History Awesome / CaptainAmericatheFirstAvenger

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.''
23rd Nov '17 3:11:36 PM ErikModi
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--> '''Col. Phillips''': ''[[DramaticGunCock[pumps shotgun]]]'' [[ShutUpHannibal Let's go find two more]]!

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--> '''Col. Phillips''': ''[[DramaticGunCock[pumps ''[[[DramaticGunCock pumps shotgun]]]'' [[ShutUpHannibal Let's go find two more]]!
23rd Nov '17 3:11:06 PM ErikModi
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--> '''Col. Phillips''': ''[pumps shotgun]'' [[ShutUpHannibal Let's go find two more]]!

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--> '''Col. Phillips''': ''[pumps shotgun]'' ''[[DramaticGunCock[pumps shotgun]]]'' [[ShutUpHannibal Let's go find two more]]!
16th Nov '17 2:43:31 PM Hjortron18
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--> '''Red Skull:''' "I have seen the future, Captain! There are no flags!"
--> '''Cap:''' "Not my future!"

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--> '''Red Skull:''' "I I have seen the future, Captain! There are no flags!"
flags!
--> '''Cap:''' "Not Not my future!"future!



-->'''Hydra Mook''': Cut off one head, and two more take its place--''([[KilledMidSentence Phillips shoots him with a shotgun]])''

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-->'''Hydra Mook''': Cut off one head, and two more take its place--''([[KilledMidSentence place--''[[[KilledMidSentence Phillips shoots him with a shotgun]])''shotgun]]]''



-->'''Red Skull:''' Evidently not. (Kills him)

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-->'''Red Skull:''' Evidently not. (Kills him)''[kills him]''



-->'''Man Reading Newspaper'''[at the recruiting office]: Lotta guys getting killed over there. Kinda makes you think twice about joining, huh?

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-->'''Man Reading Newspaper'''[at Newspaper''': ''[at the recruiting office]: office]'' Lotta guys getting killed over there. Kinda makes you think twice about joining, huh?
15th Oct '17 5:23:33 PM Overfiend
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* Peggy's entrance in the red dress. The bar falls silent and battle-hardened, boisterous soldiers are immediately dumbstruck when they lay eyes on this statuesque stunner.
* The sheer awesomeness of Red Skull's "come to Jesus" pre-invasion speech to the Hydra troops is perfectly punctuated by the stirring music that accompanies it.

10th Sep '17 10:41:33 AM Kalaong
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--> '''ComicBook/RedSkull:''' What makes you so special?
--> '''Captain America:''' Nothing. I'm just a kid from Brooklyn.

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--> '''ComicBook/RedSkull:''' You are deluded, Captain. You pretend to be a simple soldier, but in reality you are just afraid to admit that we have left humanity behind. Unlike you, I embrace it proudly. Without fear!\\
'''Captain America:''' Then how come you're ''[[VillainExitStageLeft running]]?''
** A recurring theme between him and Schmidt.
--> '''ComicBook/RedSkull:''' What makes you so special?
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special?\\
'''Captain America:''' Nothing. I'm just a kid from Brooklyn.
15th Jul '17 8:52:32 PM nombretomado
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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.''

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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 [=WW2=] Battlefield and ''reduce entire bases to absolute rubble.'' Bases that are ''the size of modern airports.''
27th Jun '17 1:20:47 PM Saveelich
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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 ensure his body absorbs ''all'' the damage. 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 as the only candidate for the super soldier project.

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* During boot camp, when Phillips tosses the fake grenade at the trainees as a SecretTestOfCharacter, Rogers Steve doesn't even flinch. He doesn't just jump onto the grenade, he curls up into a ball around it to ensure his body absorbs ''all'' the damage. 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 as the only candidate for the super soldier project.
17th Apr '17 6:00:28 PM Blastmasterism324
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[[caption-width-right:350: The beginning of something truly incredible...]]
30th Dec '16 7:17:25 AM NightShade96
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!!The film



*** She specifically [[AttackItsWeakPoint shoots at the flamethrowers fuel tank]] [[KarmicDeath causing his weapon]] [[ManOnFire to explode!]]

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*** She specifically [[AttackItsWeakPoint shoots at the flamethrowers flamethrower's fuel tank]] [[KarmicDeath causing his weapon]] [[ManOnFire to explode!]]



* 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, Music/AlanMenken is an awesome, awesome composer.
** In the same sequence, Steve wears a cheaply made version of the classic Cap costume... and aside from the cheesy mask he looks ''exactly'' like Cap from the comics, physique and all. It's sure to make a fanboy smile.
* Moving from one musical Alan to another, Music/AlanSilvestri is the first composer to ''return'' to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse following his work here, which says it all.



* From a meta-perspective, 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.
** Even better, as only ''four'' countries decided to omit the "Captain America" from the film's title.



* 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 shield at someone... and it was well worth it!



* A special mention HAS to go to the visual effects team that [[SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome shrank]] Chris Evans to make him look skinny pre-serum. Not only for looking completely realistic 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 whether pre-serum or post-serum Rogers belonged to the real Chris Evans!



* Creator/ChrisEvans' portrayal of Captain America. 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.
** That's simply why he has become the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse's answer to Creator/ChristopherReeve and the role's equivalent of Creator/SeanConnery.


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!!Meta
* Moving from one musical Alan to another, Music/AlanSilvestri is the first composer to ''return'' to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse following his work here, which says it all.
* 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, Music/AlanMenken is an awesome, awesome composer.
** In the same sequence, Steve wears a cheaply made version of the classic Cap costume... and aside from the cheesy mask he looks ''exactly'' like Cap from the comics, physique and all. It's sure to make a fanboy smile.
* 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.
** Even better, as only ''four'' countries decided to omit the "Captain America" from the film's title.
* A special mention HAS to go to the visual effects team that [[SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome shrank]] Chris Evans to make him look skinny pre-serum. Not only for looking completely realistic 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 whether pre-serum or post-serum Rogers belonged to the real Chris Evans!
* Creator/ChrisEvans' portrayal of Captain America. 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.
** That's simply why he has become the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse's answer to Creator/ChristopherReeve and the role's equivalent of Creator/SeanConnery.
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