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Movies: Captain America 
7th-Aug-2011 03:11 pm
Captain America was an overblown, explosion-filled, morally heavy-handed summer action flick. The main theme of the main character was "I don't like bullies." His main motivation was to fight in World War II because he needed to live up to his parents sacrifices. The most-repeated flaw in the movie was that ricochets of all kinds almost never did any damage. (And really, who leaves a loaded gun lying on a table in a research lab like that?)

This was a Marvel comic made live, bang! zoom! pow! The humor lines were delivered well, and I adore Tommy Lee Jones in almost any role. Hugo Weaving is awesome too, even when he is a caricature of a character. The motorcycle ride through Endor in the forest and then the Men In Black driving scene both hit my funny bone even when the creators probably didn't mean to make them funny.

This was a morally black and white movie. Yay for the good guys.

I really enjoyed it.
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8th-Aug-2011 02:44 pm (UTC) - Re: Plus....
Laugh. Mmmm beefcake. Though, honestly, I prefer mine with chest hair. I know, I'm weird.
9th-Aug-2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
Bear in mind that the people writing these movies are our age and have grown up with exactly the same cinematic frames of reference - if you see what looks like an homage to the cycle chase on Endor, it's probably an intentional and overt homage to the cycle chase on Endor. :) Haven't seen it yet myself, but I have enough online contact with people on staff at Marvel to know that's something they would absolutely revel in doing. I'd be surprised if there aren't a few references to classic WWII films in there as well.
9th-Aug-2011 07:02 pm (UTC)
You make a very good point. It is not as though this movie were made in a vacuum, and there were plenty of other parts that were indicative of things we should all know. I should give the creators more credit about what was intentional...
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