History Awesome / CaptainAmericatheFirstAvenger

30th Jul '15 1:48:34 AM MechWarrior
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--> '''RedSkull:''' What makes you so special?
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--> '''RedSkull:''' '''ComicBook/RedSkull:''' What makes you so special?
27th Jun '15 4:34:41 AM kchishol
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** That's simply why he has become the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse's answer to Creator/ChistopherReeve and the role's equivalent of Creator/SeanConnery.
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** That's simply why he has become the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse's answer to Creator/ChistopherReeve Creator/ChristopherReeve and the role's equivalent of Creator/SeanConnery.
27th Jun '15 4:34:15 AM kchishol
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* Creator/ChrisEvans' portrayal of Captain America, full stop. How do you completely sell a patriotic, old-fashioned, stereotypically heroic character like Captain America without falling into {{narm}}, self-parody, or smug self-righteousness? Well, we don't know -- Chris Evans hasn't told us yet.
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* Creator/ChrisEvans' portrayal of Captain America, full stop. How do you completely sell a patriotic, old-fashioned, stereotypically heroic character like Captain America without falling into {{narm}}, self-parody, or smug self-righteousness? Well, we don't know -- Chris Evans hasn't told us yet.yet. ** That's simply why he has become the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse's answer to Creator/ChistopherReeve and the role's equivalent of Creator/SeanConnery.
10th May '15 8:05:36 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* Any moment where Cap is acting as a OneManArmy, punching his way through hordes of Nazis and HYDRA agents, not to mention that entire {{Montage}} of him and the Howling Commandos systematically dismantling every HYDRA weapon and base they come across.
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* Any moment where Cap is acting as a OneManArmy, punching his way through hordes of Nazis and HYDRA agents, not to mention that entire {{Montage}} of him and the Howling Commandos systematically dismantling every HYDRA weapon and base they come across. Seven men manage to go to every WW2 Battlefield and ''reduce entire bases to absolute rubble.'' Bases that are ''the size of modern airports.''
24th Mar '15 7:36:08 PM RoseAndHeather
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* Creator/ChrisEvans' portrayal of Captain America, full stop. How do you completely sell a patriotic, old-fashioned, stereotypically heroic character like Captain America without falling into {{narm}}, self-parody, or smug self-righteousness? Well, we don't know -- but Chris Evans sure as hell does!
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* Creator/ChrisEvans' portrayal of Captain America, full stop. How do you completely sell a patriotic, old-fashioned, stereotypically heroic character like Captain America without falling into {{narm}}, self-parody, or smug self-righteousness? Well, we don't know -- but Chris Evans sure as hell does!hasn't told us yet.
24th Mar '15 7:29:24 PM RoseAndHeather
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* The kid that the Nazi spy uses as a HumanShield gets one. It looks like Rogers is going to have to choose between [[SadisticChoice rescuing the child after he gets thrown into the river or chasing after the Nazi]] when the kid yells "Go get him! I can swim!"
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* The kid that the Nazi spy uses as a HumanShield gets one. It looks like Rogers is going to have to choose between [[SadisticChoice rescuing the child after he gets thrown into the river or chasing after the Nazi]] when the kid yells "Go get him! I can swim!"swim!" Listen to the kid; he sounds so ''proud'' to not need rescue -- as well he should be!
7th Mar '15 10:19:38 AM Anicomicgeek
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* The "Star Spangled Man" song. It's uncanny how the song sounds like it fits right in as a propaganda song for the WWII era. Plus, it's proof that once again, AlanMenken is an awesome, awesome composer.
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* The "Star Spangled Man" song. It's uncanny how the song sounds like it fits right in as a propaganda song for the WWII era. Plus, it's proof that once again, AlanMenken Music/AlanMenken is an awesome, awesome composer.

* Moving from one musical Alan to another, Creator/AlanSilvestri is the first composer to ''return'' to the MarvelCinematicUniverse following his work here, which says it all.
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* Moving from one musical Alan to another, Creator/AlanSilvestri Music/AlanSilvestri is the first composer to ''return'' to the MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse following his work here, which says it all.
21st Feb '15 5:16:29 PM RoseAndHeather
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* Any moment with the [[BadassCrew Howling Commandos]]. Yes, even the bar scenes. The sense of unity in their diversity serves as a lovely metaphor for the Allied forces of World War II. Plus, y'know, the montage of Nazi destruction at the hands of only five men + Cpt America.
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* Any moment with the [[BadassCrew Howling Commandos]]. Yes, even the bar scenes. The sense of unity in their diversity serves as a lovely metaphor for the Allied forces of World War II. Plus, y'know, the montage of Nazi destruction at the hands of only five men + Cpt America.America. * Creator/ChrisEvans' portrayal of Captain America, full stop. How do you completely sell a patriotic, old-fashioned, stereotypically heroic character like Captain America without falling into {{narm}}, self-parody, or smug self-righteousness? Well, we don't know -- but Chris Evans sure as hell does!
21st Jan '15 12:37:44 PM dmcreif
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* During boot camp, when Phillips tosses the fake grenade at the trainees as a SecretTestOfCharacter, Rogers doesn't even flinch. He doesn't just jump onto the grenade, he curls up into a ball around it to minimize any damage it might have caused. This skinny, frail kid was ''fully'' prepared to perform a HeroicSacrifice without a second thought (compared to the JerkJock who cowers behind a truck), and at the same time vindicates Erskine's faith in him. ** He's still skinny.
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* During boot camp, when Phillips tosses the fake grenade at the trainees as a SecretTestOfCharacter, Rogers doesn't even flinch. He doesn't just jump onto the grenade, he curls up into a ball around it to minimize any damage it might have caused. This skinny, frail kid was ''fully'' prepared to perform a HeroicSacrifice without a second thought (compared to the JerkJock who cowers behind a truck), and at the same time vindicates Dr. Erskine's faith in him. him as the only candidate for the super soldier project. ** He's still skinny.skinny, though.

