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Wanna watch CAPTAIN AMERICA throw his mighty shield? Fun Clip shows up online!

Published at: July 14, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST by AICNStaff

Hey folks, Harry here...  IGN just posted this and sent over the embed code to share with all of you!  Awfully nice of them folks, eh?   I can't wait to see some geek do the physics of Captain America's shield...  I'd love to see someone really smart actually figure out how to justify the play that shield has - but even without that, I just blindly accept it as simply what Captain America's shield does.   Right?  Right!   Check it out below...

 

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  • July 14, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST

    first

    by MrShootist

    first, heh.

  • July 14, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST

    THE DARK KNIGHT RISES SHITS ON THIS FAGGOT FILM

    by GrapeFruit

  • July 14, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    All the trailers looked great.

    by peopleintrees

    But seeing this scene makes me worry. I was not impressed.

  • July 14, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Capi: that's a superhero

    by Lourdes Galan

    No that Spider-gay with mechanical webs and ridiculous mask with glasses........

  • July 14, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    First...

    by destroytokyo

    ...thing about this movie that makes it look kinda goofy.

  • July 14, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    GOOD

    by Aidan

    ACTION

  • July 14, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    the problem here is...

    by ComSamVimes

    ...that I'm way to excited for this for it to not dissapoint me, hahaha. It's gonna be a long week. :D

  • July 14, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Looks cool.

    by eric haislar

    wish they would have kept his strength more believable. But looks fun.

  • July 14, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Yeah Dark Knight Rises teaser was better

    by ilovemichealbay

    Looks OK, but that's it, it just looks ok. GIVE DARK KNIGHT RISES!!!

  • July 14, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Fucking Awesome

    by Steve Rogers

    This and the Spider-Man reboot are my most anticipated movies. Fuck Dark Knight Rises.

  • skeet

  • July 14, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    kids today are spoiled

    by fred

    Lucky bastards. All we had in my day was that crappy made for tv Captain America.

  • July 14, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    So is the Fact that "The Vision" was made from The Scarlet Witch's sybian.

    by the Green Gargantua

  • July 14, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    I kind of like the slight goofiness. Keeps that 40's movie serial feel.

    by whatevillurks

  • July 14, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    Wonder if there is some sort of tech

    by eric haislar

    in his glove that helps the shield find it's way back.

  • July 14, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    I wish I wouldn't have watched it

    by JackSlater4

    But I like how he's fucking these guys up

  • July 14, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    vibrainium = mechanical web shooters?

    by 2soon2eat

    really?

  • July 14, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Continuity errors omg.

    by Robert79797979

  • July 14, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Dark Knight Rises Superman reference

    by Snookeroo

    Script pg. 78 Alfred: "And what makes this one different? The underworld have enlisted hit-men before from here to Metropolis." Bruce: "Metropolis underworld have their own problems. Must be something in the air." Alfred: "So it seems."

  • It featured Ted Raimi with regularity as well as Bruce Campbell etc

  • July 14, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST

    wire stunts

    by Jubba

    i HATE when somebody gets hit lightly and then is clearly pulled away on cables way too fast or at the wrong angles. it happened all the time in batman & robin and i'm seeing it again in this clip. ugh. i really hope this doesn't happen too often....

  • July 14, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    HAUPTMAN AMERIKANER!!!!! NEIN!!!! SCHNELL !!!! SCHNEEEELLLLLLL!!!!

    by whatevillurks

  • But that shield bouncing back to him, that's going to far?

  • July 14, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    I love...

    by carlotta_valdes

    ...how Hydra victim number four just runs up an tries to punch him with NO weapon...hilarious! ...an victim number seven just lets him run up on him an kick his gun out of his hand, an throw him away like trash! I'm gonna enjoy this on so many unintended levels along with expected. Awesome...can't wait!

  • July 14, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    snookeroo

    by kittenmittens

    where can we get the script? Must read now.

  • July 14, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    jackpulliamiii

    by Continentalop

    We also got the Godfather, French Connection, Chinatown, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Apocalypse Now, Jaws, Halloween and Star Wars around that same period. If anything, kids nowadays should be jealous of us...

  • July 14, 2011, 4:17 p.m. CST

    So did the TOTAL RECALL thread get the BAN-HAMMER or what Harry?

    by Darth_Kong

  • As long as the rest of the movie delivers. However, if the rest of the movie fails then I am going to write a New York times Editorial about how impossible it is to suspend my disbelief at this notion. Harry, if you still have my rocket-firting Boba Fett then give me some kind of sign (like a Headline with no misspelled words or something). I love you, Larry.

  • July 14, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Okay...I can't be sarcastic any longer.

    by Larry Knowles

    This movie looks like its gonna be all kinds of fun!

  • July 14, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    For those who spit on comicbook films...

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    You really don't have anything better to do? Why not get on a forum about how certain rollercoasters suck? And to those who think this looks silly... did you ever READ the comics? Good Christ... leave it alone, will ya?

  • July 14, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by craptacular

    That just looks like shit.

  • July 14, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST

    The Shield????

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    THE FUCKING SHIELD COMES BACK TO HIM IN THE COMIC! ARE YOU SERIOUSLY DEBATING THIS????? idiots, all...

