hulk" what later attempts at the Super-Soldier process did to people.
     
  13. Noname Given

    Noname Given Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Captain America: The First Avenger-Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel,

    And the 'Villain' is called The Red Man I'll bet. ;)
     
  14. Anwar

    Anwar Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Captain America: The First Avenger-Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel,

    1776? He'd be "The Red Coat" and be British.

    Or maybe "The Redder Coat"? "The Reddest Coat"?

    They did do the "American Civil War" Captain America thing with him being a Union Soldier imbued with spiritual powers by Native Americans, the "Essence of the Land" or something. His archenemy was a crazed Union Commander also affected by the mystical power who became "The White Skull" and founder of the KKK.
     
  15. Ruaidhri

    Ruaidhri Commodore Commodore

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    Re: Captain America: The First Avenger-Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel,

    The Red Skull is....the Hessianazi! :guffaw:
     
  16. Frodo Lives

    Frodo Lives Captain Captain

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    Re: Captain America: The First Avenger-Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel,

    Pope Benedict Arnold?

    :ouch:
     
  17. Scout101

    Scout101 Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Captain America: The First Avenger-Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel,

    It worked by itself, he just went too far trying to match the Hulk...
     
  18. Anwar

    Anwar Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Captain America: The First Avenger-Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel,

    He was already kind of becoming unstable even before he got the gamma radiation treatment that turned him into the Abomination. This actually fits with imperfect Super Soldier experiments: They always forget to give the subject the vita-ray treatment after the serum.
     
  19. CorporalCaptain

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    Re: Captain America: The First Avenger-Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel,

    I think one can also argue that Blonsky was not a suitable candidate, because he was too ambitious. I don't think Dr. Erskine would have ever selected someone like Blonsky for the super-soldier project. Certainly, he would have preferred not to.
     
  20. Frontier

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    Re: Captain America: The First Avenger-Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel,

    I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this film. I really didn't expect to as much as I did. I think the WW2 setting really helped though. It had the right quantities of the right stuff, and didn't lather on the patriotism with a shovel or in an overt (web-slinging landing on a flag pole) way.

    I wonder if a modern-set Captain America 2 will do as well, post-Avengers.