** Although it's overshadowed by Steve's courage, Erskine and Stark jumping to stop the procedure when Steve starts screaming in pain stands in sharp contrast to Schmidt's reckless disregard for not only his safety but Zola's as well when testing the Tesseract earlier in the film. * Cap chasing down the Nazi spy right after being treated with the serum. Barefoot. Armed with nothing but his just-enhanced body raised to the maximum human potential, his {{Determinator}} status, his knowledge of New York City's streets, and his wits.
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** Although it's overshadowed by Steve's courage, Dr. Erskine and Stark jumping to stop the procedure when Steve starts screaming in pain stands in sharp contrast to Schmidt's reckless disregard for not only his safety but Zola's as well when testing the Tesseract earlier in the film. * Cap chasing down the Nazi spy Kruger right after being treated with the serum. Barefoot. Armed with nothing but his just-enhanced body raised to the maximum human potential, his {{Determinator}} status, his knowledge of New York City's streets, the Brooklyn street map, and his wits.

** After all that Cap gives himself up to Phillips for going on the mission without permission. LawfulGood indeed. * The moment Jacques slips underneath a HYDRA vehicle, attaches a bomb and lets it roll over him unscathed like it's no big deal. * The kid that the Nazi spy uses as a HumanShield gets one. It looks like Cap is going to have to choose between [[SadisticChoice rescuing the child after he gets thrown into the river or chasing after the Nazi]] when the kid yells "Go get him! I can swim!"
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** After all that Cap gives Rogers submits himself up to Colonel Phillips for going on the mission without permission.disciplinary action. LawfulGood indeed. * The moment Jacques slips underneath a HYDRA vehicle, truck, attaches a bomb and lets it roll over him unscathed like it's no big deal. * The kid that the Nazi spy uses as a HumanShield gets one. It looks like Cap Rogers is going to have to choose between [[SadisticChoice rescuing the child after he gets thrown into the river or chasing after the Nazi]] when the kid yells "Go get him! I can swim!"

* Although she's just a ''little'' overshadowed by the title character, Peg Carter gets one or two great moments. One of the more noticeable ones is her putting a bullet through the skull of a driver [[ImprobableAimingSkills at least one block away]].
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* Although she's just a ''little'' overshadowed by the title character, Peg Peggy Carter gets one or two great moments. One of the more noticeable ones is her putting a bullet through the skull of a shooting Kruger's getaway driver in the back of the head. With a pistol. [[ImprobableAimingSkills From at least one block away]].

-->'''Hydra Mook''': Cut off one head, and two more take its place--''([[KilledMidSentence hit by a shotgun blast]])'' --> '''Col. Phillips''': ''[cocks shotgun]'' [[ShutUpHannibal Let's go find two more]]!
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-->'''Hydra Mook''': Cut off one head, and two more take its place--''([[KilledMidSentence hit by Phillips shoots him with a shotgun blast]])'' shotgun]])'' --> '''Col. Phillips''': ''[cocks ''[pumps shotgun]'' [[ShutUpHannibal Let's go find two more]]!

* The entire interrogation sequence between Col. Phillips and Zola, from where Phillips nonchalantly starts eating a delicious steak dinner in front of Zola to make him uncomfortable, and then reveals that he had sent a coded Allied message telling his superiors that Zola had defected. Of course, he tells Zola that he should have nothing to worry about since the message was encrypted, [[MagnificentBastard unless HYDRA had already managed to break their encryption codes]].
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* The entire interrogation sequence between Col. Phillips and Zola, from where Phillips nonchalantly starts eating a delicious steak dinner in front of Zola to make him uncomfortable, and then reveals that he had sent a coded Allied message telling his superiors that Zola had has defected. Of course, he tells Zola that he should have nothing to worry about since the message was sent encrypted, [[MagnificentBastard unless HYDRA had already managed to break their encryption codes]].

* An early one for Schmidt comes in the very first scene, when a trio of HYDRA mooks are struggling to no avail to push the lid off a sarcophagus that they think holds the Tesseract - and then Schmidt walks in and shoves it off by himself with minimal effort. It may not be much compared to what happens later in the movie, but it nicely illustrates right off the bat that our BigBad is no ordinary Nazi.
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* An early one for Schmidt comes in the very first scene, when a trio of HYDRA mooks soldiers are struggling to no avail to push the lid off a sarcophagus that they think holds the Tesseract - and then Schmidt walks in and shoves it off by himself with minimal effort. It may not be much compared to what happens later in the movie, but it nicely illustrates right off the bat that our BigBad is no ordinary Nazi.