  • July 14, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Stop the Dark Knight comparisons purleeeeaze :s

    by marineboy

    FFS - they are entirely different styles of movie - Cap will be a tongue in cheek, family adventure. TDKR will be a mature, solemn, dramatic finale to a brilliant series. There's room for both. I'll be watching both. So will you.

  • July 14, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Was that a heavily edited clip?

    by syn_flood

    Because hardly any of those shots matched up with the ones before.

  • July 14, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Dudes with the flamethrowers,

    by TheAtomicCow

    try actually aiming at him and you might have got him. Why do they have to make a nice little diamond for him to stand in?

  • July 14, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Looked like Captain America to me

    by ChicagoRonin

    And in a good way. Still waiting on some reviews of the entire movie, but everything I've seen is promising.

  • July 14, 2011, 4:39 p.m. CST

    The rack on that British girl is EPIC!!!!

    by Knobules

    Dam I like her!

  • July 14, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Usually try not to be a hater but...

    by sambafreak13

    ...I thought the shield scene looked really cheesy. Is it just me?

  • July 14, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST

    This is the only thing I've seen so far that I HAVEN'T liked

    by rev_skarekroe

    The physics here is crazy. He punches a guy who then goes flying 30 feet up in the air. What the hell?

  • July 14, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST

    YES

    by bill

    And for a more detailed response: YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!

  • July 14, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Physics do not exist in this dojo

    by Snookeroo

    But that's ok - looks pretty cool, anyways.

  • July 14, 2011, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Now let's see him use the pistol.

    by cookylamoo

  • As for how the presence of Black Widow is going to be justified, god knows. She better just be some infiltrator-seductress who mostly stays the hell out of the way.

  • July 14, 2011, 5 p.m. CST

    According to Alan Menken, he throws his Star Spangled Sheild

    by riskebiz

    NOT using the old theme song is a massive wasted opportunity. Whoever made that decision is a friggin' idiot.

  • July 14, 2011, 5:19 p.m. CST

    That looked pretty shitty

    by Mel

    looked really lame.

  • July 14, 2011, 5:19 p.m. CST

    snookeroo

    by teddy_duchamp

    like fuck you've read the script for TDKR!

  • July 14, 2011, 5:31 p.m. CST

    dark knight´s shield is way better...

    by LUIS

  • July 14, 2011, 5:34 p.m. CST

    that. is fucking bad fucking ass. so great.

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

  • July 14, 2011, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Now, wait a second

    by maelstrom_ZERO

    He throws the shield. The shield bounces off something, and travels parallel to the ground. It hits a person. Then it magically pops up like a fly ball, and lands in his waiting arm? Aside from the problem that it always pops up after hitting a person. . .and aside from the other problem that, tactically speaking, he stands around immobile waiting for the shield to land while surrounded by a plethora of homicidal henchman. . . . . .it just kind of looks silly. Whatever happened to the classic comic book super fast catch, where it bounced/zoomed back right into his grasp after hitting multiple targets? Remember when they were looking for Cap replacements after his assassination, and a former candidate lost a limb because he couldn't position his arm/catch the shield in time? I'm just a bit bewildered by the fact the shield pops up and falls down to him. It's just not what I envisioned. Maybe he's still learning to throw the thing?

  • July 14, 2011, 5:42 p.m. CST

    maelstrom zero

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

    you do realize this isnt real? is there something you are missing here? he fights a dude named the red skull also... and he has a buddy named dum dum dugan that wears a bowler hat into combat. idiot. get over the shield bouncing and enjoy it you idiot. i mean its like arguing that spider mans web shooters could never exist, so dumb.

  • July 14, 2011, 5:44 p.m. CST

    what is up with you dorks and "physics"

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

    fuck off.

  • July 14, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    the_one_man_gang

    by maelstrom_ZERO

    Reading before arbitrarily insulting someone would probably be a good idea. I was talking how the shield doesn't operate the way it does in the comic book. You know, that part where I talked about a scene in the comics? And the guy lost his arm? Implying that the shield kind of returns to the thrower kind of quickly? Go away, read my post, THEN come back and call me an idiot. At least that way there's a (marginally) greater degree of credibility to your (still unwarranted) denunciation that I'm an idiot.

  • July 14, 2011, 6:24 p.m. CST

    the cgi....

    by pat p.

    i know nothing about cgi...but if i can see that some of the effects in this shot were a bit hurky jerky, couldn't the hundreds of people creating the cgi in this film see it too? and if they can see it, did they run out of money before they could finish it up?

  • July 14, 2011, 6:32 p.m. CST

    the shield....

    by pat p.

    also, when Cap throws the shield, it puts a nice sized dent in a nearby tank. the ricochet off the tank hits one of the bad guys and kocks him out. i would think that if the shield could put a dent in solid steel, it would slice right through a human, no? am i alone on this?

  • July 14, 2011, 6:40 p.m. CST

    AWESOME ! Serious Frisbee!

    by blueant

    :p

  • July 14, 2011, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Just shoot...

    by ThePorkChopExpress

    We're not going to see two hours of trained professionals with guns running at Captain America instead of just trying to shoot him are we?

  • July 14, 2011, 6:47 p.m. CST

    maelstrom

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

    no i hear your point... and maybe you are not an idiot. i think we will just have to wait and see the finished product. I see what you are saying but for the purpose of translating the shield slinging to motion picture form, i think they needed to make some adjustments.

