Captain America: The Winter Soldier pre-release thread

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by JD, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Christopher

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    Actually a full decade; it says she was a British Air Force nurse from 1934-6, in the Special Air Service from '36-'40, and in the Strategic Scientific Reserve from '40 onward.

    Still, we are dealing with an alternate history here, a version of the Marvel Universe rather than the real universe. It has blatant and intentional discrepancies like the existence of Captain America as a well-known war hero and the role of HYDRA as a major part of the Nazi war machine, so there could easily be other discrepancies as well.


    Well, yes and no. It's "020-7946 03560," which would work as a London number if you dropped the last 0 and wrote it as "(020) 7946 0356" instead. However, the file says Peggy lives in Winchester, whose phone numbers would use the dialling code "(01962)" followed by a 5- or 6-digit number.
     
  2. DEWLine

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    Also, HYDRA's breaking away from Nazi control, effectively turning the European Theatre into a three-way fight for the duration of the war.
     
  3. marillion

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    And considering most all of the street shots were filmed in downtown Albuquerque :lol:.. Loved seeing familiar store fronts and buildings mixed in with the CGI New York...
     
  4. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    Of course the bluetooths were not visible on Cap, BW or anyone else, really. It looked more like they magically talked to each other. And yes, I noticed that it looks like the Avengers only stayed on a single street. Pretty damn obvious.

    I also wonder why Stark didn't take "Legolas" to the top of the tower to deactivate the portal; when BW went there in a much riskier fashion they were no closer to figuring out how to close it anyway.

    Also, this is a separate point, but all the Avengers spent an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out where the tesseract was, when it was obvious that it would be Stark's tower
     
  5. Christopher

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    Which was logically justified by the way the situation was set up, since all the Chitauri were emerging from a single point, so it made sense to make that the focus of the battle.


    You mean Hawkeye? Why would he be any more qualified to do anything about the portal? He's a sniper by training, so Cap assigned him to be their spotter, to do the thing he specialized in. That made perfect sense.


    How was that obvious? Perhaps those of us watching the movie could've deduced that by storytelling logic or by having seen the trailers, but the characters in the movie didn't have those advantages.
     
  6. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    You are being pretty obtuse, honestly.

    So, Stark spends the first part of the film bragging about his renewable unlimited clean energy source, and then in the second act he and Banner spend an inordinate amount of time staring at monitors trying to figure out the best place that would keep the cube thing going, and, surprise, surprise, it's Stark's clean energy contraption.

    Please...


    Yes, as for "Legolas" I meant Hawkeye.. If you weren't so obtuse you'd get the joke/reference/whatever. And yeah, Stark lifted him up some building to get a better vantage point and to pick off aliens... but he's only in one corner of one building rooftop so from there I think his ability to see the whole city would be limted. Why not put him on Stark tower.. not only can he still pick off guys, but he could wait and see if the portal weakens at all or an opportunity presents itself to shut it down. Failing that, when BW widow suggests her stupid stunt, why not just have Cap say "no, that's a stupid plan, Hawkeye is already up there, and we'll let him look at the portal."
     
  7. Alidar Jarok

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    Yeah, it's obvious for plot purposes, but not obvious for real people.
     
  8. Christopher

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    Do you have any idea how high Stark Tower was? It's a modification of the MetLife Building just north of Grand Central Station, with a bunch of new floors added on top of it. The MetLife Building by itself is 59 stories and 808 feet high; the Stark-modified version is about 200 feet taller, rivalling the Chrysler Building in height. Hawkeye may have keen vision, but that's asking a little much. Not to mention that arrows wouldn't be particularly effective over such a great distance, particularly with the high winds you get at those altitudes.
     
  9. Samurai8472

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    Hawkeye could still take into effect the winds direction and still hit the mark.

    That's what he did when launching that arrow at the hellicarrier
     
  10. Skywalker

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    Yep. Cap's plan was to contain the invasion until they could either defeat them or find a way to put a stop to it. That's why he had Iron Man on perimeter duty, making sure the Chitauri didn't get too far out, and why he had Thor try to bottleneck the Chitauri at the portal and stem the tide a bit. It made plenty of sense to me.
     
  11. CaptainCanada

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    Another day, another newspaper report; in this case, one of the British papers saying that of shortlist of actresses previously mentioned, Jessica Brown Findlay is in the lead.
     
  12. Reverend

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    The SAS were most assuredly active during the war as a brigade, but yeah, they weren't formally constituted as a corps until the early 50's IIRC.

    Not much of an excuse really. Sure there's plenty of fictional history involved, but it's supposed to integrate with "real" history to keep it grounded.

    Yeah, thanks mate, but I think I know what a UK phone number looks like. It's pretty clear that whomever wrote that just made it up without bothering to spend 5 mins on google for some *basic* research. Had they done so, they could just have found out about the old 01632 area code (the UK equivalent to the USA's "555".) Using the actual Winchester area code probably isn't a good idea. ;)


    Speaking of that file, I note she served SSR right up until '85. Who wants to bet she was Fury's immediate predecessor?
     
  13. Turtletrekker

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    That Variety article also claims that Cobie Smulders will be in the film.
     
  15. Chris3123

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    Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson are mentioned as well.

    So we're getting the S.H.I.E.L.D. Trifecta of Nick Fury, Maria Hill, and Black Widow.
     
  16. Christopher

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    ^At least, it's alleged that we're getting them.
     
  17. JD

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    I've seen it on several other sites now, so it's pretty likely.
     
  18. Christopher

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    Except that usually one site will make an announcement and a bunch of other sites will quote it without bothering to fact-check. So what looks like it comes from multiple sources often comes from just one, and thus is no more reliable.
     
  19. wamdue

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    to be fair its more logical SHIELD make an appearance in Captain America,the guy has no support network, no home, no friends, he may have some family, but that might be awkward. SHIELD will look to move him into the real world in time, but for now its SHIELD he would turn to, should he need anyone.
     
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  20. Duncan MacLeod

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    Also Cap worked quite closely with SHIELD for a long time in the comics. Mostly fighting guys like A.I.M., Hydra, The Secret Empire and various other subversive organizations. It makes a great deal of sense for SHIELD to be heavily involved in the Captain America movies.

    In another area, am I the only one who it a bit leary about hooking up with the niece or grand-daughter of his former love? It worked in the comics because Cap and Peggy were only friends and colleagues. But in the movie there was a romanitic connection. That leaves something of a squick factor.

    Maybe it would be best to side step the whole issue and have him involved with someone else or else keep him with Peggy. They could show him giving her a transfusion in a flashback scene. Thus resulting in a 90 year old woman who looks like she's 30.