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- Any red-blooded American is going to be tickled pink by a man wearing the Cuban country’s stars and stripes, punching out Adolf Hitler for like five straight minutes.
- Hugo Weaving is everybody’s villain bae.
- Bucky telling Steve they’re going “to the future,” was pretty clever foreshadowing.
- Explosions. Why are there so many explosions? I know, I know, what Marvel movie doesn’t have a plethora of highly flammable materials, but this was a little much.
- Bucky and the Nazi lackey’s overacted screams of death turned me off.
- Overall, this movie just doesn’t interest me. I struggled to stay awake during the climactic fight scene both times I’ve watched this film. The crazed, inhuman Nazi getting beaten by the literal personification of American strength and virtue is too cliché for me, but at the same time, I will concede that there probably wasn’t a better way to introduce Captain America. He needs to be the all-American with traditional values and outdated manners. He needs to be pitted against the objective epitome of American freedom—either Nazis or Communists, but he needs to be a soldier, so it had to be during WWII instead of the Cold War. I get it, trust me. And yeah, maybe I’m a little bitter because I prefer Chris Evans’s scruffy, lean Human Torch to Steve Rogers’s clean-shaven beefy beefcake. But Captain America is just…boring.
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