  • July 14, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Looks campy as hell - VERY disappointed!

    by ninpobugei

    Wow, my expectation level just plummeted. That scene was just too campy and unrealistic...kicking guys so that they fly through the air (in unrealistic fashion), punching guys and they go flying like some kind of cartoon. Ugh. My wife and I both were like, "WTF?!?!"</p> <p> It just really came off campy. Very, VERY disappointing. It reminded me a bit of DAREDEVIL with people jumping and looking like they sort of floated through the air. Can't they see these effects don't look real...that's not how bodies movie? No longer seeing this one for a night show and may not see it at all. After the shittiness of GREEN LANTERN, I may wait for video on this one.

  • July 14, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST

    But he's Captain America!

    by WeakThirdAct

    So, of course he can judge his throws well enough that his shield comes back to him every time, boomerang style. ....I tend to be very accepting of these things.

  • July 14, 2011, 6:59 p.m. CST

    I'm a Cap movie supporter, but ewww...

    by Blood_Bubbles_in_Bathwater

    The editing in that clip was... uh... ungood. Watch closely when he throws that guy up on top of the tank. And the "zoomed in at too close of an angle to get the full effect" shots when he threw/retrieved the shield have me worried.

  • July 14, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST

    They should've gone more Jason Bourne with the fight choreography.

    by Blood_Bubbles_in_Bathwater

    And the way they filmed Blonsky after the first time he injected the serum in Leterrier's Hulk movie. Those were perfect super soldier physics.

  • July 14, 2011, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Looks good to me

    by Grendel745

    Its Cap flinging his shield at Nazis and bouncing it off things. If you're complaining about that, you're doing it solely out of habit. I can understand the complaints about the physics of kicking/punching the folks 10-15 feet into the air, he's Cap not the Hulk but the shield? No. That's just plain awesome and exactly what I want in a Cap movie.

  • July 14, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    TDKR = The end of a good, but overhyped trilogy.

    by DepressedDonkey

    WB just likes dicking around with DC characters. We get ANOTHER Superman origin movie next year, and in another 3 years it'll be another reboot for Batman. I'm looking forward to the Green Lantern reboot in 2017!!!! At least Marvel Studios has the ability to put out one solid film after another. Rip all you want on Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk(Norton), those were good. The butt hurt DC fans are just pissed they are NEVER going to see a Justice League movie. Make mine Marvel, bitches!!!

  • July 14, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Dunkin Donuts

    by Triple_J_72

    4.98 for a fucking red white and blue slurpee? I don't think so.

  • July 14, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST

    I want to see him pistol whip a Nazi. Good family fun.

    by DoctorWho?

  • July 14, 2011, 8:18 p.m. CST

    That was....

    by grendel69

    ..geeky epic coolness.

  • July 14, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    He hits a guy in the face with his shield and the guy falls forward!

    by rev_skarekroe

    I'm just at a loss for words. I really hope this is not indicative of the rest of the film.

  • July 14, 2011, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Hee heee!

    by D.Vader

    Oh seeing Cap slinging that shield made me giddy with delight.

  • July 14, 2011, 8:40 p.m. CST

    We Need COPERNICUS! Calling Andy Howell!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    COPERNICUS! COPERNICUS! COPERNICUS! If anyone can explain finer details of the physics of Captain America's shield, it's AICN's own COPERNICUS! Andy, I want an article on Harry's desk by Wednesday morning.

  • July 14, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    I remember watching those cartoon as a kid...

    by DoctorWho?

    ...and being very disenchanted by the lack of scientific explanation as to why his shield returns to his hand. <p> I remember the disappointment at the poor syncing of the characters mouths with the dialogue. <p> I recall being crestfallen by the simply preposterous explanation of the Red Skull's origin.<p> Just shut the fuck up already. A few months ago you idiots were going to boycott the movie because he didn't have little wings on his helmet.

  • July 14, 2011, 8:58 p.m. CST

    rev_skarekroe

    by Ryan Little

    Reverend, if you embiggen the clip and watch it in HD, it's clear the shield hits the Hydra soldier in the back of the head. I made the same mistake you did when I first watched the "small" version. Actually, a lot of my initial "Oh, that looks...strange" reactions were alleviated by watching a larger, better quality clip. Your mileage may vary, of course. But I am beginning to wonder if some of you complainers are even slightly familiar with this character and his abilities. Cap can throw people. Sorry, it's canon.

  • July 14, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST

    I can't believe I never thought of this before:

    by fanboy71

    Cap's shield is made of vibranium, which absorbs the kinetic energy of bullets and explosions and such, and keeps them from knocking Cap on his ass every time a large shell, bullet, or hammer of a thunder god hit it, Right?? Then why is it that when it hits something like a wall or a bad guy's face, it doesn't just fall to the ground instead of ricocheting all over the place? Hmmmm.

  • July 14, 2011, 9:14 p.m. CST

    If Captain America were to punch a guy....

    by notcher

    and all that happened is he got knocked the fuck out and fell to the ground, I think that would be cool. Don't need the guys flying through the air to show how strong he is. Damn, setback for me, but I won't count him out just yet. After "Sunshine" I've been hyping Chris Evans ever since, don't let me down boy!!!!

