YMMV / Captain America (1990)

  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Come on, Cap's leitmotif that builds and recurs throughout the film is pretty encouraging.
  • Failure Hero: Most of Cap's fights involve him getting defeated or running away.
  • Memetic Mutation: The Psyche Hitler
  • Older Than They Think: The idea of Red Skull's facial deformities being caused not by exposure to Dust of Death but a flawed version of the serum later used on the Captain, which was later adopted by Captain America: The First Avenger and some of the animated adaptations, actually originated in this film.
  • Special Effect Failure:
    • Cap's rubber ears don't look very realistic.
    • And his mask appears poorly fitted to his face, particularly in the film's closing shot.
    • The mutated rat near the beginning reeks of terrible stop-motion.
  • Tear Jerker: Bernice's death. Sharon doesn't take it well.
  • WTH, Costuming Department?: The obviously fake ears on Captain America's costume, put there because the mask originally went around Matt Salinger's ears, but caused some rather painful chafing, necessitating the fake ears.