The Reel Deal reviews
Captain America - The First Avenger
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Steve Rogers/Captain America
Tommy Lee Jones
Johann Schmidt/The Red Skull
Col. Chester Phillips
James “Bucky” Barnes
Dum Dum Dugan
- Initially worried about Chris Evens as Captain America/Steve Rogers, but he delivered
- If you don’t like having other the same actors show up in comic book movies, deal with it.
- Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and the X-Men live in a different “Universe” than the movies produced by Marvel
- Eventually, those properties will come back to the fold
Standout Moments or Characters
- Tommy Lee Jones can plays the prototypical tough guy and almost stole the movie
- 1940s Manhattan was credible and that is high praise coming from a guy born and raised in Brooklyn
- Chris Evans as the CGI skinny Steve Rogers was believable
- Noob wanted to see a direct reference to a young Nick Fury and would LOVE to see a Howling Commandos Movie
- Hawyley Atwell is probably Noob’s favorite female lead in a comics movie (along side Natalie Portman)
- Which Nick Fury was in the movie?
- Normal Marvel Universe (616) Nick Fury is white who takes a serum called Infinity Formula to stay young
- Ultimates Universe who was black and his father Jack Fury was in WWII (which most of the movies lean toward)
- Cap’s shield looked great and if they put out a prop replica, most Alt3red Egos hosts, if not all, will buy one
- Why is the first place Cap goes is to the USO?????
- There is a ton of Captain America Mythology to chose from so what do you pick? Bucky
- How cools was it to see the Nazi weapons based on real history Nazi documents
- Where was Strucker and Baron Zemo? At least they had Armin Zola.
- It has been setup. We are not ready for the Avengers in 2012!
- All the Marvel Movies have had little crumbs that bridge the Movies together but this contained an actual Avengers Movie Trailer!!! Nice!
- Uncle Glenn took the girls to see the movie and they loved it. Marvel is definitely doing something right.
- Danielle and Marissa are down to for a Marvel Movie marathon a la Uncle Cuban!!!
- Noob’s 16-year-old daughter has been bitten by the Marvel Movie bug
- FAIL - Why the hell would you rehab Captain America in the modern world in TIME SQUARE IN NEW YORK CITY?!?
- FAIL - Dialgue was really low in the theater where Glenn saw the movie.
- Not a mark against the movie, but Theaters need to get their shit together!
- To all the fans whining about the “True” costume, they can shut up and deal cause they got it in really life in all it’s rediculousness, Happy?
- Original Human Torch at the world’s fair
Best Movie of the summer to date. Does Cowboys and Aliens have a shot to surpass that?
Stay tuned for Reel Deal Cowboys and Aliens on July 31st and then the Black Panther Animated Series Shotcast! on August 7th
Rating (Midnight Release, Opening Weekend, Matinee, DVD, Wait for TV)
Midnight Release -
Midnight Release -
Combined Rating = Low Midnight Release
Comics To Checkout
Captain America Omnibus - Ed Brubaker’s run on Captain America
The Ultimates - Collected edition of the Ultimate Avengers which is the Marvel Universe of choice for the current crop of Marvel Movies
Marvel Masterworks Captain America - Captain America reprints the early Silver Age adventures of Steve Rogers in hardcover format.
Captain America TP Captain - Steve Rogers takes up a new identity as The Captain (Captain America #332 to 350)
Essential Captain America - A collected edition of 25 Captain America Issues reprinted in black and white newsprint (6 volumes)