  • July 14, 2011, 9:14 p.m. CST

    The yell the guy makes when he is flung over the tank just cracks me up.

    by whatevillurks

  • July 14, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST

    That shit was good.

    by Nerd Rage

    The haters are wrong on this one.

  • July 14, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Theres nothing wrong with the physics

    by brobdingnag

    There wasn't one bad wire stunt in the bunch. Cap is a superhero, not a cop dressed up in a bat suit.

  • July 14, 2011, 9:36 p.m. CST

    If you hate that...... don't watch comic book movies anymore

    by TheNipplesofGodReturns

  • July 14, 2011, 9:43 p.m. CST

    fanboy71

    by maelstrom_ZERO

    If I had to make up a bullshit answer to your question, it'd probably run along the lines of the the shape of the shield itself. The way Cap holds it, if something hits the shield from outside, the kinetic force is going to be redistributed away from the center, towards the edges, aided by the convexity of the shield's shape. But if Cap is hitting something with the shield--and the force is from the concave side of it--then the shape of the shield is going to channel the kinetic force to a singular point towards the outside and center of the shield's surface. But I'm just completely BS'ing at this point. Seems like reasonable BS though.

  • July 14, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Heavily edited

    by viks

    I was going to say the same thing... seemed very jumpy, didn't flow well from cut to cut. Hoping it was just the clip... but have a bad feeling they may have got a shit editor.

  • July 14, 2011, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Dude, editing can KILL the best of films.

    by DoctorWho?

    And it can save the WORST of films too. Star Wars was 'this close' to being a clusterfuck but the editing saved it in large part.<p> That being said, I didn't really mind the editing/pacing in this clip. I need to see it in the whole context of the film.

  • July 14, 2011, 10:25 p.m. CST

    lol

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    The action is a little bit campy but not too bad. You know what I don't like is the sound effects. It's almost like the Batman tv show, BAM! WACK! CLANG!

  • July 14, 2011, 10:40 p.m. CST

    If the shield absorbs kinetic energy...

    by D_Time

    ...wouldn't it just drop to the ground instead of ricocheting?

  • July 14, 2011, 10:41 p.m. CST

    And fanboy71 beat me to the same question.

    by D_Time

  • July 14, 2011, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah, there's a big smile on my face!

    by thot

    I was wondering how they were going to handle the shield throwing and boy did they nail it! LOVE the clip. Gives me geek-bumps for next week!!!!!!!

  • July 14, 2011, 11:31 p.m. CST

    I have high hopes for Cap, but

    by deelzbub

    kicking the guy sends him twenty feet in the air? hmmmm. overkill with the wire work

  • July 14, 2011, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Are you fucking serious!!?? Is this film for 5 year olds?? ....

    by LowDevil

    I take my super hero movies seriously. I EXPECT film makers to take into consideration that many do as well. I keep hearing how this film will be smart and honour the new age of comic film-making, real and gritty. But no, they give us an aluminum shield swung by a monkey in a suit delivering comedy at every turn. No thank you. Am i supposed to laugh at this footage? Sorry, i find that there is room for this sort of thing in comic films (Thor). It can work. There was nothing funny about him kicking ass with his hammer though was there? This film really pisses me the fuck off. Im not a 5 year old and i take my comic movies seriously. Cant wait for DKR at least. Everyone is clearly not learning from Nolan.

  • July 14, 2011, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Perspective.

    by The Cookin Bachelor

    All I can keep thinking to myself as I rewatch and rewatch and rewatch this clip is, "Jack Kirby would have loved this." And that is enough for me. Jack drew the impossible. But you were looking at it. So, it had to be real, didn't it? If your gripe is the overstated super-strength, my argument would be, "Doesn't that distinguish more than it does dilute?" The Hulk tosses shit around because he is a big, green, gamma-rayed monster. Iron Man tosses shit around because he flies about in a suit of mechanized armor. Thor tosses shit around because he is a god. If Cap is going to hang (which he will, always has and always will too) he's got to be able to believably toss shit around too through his own Silver Age origin conceit: The Super Soldier Serum. If we're going to believe that it worked, then we need suspend disbelief in regards to its limit. To deny it is to fundamentally deny man's potential. The Super Soldier Serum purposed to create the ultimate human specimen...and with minds like Hawking and uber physicals like Muhammad Ali having naturally existed, is it really too far fetched to believe that the one, "perfect" human could instantly calculate the trajectory of his shield while simultaneously tossing Nazi bastards hither and thither? He's a super hero. And one of the coolest ever. He is one of the longest and most deserving of a solid screen treatment, and it looks like he's finally gotten it. If you end up loving it, or hating it, one must admit...it looks as though everyone involved really tried their hardest and gave it their all. These days, even that is admirable. And again...Kirby would have dug it. You know he would have. So, be fair, be realistic, and enjoy this awesome Summer offering.

  • July 14, 2011, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Ok so it's not perfect ...

    by ColloquiallyBorn

    But with some adjustments before going to the big screen will probably help.. One thing I'd like for them to lose.. Is the "bloop" sound the shield makes when it come back to him..

  • July 14, 2011, 11:58 p.m. CST

    I like the shield throwing and boomeranging

    by deelzbub

    that's spot-on w/ the comics. The retarded over-the-top wire work is what needs some editing.

