Captain America

This a solid movie of Captain America that integrates special effects to tell the story. The skinny kid from Brooklyn is transformed by a scientist refugee from Germany into a super soldier. The movie captures the fears and anxieties of the period, when it was not clear who would win. It is also not afraid to make fun of itself and heroes in general.

The movie brings to mind a song by the Kinks called “Catch Me Now I’m Falling.” It tells the story of a hero who is trouble and discovers that the people he helped are not going to help him. It ends with the line, “The next time you are in trouble better not come running to me.”

I’m curious to see that inevitable next time as the movie ends with the promise of a sequel.

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