Captain America commentary

Well. That was an epic fail now wasn't it? Don't get me wrong, it was still better than The Green Hornet, but I spent most of the movie trying to figure out whether I liked it more or less than The Green Lantern. Which is bad.

All in all, the whole finding-the-downed-plane-at-some-point-in-the-future pretty much gave away that the Cpt. would be frozen and awakened in the future/present, right from the very begining. Which was stupid. As was pretty much all the movie. Hugo Weaving as evil-guy was kinda cool, even if his accent kept slipping... And it was nice to see Sebastian Stan in something since Kings. Even if I couldn't care less when his charector dies (it was pretty much "oh, he's been knocked off the train; I guess he's dead" for me - no tears or anything, or even much concern). Though the whole ditigal-age-regression-whatever they did at the begining to make him look skinnieer than he was just bad. His head ended up too big for the rest of his body and he just looked wrong.

Mostly, all my interest in the film came from the tie-ins to Thor and Iron Man. I want to know more about what happened with relation to their story lines and, frankly, less about Cpt. America's. I wouldn't even watch it again if it was on TV.

I've also come to the conclusion that so many comics/movies/etc are set during WWII and have mythical/superhero/magical subtexts because people are uncomfortable with the idea that Hitler could be such a bad guy without outside/demonic/etc help. People seem unable to grasp that people can be evil all on their own. People can do atrocious things all on their own.

Le sigh.
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