  • July 15, 2011, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Wait... so the Nazis have laser guns?

    by WeylandYutani

    I am all for a bit of fantasizing about a series of "what if" of German super weapons during WW2, but this movie seems to be getting a bit ridiculous. The scene where the American Govt "builds" Capt America in that reverse Frankenstein thing can be explained away as being a highly classified experiment that might still be considered a black project. But, as far as I know, no laser guns were ever recovered by the allies in North Africa, the Russian front, on D Day, at the Battle of the Bulge, or even at the Battle of Berlin... so it is a bit hard to pass over.

  • July 15, 2011, 1:14 a.m. CST

    huh??? Campy does NOT mean "gay"

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    dumbass

  • July 15, 2011, 1:16 a.m. CST

    I gotta say

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    the lazer-guns kinda look like super-soaker water guns. Which would be kinda campy dontcha think? ;)

  • July 15, 2011, 2:01 a.m. CST

    laser beams and guys flying 20 feet, wtf?

    by double_l88

  • July 15, 2011, 2:17 a.m. CST

    to people who are whinging about the editing.

    by Mysterious_Volvo

    havent you noticed that they tend to heavily edit these clips? i first noticed it in the promotion of X-men 3. it makes sense to me, they want to show you a short clip with its own flow and certain action beats without having to insert a large clip from the film which has its own pacing. duh(inoffensive non-internet trolling duh).

  • July 15, 2011, 3:12 a.m. CST

    cookinbachelor

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Well done! Kirby really would have loved it!

  • July 15, 2011, 3:30 a.m. CST

    by blade

    Redskull is using the cosmic cube to bring high levels of tech anachronistically. So laser beams etc Cap is 25% stronger than any human on the planet according to the director. Fight or flight response, tactically trained, is hitting them with the force of a martial arts trained strong man competitor plus adrenaline + 25%, yeah Id say he could kick a 200lb guy with gear about 10 feet if he wanted to. The return I cant define but the shield itself is just redirecting energy because its the easiest path to follow, when he is holding it the easiest path is to absorb because the energy can't bounce.

  • July 15, 2011, 3:56 a.m. CST

    I hope those guys are careful with the flamethrowers

    by Bass Ackwards

    If they aren't, they might actually hit Captain America! Anyways, looked cheesy, could be fun cheesy though.

  • July 15, 2011, 3:58 a.m. CST

    I'm disappointed

    by SunsetLament

    I've been as high on Captain America as I've been on any film in years. Iron Man proved to me they were capable of taking these characters seriously. But this clip has me disappointed; I was looking forward to Raiders of the Lost Ark style action, not Matrix style action. The wire work on this is horrendous - what "peak of human ability" person can throw someone over a tank or kick someone and lift them 5 feet off the ground? And it's like the director left the fast forward button on through the whole thing. Jeesh, they blew it.

  • July 15, 2011, 4:11 a.m. CST

    flamethrowers

    by blade

    I think one thing nobody is considering is that these guys are obviously not trying to kill him, look at those formations, they are trying to detain him.

  • July 15, 2011, 4:42 a.m. CST

    What? ... What's wrong with that scene?

    by Triple_J_72

    Looks exactly like the old Kirby comics to me. Geez, lighten up, people.

  • I would have focused more on Cap as a commando, used the shield only for more exceptional moments, thereby cutting down on the impression of choreographed stunt work.

  • July 15, 2011, 5:13 a.m. CST

    You know whats really disappointing?

    by rapscallion86

    Following a movie news website made of fans and seeing a clip of something thats genuinely pretty cool and promising and then reading the talk backs and everyone is bitching like little shits. As a little kid I never gave a shit about Cap, but this movie got me excited and that clip even more so. Yes, Captain A kicks and hits people and they go flying because he is a super human created work of perfection. The shield returns to him because he is just that badass. Just accept it and have fun and stop fucking whining. Goddamnitl.

  • ....seeing the country and it's economy, is on the verge of collapse. Once that happens, it's bye bye for the good ol' US of A and then good bye for the rest of us. Not even Joe Johnston's Craptain America can save us.

  • July 15, 2011, 5:16 a.m. CST

    and wire work and Matrix seeming action?!

    by rapscallion86

    What?! Yes the "physics" is a little out there but its a fucking comic book superhero. Caps movements seem visceral and have impact and its not like he is dodging bullets while we watch a long slow motion take of the action. I love that in this clip the shots are kinetic with no breaks for slow motion and you can feel the impact, speed and precision of his moves.

  • July 15, 2011, 5:54 a.m. CST

    Do you ever wish you weren't so smart?

    by zyuray2

    Most of you guys here are intelligent, there's no doubt about that. It shows when you are criticizing movie elements, discussing their plausibility, possibility, probability, etc. Sometimes to the point of being annoyed, bothered, angered, etc. when it doesn't hold up to your ideals. Don't you ever wish you weren't so smart and critical about things like movies? Don't you sometimes wish you were more like the mass audience, the lowest common denominator? They just watch these movies and have fun with them. They probably enjoy a lot more stuff than you guys do, and get a lot more out of entertainment. Is ignorance bliss when it comes to entertainment? Do you ever find that your intelligence, while most certainly a gift, can sometimes be a bit of a curse? Does anyone, even at the slightest level, envy someone who can go out there and watch The Zookeeper and have the time of his life?

  • July 15, 2011, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Smart?

