Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Saw Captain America -- thought it was really solid, though not really getting up there with the "best" comic book movies of recent memory (Dark Knight, Iron Man). There were lots of little bits in the movie that I just loved, and I thought the pace was very well done.
What kept it from being really great was the lame idea to remove the Nazis from the equation and fight the "Hydra" group that Red Skull was fighting. I was kinda looking forward to watching Captain America beat the crap out of Nazis, and it felt like a bit of a cop-out to go with a bunch of germans shouting "Heil Hydra" instead of "Heil Hitler!"
The only other minor quibble I had was with some of the supernatural stuff they shoehorned in. I would've rather the movie stayed grounded, like Iron Man, in the psuedo-science reality (where we all understand that the Iron Man suit is beyond any real technology, but it's plausibly beyond it -- not "powered by magical stones" or whatever).
Solid B/B+ from me.
I agree and I read that the director said something about the Nazis being too scary to make a comic book movie with them in it?
That is who CAP battled. They made it look like it was the 40's but in a parallel universe type of way.
I read how these guys he fought with were The Invaders. The Invaders I remember were Sub Mariner, The Original Human Torch (Lab experiment) ...Union Jack. I had the first 15 issue sof that when it came out in the late 70's.