History Awesome / CaptainAmericatheFirstAvenger

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.
18th Nov '16 6:55:10 PM Kalaong
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--> '''Erskine:''' Many people forget that the first country the Nazis invaded was their own.

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--> '''Erskine:''' Many So many people forget that the first country the Nazis invaded was their own.
4th Nov '16 6:51:48 AM Morgenthaler
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*** 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.]]

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*** 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.]]
29th Aug '16 6:00:24 PM SithPanda16
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10th Aug '16 9:22:23 PM LBHills
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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.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.
24th Jul '16 10:20:36 PM LBHills
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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 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 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.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.
24th May '16 8:18:28 AM GothicProphet
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* When the Red Skull seems to be abandoning Zola at the exploding factory by escaping in a ''one'' man ship, he lets Zola escape in his car. Some what heartwarming, for a ''Nazi'' of all people!

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* When the Red Skull seems to be abandoning Zola at the exploding factory by escaping in a ''one'' man ship, he lets Zola escape in his car. Some what heartwarming, for a ''Nazi'' of all people!people!
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20th May '16 8:54:57 PM Sharlee
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* Although she's just a ''little'' overshadowed by the title character, Peggy Carter gets one or two great moments. One of the more noticeable ones is shooting Kruger's getaway driver in the back of the head. With a pistol. [[ImprobableAimingSkills From at least one block away]].

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* Although she's just a ''little'' overshadowed by the title character, Peggy Carter gets one or two great moments. One of the more noticeable ones is shooting Kruger's getaway driver in the back of the head. With a pistol. [[ImprobableAimingSkills From at least one block away]]. And right after being knocked partly off-balance by an exploding car, no less.
5th May '16 6:52:44 PM Godzillawolf
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** To give one to Red Skull: he's about the ''only'' character in the entire movie that can actually fight Cap one on one.
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