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    I don't know, arguing about the physics of a supersoldier pumped up on military weaponized super steroids kicking a guy into the air in an action film is kinda stupid.

  • July 15, 2011, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Rapscallion86

    by Ryan Little

    I agree with you, Rap. I am SO PLEASED there's no slow-mo or bullet-time in this clip. You can actually TELL what's going on, in real-time. And every ability featured in the clip is canon. It's who the character is...it's what he does. And I don't see any freaking wires, and there's no "jerk" when the guy goes into the air. Sure, you have to suspend disbelief, but this is NOT bad wire work a la X-Men and X-Men: The Last Stand.

  • July 15, 2011, 6:42 a.m. CST

    whats with all the DKR comparisons?

    by JokerFC

    give it a fuckin rest.yeah DKR will be good but its nothing to do with this.the DC fanboy wanking over Nolan is getting old quickly.Grapefruit and the gang must have arms like fuckin He Man from pulling themselves off about Nolan.

  • July 15, 2011, 7:15 a.m. CST

    This needs to be renamed

    by kingralphuk

    A fag with a flag. Cmon hollywood, make it happen!

  • July 15, 2011, 7:36 a.m. CST

    No, zyuray2 , I don't wish I was less smart

    by rev_skarekroe

    Movie action is always exaggerated, but this looks like something from Hot Shots Part Deux. When you punch a guy, even if you're super-powered, he doesn't float strangely into the air. When you throw a heavy object into someone's face, they don't fall slowly forward. I'm sorry I used the word "physics" though, as it seems to have caused a sort of middle-school bully flashback response in some people. "That kid reads books! Get him!"

  • July 15, 2011, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Oh, and as for the shield itself...

    by rev_skarekroe

    ...I don't have a problem with it's boomerang effect. I'm actually assuming there's some sort of Stark homing technology imbedded in it that makes it come back to Cap. We'll see.

  • July 15, 2011, 7:41 a.m. CST

    And bibleman, you're wrong.

    by rev_skarekroe

    Camp - a : something so outrageously artificial, affected, inappropriate, or out-of-date as to be considered amusing That's from Merriam-Webster. Sorry to burst your bubble there, buddy.

  • July 15, 2011, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Help me understand something, you hating twats

    by silentjay

    If this doesn't look good or realistic enough to you, then why do you read or have interest in comic books? I read them to engross myself (make joke) in kick-ass action and characters that I knew were fantastical in nature. I never asked why Cap's shield comes back to him. I didn't care. I just knew it could and when it did, he kicked more ass with it. Here's kind of a flash for some folks, a human body can't handle its skeleton being completely laced in an unbreakable alloy. Yet, we love Wolverine, don't we? How can some accept that but hate the fact that Cap's shield bounces off a tank and he can catch it? The reaction to some of this films of late makes me wonder if many of the talkbackers actually read or collected comics. This looks freaking perfect. I'm actually psyched that his strength is in par with the comics and that when he kicks a guy full strength, he's taking a fucking ride.

  • July 15, 2011, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Ironically Cap looks like an Aryan Nazi himself

    by Nabster

    And how gay is it someone dresses up in a flag? They should make him beat a black dude to death, in a racist rant. This could've been a great movie that satirized the illusion of America, by making Cap a facist racist himself, a metaphor for how current America is very Nazi like.

  • July 15, 2011, 8:09 a.m. CST

    I'm wit ya, rapscallion86!

    by DarkHawke

    This is the best clip I've seen of the movie so far and folks got nothin' better to do than bag on it?! Wow. If this is just a sample of the action of this film, then this may FINALLY be the all-out superhero film I've been waiting for since TDK. And BTW, to the tool above who "takes his SUPERHERO films seriously" (my emphasis), oh please do get a Goddamn life! All you other haters, shut up and eat your awesome!

  • July 15, 2011, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Gotta agree with rapscallion and starhawke

    by batmancw

    Chill people. Were you expecting Shakespeare? This is Captain America--a SUPER soldier, so people SHOULD fly when he hits or kicks them. As for the shield, I'm also guessing that there is some kind of Starktech involved that makes it "home in" on the glove & even if not, it's been happening in the comics for 70 years, so why do you have a problem with it? As another poster said--he will be the LEADER of a team that includes Thor, Iron man & the Hulk. if he hit people and they just fell down, that wouldn't be very "super-soldiery" and he would look light a lightweight compared to those 3. All in all, from the clips we've seen, I think they've done a great job of capturing the essence of Cap & am very excited to see this next week.

  • July 15, 2011, 9:17 a.m. CST

    after a shitty made for tv movie and a nightmarish tv series

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Like someone said earlier....spoiled little bitches get over yourself....This movie is gonna rock

  • July 15, 2011, 9:19 a.m. CST

    How boring would this scene have been if shot like a Nolan film?

    by Movietool

    Look, I love the Nolan Bat-Movies too, but Captain America ain't Batman. Cap is an OPTIMISTIC character, who fights for what's right because he believes in a moral and ethical hardline, not a Vigilante semi-psycho who crosses over that line on a regular basis. They're different characters, Nolan took a more "realistic" approach to Batman, yes, but that's not the ONLY avenue for superhero movies, is it? Donner's Superman had wonderfully goofy action (crowbar vibrating off of Superman's head, anyone?) yet it worked because Reeve played Superman very sincerely and Donner directed the movie with affection. That's all it takes for an optimistic superhero movie to work. Raimi's first two Spiderman films worked largely on the same level. Let Nolan make his wonderful, deeply evocative Bat-movies, but leave some fun and adventure in Captain America.