* Heinz Kruger is pretty awesome. He sneaks into a top secret project he knew about less than a day in advance, causes a distraction by detonating explosives disguised as a cigarette case and detonating it with a remote disguised as a zeppo, [[spoiler: kills Erskine, steals the last remaining sample of the serum]] and takes off, not slowing down even when Peggy shoots him. He's an evil Nazi spy, sure, but you've got to admire his dedication .
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* Heinz Kruger is pretty awesome. He sneaks into a top secret project he knew about less than a day in advance, posing as someone from the State Department, causes a distraction by detonating explosives disguised as a cigarette case and detonating it with a remote disguised as a zeppo, [[spoiler: kills shoots Erskine, steals the last remaining sample of the serum]] and takes off, not slowing down even when Peggy shoots him. him in the shoulder. He's an evil Nazi spy, sure, but you've got to admire his dedication .dedication, and his dying moment when he kills himself with a CyanideCapsule to avoid being taken alive.

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

-->'''Steve''': Nope.
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-->'''Steve''': -->'''Steve Rogers''': Nope.

* A special mention HAS to go to the visual effects team for creating [[SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome Skinny!Steve Rogers]]. Not only for looking completely realistic and not once heading into the UncannyValley, but for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gTEBU6Kt2w sheer amount of effort]] that went into it. Even Creator/RogerEbert was confused as to which body belonged to the real Chris Evans! * Any moment with the [[BadassCrew Howlin' Commandos]]. Yes, even the bar scenes. The sense of unity in their diversity serves as a lovely metaphor for the Allies in WWII. Plus, y'know, the montage of Nazi destruction at the hands of only five men + Cpt America.
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* A special mention HAS to go to the visual effects team for creating that [[SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome Skinny!Steve Rogers]]. shrank]] Chris Evans to make him look skinny pre-serum. Not only for looking completely realistic and not once heading without ever dipping into the UncannyValley, but for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gTEBU6Kt2w sheer amount of effort]] that went into it. Even Creator/RogerEbert was confused as to which body whether pre-serum or post-serum Rogers belonged to the real Chris Evans! * Any moment with the [[BadassCrew Howlin' Howling Commandos]]. Yes, even the bar scenes. The sense of unity in their diversity serves as a lovely metaphor for the Allies in WWII.Allied forces of World War II. Plus, y'know, the montage of Nazi destruction at the hands of only five men + Cpt America.
31st Oct '14 2:37:06 PM JoieDeCombat
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Reverted censoring of several words with '***', possibly by a filter.
** Highlights of the Montage include Cap, without any warning, throwing his shield at a HYDRA sniper hidden in a tree. Also, Cap pulling a HYDRA soldier out of a three story tank with one hand, and throwing in a bandoleer of explosives with the other. The final shot of Cap jumping from the exploding tank in slow-motion puts an appropriately *** end to that montage.
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** Highlights of the Montage include Cap, without any warning, throwing his shield at a HYDRA sniper hidden in a tree. Also, Cap pulling a HYDRA soldier out of a three story tank with one hand, and throwing in a bandoleer of explosives with the other. The final shot of Cap jumping from the exploding tank in slow-motion puts an appropriately *** badass end to that montage.

** In her [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introductory scene]], Peggy puts a rude and boorish soldier (who had been mocking Peggy for her British background and gender) in his place by knocking the soldier on his ***.
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** In her [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introductory scene]], Peggy puts a rude and boorish soldier (who had been mocking Peggy for her British background and gender) in his place by knocking the soldier on his ***.ass.

** It should be mentioned that this is the prop shield that was part of his stage costume, not [[FanNickname/ComicBooks the Mighty Shield]]. Still, being able to bend metal with a punch is pretty ***. *** Also a pretty awesome moment for Cap, holding the shield steady enough that the Red Skull puts a fist-shaped indention into the ''top of the shield.'' Normally, hitting the top of a shield with that kind of force would just cause it to slam into the other person's face, but not [[{{***}} the Captain.]]
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** It should be mentioned that this is the prop shield that was part of his stage costume, not [[FanNickname/ComicBooks the Mighty Shield]]. Still, being able to bend metal with a punch is pretty ***. badass. *** Also a pretty awesome moment for Cap, holding the shield steady enough that the Red Skull puts a fist-shaped indention into the ''top of the shield.'' Normally, hitting the top of a shield with that kind of force would just cause it to slam into the other person's face, but not [[{{***}} [[{{Badass}} the Captain.]]

* The [=POWs=], who include future members of the Howling Commandos, get one. They charge unarmed at men with machine guns and disintegrator weapons until they gain a foothold. Highlights include Dugan knocking someone the *** out with a running punch.
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* The [=POWs=], who include future members of the Howling Commandos, get one. They charge unarmed at men with machine guns and disintegrator weapons until they gain a foothold. Highlights include Dugan knocking someone the *** fuck out with a running punch.
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