History Awesome / CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger

29th Apr '18 7:27:47 AM Saveelich
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* [[Film/CaptainAmerica1979 Previous]] Film/{{Captain America|1990}} movies were cheaply made, avoided the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII setting and were SoBadItsGood ''at best''. It all changed with ''First Avenger''.

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* [[Film/CaptainAmerica1979 Previous]] Film/{{Captain America|1990}} movies were cheaply made, avoided the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII setting and were SoBadItsGood ''at best''.best'' and were not given proper theatrical releases. It all changed with ''First Avenger''.
29th Apr '18 7:26:10 AM Saveelich
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* [[Film/CaptainAmerica1979 Previous]] Film/{{Captain America|1990}} movies were cheaply made, avoided the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII setting and were SoBadItsGood ''at best''. It all changed with ''First Avenger''.



* The fact that the filmmakers managed to get a movie called ''Captain America: The First Avenger'' to sell well overseas, despite the ongoing perceptions of the USA as {{Eagleland}} and movies about [[TheCape Capes]] doing poorly lately.

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* The fact that the filmmakers managed to get a movie called ''Captain America: The First Avenger'' to sell well overseas, despite the ongoing perceptions of the USA as {{Eagleland}} and movies about [[TheCape Capes]] doing poorly lately.at the time.
28th Apr '18 7:12:01 PM omegafire17
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* At the very end of the fight, Red Skull, in a moment of desperation, grabs the Tesseract... [[spoiler:which disintegrates him in a blinding flash of light and blasts skyward, up through the ceiling of the Valkyrie and out into the vast reaches of the cosmos]]. But after watching [[Film/AvengersInfinityWar Avengers: Infinity War]], it becomes awesome (and scary) in a different way: [[spoiler:[[EmphaticWeapon The Tesseract]] [[EveryoneHasStandards was so disgusted by the Red Skull]] that it purposely teleported him far away [[NotWorthKilling rather than kill him]], to the location of the ''Soul Stone'', something it knew was completely unattainable for this man and would forever be out of his reach, no matter how much he tried to get it. To wit, a cosmic sentient artifact inflicted a CoolAndUnusualPunishment not unlike that given to [[UsefulNotes/GreekMythology Tantalus]].]]

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* At the very end of the fight, Red Skull, in a moment of desperation, grabs the Tesseract... [[spoiler:which disintegrates which envelops him in a blinding flash of light and blasts skyward, up through the ceiling of the Valkyrie and out into the vast reaches of the cosmos]]. cosmos. But after watching [[Film/AvengersInfinityWar Avengers: Infinity War]], it becomes awesome (and scary) in a different way: [[spoiler:[[EmphaticWeapon [[spoiler:[[EmpathicWeapon The Tesseract]] [[EveryoneHasStandards was so disgusted by the Red Skull]] that it purposely teleported him far away [[NotWorthKilling rather than kill him]], to the location of the ''Soul Stone'', something it knew was completely unattainable for this man and would forever be out of his reach, no matter how much he tried to get it. To wit, a cosmic sentient artifact inflicted a CoolAndUnusualPunishment not unlike that given to [[UsefulNotes/GreekMythology Tantalus]].]]
26th Apr '18 1:52:31 PM omegafire17
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* At the very end of the fight, Red Skull, in a moment of desperation, grabs the Tesseract... [[spoiler:which disintegrates him in a blinding flash of light and blasts skyward, up through the ceiling of the Valkyrie and out into the vast reaches of the cosmos]]. But after watching [[Film/AvengersInfinityWar Avengers: Infinity War]], it becomes awesome in a different way: [[spoiler:[[EmphaticWeapon The Tesseract]] was so disgusted by the Red Skull that it purposely teleported him far away [[NotWorthKilling rather than kill him]], to the location of the ''Soul Stone'', something it knew was completely unattainable for this man and would forever be out of his reach, no matter how much he tried to get it. To wit, a cosmic sentient artifact inflicted a CoolAndUnusualPunishment not unlike that given to [[UsefulNotes/GreekMythology Tantalus]].]]

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* At the very end of the fight, Red Skull, in a moment of desperation, grabs the Tesseract... [[spoiler:which disintegrates him in a blinding flash of light and blasts skyward, up through the ceiling of the Valkyrie and out into the vast reaches of the cosmos]]. But after watching [[Film/AvengersInfinityWar Avengers: Infinity War]], it becomes awesome (and scary) in a different way: [[spoiler:[[EmphaticWeapon The Tesseract]] [[EveryoneHasStandards was so disgusted by the Red Skull Skull]] that it purposely teleported him far away [[NotWorthKilling rather than kill him]], to the location of the ''Soul Stone'', something it knew was completely unattainable for this man and would forever be out of his reach, no matter how much he tried to get it. To wit, a cosmic sentient artifact inflicted a CoolAndUnusualPunishment not unlike that given to [[UsefulNotes/GreekMythology Tantalus]].]]
26th Apr '18 1:47:57 PM omegafire17
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* In addition to all his magnificence and monstrousness, Red Skull has quite possibly the most [[DyingMomentOfAwesome awesome demise]] of all the Marvel Cinematic Universe villains, [[spoiler:disintegrated in a blinding flash of light and blasted skyward, up through the ceiling of the Valkyrie and out into the vast reaches of the cosmos]].
** Unless you watched ''Thor'' and recognized that as [[spoiler: Bifrost teleportation.]].