  • July 15, 2011, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Looks awesome, but I'd rather see...

    by NightArrows

    ...a movie called "Most of the AICN jaded fuckstick Talkbackers die in a HUGE FUCKING FIRE" THAT'S a movie I would see again and again.

  • July 15, 2011, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Jump over the flames.

    by Musicman247

    Seriously, if Cap can kick a guy his own size with one leg 5 feet in the air, why can't he just jump over those flames? But he won't. You know why? Because that would just look stupid, right? RIGHT? And a guy throwing a metal shield horizontal and ending up catching it vertical doesn't.

  • July 15, 2011, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Finally a superhero that the rednecks can relate to!

    by Nabster

    I guarantee you, when this is released, there will be isles full of people furiously masturbating to this film in the red states. At the very least, make this disconnected from Avengers, so Cap can alteast die at the end. Why is it all these homos never die? Is every fucking superhero franchise going to be a never ending TV show, where nothing is resolved? And the small amount of kidding aside, it does look cool, but I'm kinda sick of Marvel superhero films, they suck, because nothing ever happens. Actually I'm just sick of Superhero films, give me a badass action or superhero film.

  • July 15, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST

    I mean

    by Nabster

    Badass action or sci fi movie.

  • July 15, 2011, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Not as bad after viewing for the eighth time

    by deelzbub

    I'll buy that for a dollar. check out the I Can Do This clip too. Pretty good stuff.

  • July 15, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Bibleman is hilariously retarded!

    by Nabster

    "Only cocksuckers like you are the reason for all this self-hating white, brain-washed bullshit. Obama and his ilk are just like you, and in three years look at this damage your mentality has caused. The world is going to the gold standard because of weak, hateful individuals like yourself. If you stood for anything or understood anything, EVERYTHING would be different. Instead you laugh at the fall of Rome and throw shit-filled diapers into the flames. Enjoy hell. " Oh no evil Obama is going to make us use the gold standard, and read the Koran! ARRGGGHHH. Quick, give me a bible to jizz on immediately! I love AICN. But what did I say? Captain America is seriously going to be the choice of superhero for the hicks and rednecks! I think it's going to be huge here. I still think a satirical Captain America, where he is some crazy racist nationalist, who thinks he is the good guy, killing in the name of America, would've been awesome and relevant. It would've help up a mirror to what America is right now.

  • July 15, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Looks great.

    by SID 8.0

  • Not sure if all the above will fit but at this point, I don't even care. Hopefully, the diamond shaped flame around Captain America is because the enemy is trying to CAPTURE him. --You know, it has to make SOME sense (in context of the fantasy). --Good god, I should have went to film school.

  • July 15, 2011, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Nabster, I totally disagree with you

    by Continentalop

    "I still think a satirical Captain America, where he is some crazy racist nationalist, who thinks he is the good guy, killing in the name of America, would've been awesome and relevant. It would've help up a mirror to what America is right now." <P> If anything, America is moving in the opposite direction. A man who's father was from Kenya was (lawfully) elected president; gay marriage is being legalized in many states; DADT was repealed; and the number of minority citizens are growing. <P> The reactionary far right, if anything, are on their last grasp to stay relevant, which is why they have been so vocal but their power and influence is dwindling. I actually agree with many conservative concepts, but the far rights use of identity politics is quickly dying out and on the losing end of history. <P> Personally, I think it is better to have a hero who is called Captain America tell them he isn't on their side and that they DON'T represent this country.

  • Maybe I figured out the intended audience. And that freakin' SUCKS!!! I... was... really looking forward to this.

  • July 15, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Why that scene reminds me the Wolfenstein games A LOT?

    by KilliK

  • July 15, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    *Ironically Cap looks like an Aryan Nazi himself*

    by KilliK

    indeed.i had too mentioned that in a previous talkback.

  • July 15, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Its NOT the physics

    by KingKrikkit

    We all know physics are going to be defied in movies like this, its the idea that if they are going to defy physics it should look better... I agree that barely kicking the guy and him flying way up in the air looks a little crazy, and the shield "falling" into his hand from above him off-screen doesnt look as good as if you saw him catch it as it was flyign back to him at high speeds... Case in point, in Underworld when Selene jumps from the building and she lands her landing looked real, even though it defied physics it looked like a body would look if it were able to do that. If Cap actually kicked a guy and was strong enough to launch him into the air, the guys body simply wouldnt move like that, as if it were weightless.

  • July 15, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    @continentalop

    by KingKrikkit

    I like your thinking, and that is basically what happened with the Superman comic when he renounced his American citizenship recently. He (and the writers) was making a statement... I personally love America, its my country and this is the greatest country in the world, but you have to admit we have a lot of faults to go along with all the great things about us, and if we (like many extremists do) think everything we do is perfect then we will as a country never learn. Cap is supposed to embody not perfection but America, which is great, but not perfect, and they should show that.

  • July 15, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    @kingkrikkit well said

    by KilliK

    probably they used some obsolete Half-Life 2 physics engine for their cgi animation.

