“ Captain America: The First Avenger ” is one of the MCU films with the worst FILMSTARTS rating: author Robert Cherkowski awarded only 2.5 stars for Chris Evans ’ first appearance as Steve Rogers – a rating that is certainly not entirely uncontroversial, but one one thing is certain: Compared to the previous «Captain America» films, «The First Avenger» is definitely a masterpiece.
In our YouTube series “Marvel mal Anders” this week, Marvel expert and YouTube presenter Sebastian takes on the first “ Captain America ” film from 1979 – at least if you don’t include the 15-part serial “ Captain America ” from 1944 counts, in which Captain America is not Steve Rogers, but a prosecutor named Grant Gardner and has no superpowers.
You can find out more about the history of Captain America in the video linked above, in which Sebastian also explains exactly why «Captain America» (1979) is such a disaster.
That’s not Captain America!
Whether the classic, patriotic Captain America from the Marvel comics is an exciting character is debatable. But what director Rod Holcomb and his team make of the character in «Captain America» doesn’t work at all:
While the MCU skillfully portrays Steve Rogers as a decent guy who finally gets a chance to stand up for the righteous cause through super soldier serum, here Steve Rogers (Reb Brown) is a traveling artist who becomes a superhero more or less by accident after an accident , because he is injected with a “supersteroid” on the operating table.
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