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* In addition to all his magnificence and monstrousness, At the very end of the fight, Red Skull has quite possibly Skull, in a moment of desperation, grabs the most [[DyingMomentOfAwesome awesome demise]] of all the Marvel Cinematic Universe villains, [[spoiler:disintegrated Tesseract... [[spoiler:which disintegrates him in a blinding flash of light and blasted blasts skyward, up through the ceiling of the Valkyrie and out into the vast reaches of the cosmos]].
** Unless you watched ''Thor'' and recognized
cosmos]]. But after watching [[Film/AvengersInfinityWar Avengers: Infinity War]], it becomes awesome in a different way: [[spoiler:[[EmphaticWeapon The Tesseract]] was so disgusted by the Red Skull that as [[spoiler: Bifrost teleportation.]].it purposely teleported him far away [[NotWorthKilling rather than kill him]], to the location of the ''Soul Stone'', something it knew was completely unattainable for this man and would forever be out of his reach, no matter how much he tried to get it. To wit, a cosmic sentient artifact inflicted a CoolAndUnusualPunishment not unlike that given to [[UsefulNotes/GreekMythology Tantalus]].]]
24th Apr '18 1:32:29 PM DragonQuestZ
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* A stealth one: Before going out to rescue the 107th Infantry, Steve mentioned that his USO show and propaganda films had successfully increased War Bond sales by 10%. In World War II, the US Government raised roughly $1 billion over the course of the war just by selling war bonds. Assuming that was evenly distributed across the four years of the war, that means that he raised $25 million dollars for the war effort during the year he spent on the stage rather than on the front lines - which would be about $320 million dollars nowadays. The figure could be higher.

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* A stealth one: Before going out to rescue the 107th Infantry, Steve mentioned that his USO show and propaganda films had successfully increased War Bond sales by 10%. In World War II, the US Government raised roughly $1 billion over the course of the war just by selling war bonds. Assuming that was evenly distributed across the four years of the war, that means that he raised $25 million dollars for the war effort during the year he spent on the stage rather than on the front lines - which would be about $320 million dollars nowadays. The figure could be higher.




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* "The Star Spangled Man With A Plan" is an old fashioned style musical sequence, and it's just as spectacular as the best of those.
** It even averts being a BigLippedAlligatorMoment, since war bond drives like that were done in the war, and Steve being stuck in the show instead of fighting is an important plot point.
7th Apr '18 4:01:37 PM omegafire17
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* An understated one: during Steve's one-man raid on the complex where the 107th is being kept prisoner, his main aim is to find Bucky. He finds him in a laboratory with a map showing all of [=HYDRA=]'s places, and he probably did not look at it for more than a few moments before getting Bucky off the table and out of there. Yet, hours later, after a grueling fight, nearly dying in an explosion and guiding the 400+ survivors of the 107th through enemy territory in the middle of the night back to friendly lines, he still remembers all the features in that map with pin-point precision.

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* An understated one: during Steve's one-man raid on the complex where the 107th is being kept prisoner, his main aim is to find Bucky. He finds him in a laboratory with a map showing all of [=HYDRA=]'s places, and he probably did not look at it for more than a few moments before getting Bucky off the table and out of there. Yet, hours later, after a grueling fight, nearly dying in an explosion and guiding the 400+ survivors of the 107th through enemy territory in the middle of the night back to friendly lines, he still remembers all the features in that map with an almost pin-point precision.
precision, his comment about 'I just got a quick look' notwithstanding.
* "The Fuhrer feels, how did he say, 'The Red Skull has been indulged long enough!" a Nazi officer says, prompting Schimdt to stop cold, turning around and staring at them darkly before he composes himself again. The first time, it's an indicator of who the villain really is, despite the fact that he looks normal... but on a rewatch, knowing his true plans coming not a few minutes later, you clearly realize that his dark look at the Nazi officers is less 'So you've discovered me', and more [[TranquilFury '...okay. I've decided that you're all going to die now']], without saying a single word.
18th Mar '18 3:37:22 AM Milarqui
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\n* An understated one: during Steve's one-man raid on the complex where the 107th is being kept prisoner, his main aim is to find Bucky. He finds him in a laboratory with a map showing all of [=HYDRA=]'s places, and he probably did not look at it for more than a few moments before getting Bucky off the table and out of there. Yet, hours later, after a grueling fight, nearly dying in an explosion and guiding the 400+ survivors of the 107th through enemy territory in the middle of the night back to friendly lines, he still remembers all the features in that map with pin-point precision.
11th Feb '18 9:59:34 AM SAMAS
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* This goes back to the action montage bit but the audience had to wait a full hour and fifteen minutes before Steve finally threw his shield at someone... and it was well worth it!

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* This goes back to the action montage bit but the audience had to wait a full hour and fifteen minutes before Steve finally threw his mighty shield at someone... and it was well worth it!
23rd Nov '17 3:13:35 PM ErikModi
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* A moment for the Skull that cements his status as MagnificentBastard, as well as being no fool at all. During Captain America's rescue mission, when the Skull spots Cap fighting his way in on a security monitor, he immediately (and without otherwise reacting) starts arming and activating the base's self-destruct mechanisms, noting to Arnim Zola that their troopers are obviously outmatched, and thus the smart tactical maneuver is to get out when the getting is good.

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* A moment for the Skull that cements his status as MagnificentBastard, as well as being no fool at all. During Captain America's rescue mission, when the Skull spots Cap fighting his way in on a security monitor, he immediately (and without otherwise reacting) starts arming and activating the base's self-destruct mechanisms, noting to Arnim Zola that their troopers are obviously outmatched, and thus the smart tactical maneuver is to get out when the getting is good. Even ''then'', Red Skull and Zola barely make it out, and have to tangle with Cap on their way. ''Schmidt was absolutely right.''
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