  • July 15, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Since Captain Abomination in Hulk gave us a preview...

    by Baked

    I've wondered how Cap would work onscreen. Good to see they've got at least some of the physicality down.

  • July 15, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    @kingkrikkit

    by Continentalop

    I would never deny we have faults. We have a lot of them, and are far from perfect. But I don't believe anything is perfect and utopia is one of the most dangerous ideas out there. In fact, I don't even care if we are the "greatest" country on Earth or any of that shit, I just believe we should strive to be the best and fairest country possible without giving up our core beliefs (you know, like Individual Rights, freedom of expression & religion, and a representative government). <p> I have always thought that Cap should stand for patriotism and not nationalism, although a lot of people always confuse the two. If you have ever read George Orwell's essay on the subject you'll know what I mean.

  • July 15, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST

    It's more the tone than the physics. Though they

    by Dennis_Moore

    could've given the fantasy physics more polish, less zaniness. The tone should've looked like the flashbacks in the beginning of the Bru/Epting run: like a serious war movie, but with costumed infantry heroes on the front lines. This looks too much like Cap and the Howling Commandos/Invaders sticking to counter intelligence/extra special forces on the outskirts of the War.

  • July 15, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Actually, it was me who brought up the far right and identity politics

    by Continentalop

    And I wouldn't deny for a second that the far left have also engaged in identity politics, and pretty loathsome use of it. But right now I find the entire far rights paranoia over Obama's nationality and religion (and let's be honest, for a majority, race) to be troublesome. Same with immigration, where there is many legitimate concerns, but many on the far right are mostly concerned the fear of white American culture no longer being the dominant one. I think right now there is many people on the far right using fear & hate monger to make themselves stay relevant (and if you want a modern far left example, I would say the same thing about many of the far left anti-war protesters who marched and said many odious things BEFORE the war in Afghanistan).

  • July 15, 2011, 7:21 p.m. CST

    continentalop

    by DoctorWho?

    Um...who the hell exactly is talking about Obama's 'race' exactly? I read A LOT of of commentary and op ed shit and the president's skin color is not even on the radar. Where is your proof of this mass groundswell of racist sentiment against our prez?<p> So, unless you have some bombshell scoop to drop on all of us...just quit hijacking this thread and steering it into some tiresome political flame war because you, Bill Maher, Tavis Smiley and other intellectual midgets want to project your racism onto others.

  • July 15, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    I keep the bible in a pool of blood...

    by uberfreak

    so none of the right-wing's lies can affect me. Hahaha! I bit of play on some Slayer lyrics but damn that was a good record... eh bibleman you fucking cunthole!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkXFYCKSvRU&feature=feedu

  • July 15, 2011, 10:27 p.m. CST

    kingkrikkit

    by DoctorWho?

    Cool post. But really, name ONE person on record who thinks America is "perfect".<p> The very fact that it is populated by human beings makes that impossible.<p>

  • July 16, 2011, 12:16 a.m. CST

    he probably left

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    because this place is just a bunch of jaded whiners now.

  • July 16, 2011, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Can't say I blame him WRPJ

    by DoctorWho?

    I too have had to take a hiatus from the insufferable cunts on this site. Present company excluded of course.<p> But lately I have not hesitated (in fact relished) taking on any troll and whiny bitch to poke their sloped foreheads out of their little gopher holes.

  • July 16, 2011, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Captain America NOT WW II starring Captain America

    by blade

    this movie is not about world war II starring Captain America, so it would be silly to make it seem real and disgrace those men who actually DID fight in World War II and the ones who fight, bleed and die for us today. its a movie about a campy hero created by a great artist who fought in WW II, WW II is not the star of the story, Captain America is, WW II just happens to be a part of it.

  • July 16, 2011, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Chris Evans is too much of a little boy to be Cap

    by chien_sale

    look at him! laughable.

  • July 16, 2011, 4:27 a.m. CST

    Other than lauching a guy in mid air MVC3 style...

    by Stalkeye

    ...it looks pretty decent. Count me in!

  • The Captain America costume looks ridonkulosss here, as for the Hydra power rangers....FAIL!

  • July 16, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    That looks pretty awful

    by Bobo_Vision

    The above comparison to Power Rangers is apt. Horrible costume, flashy staged fight moves like ricocheting his shield like a frisbee to hit someone, and lack of logic by the baddies. So two guys with double flame throwers decide to throw flames on either side of him and wait, giving him time to figure out how to kill them rather than just burning him to a crisp while they have a chance? Annoyingly stupid bad guys just lining up to be killed by a guy in a flamboyantly gay and a hideously patriotic costume are the hallmarks of a really bad film.

  • July 16, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    bobo_vision

    by Come_ON

    "hideously patriotic costume"? The title of the movie is 'Captain America' after all. OMG THE COMIC BOOK MOVIE ISN'T A REALISTIC PORTRAYAL OF COMBAT OMG OMG THE BAD GUYS DIDN'T ACT LIKE REAL MADE-UP BAD GUYS WOULD ZOMG I HATE EVERYTHING BECAUE I AM A PATHETIC TROLL WHOSE SENSE OF FUN AND IMAGINATION DIED THE DAY I REALIZED I WOULD BE ALONE ALL MY LIFE

  • July 16, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    why why why

    by Come_ON

    why do fanboys require a realistic explanation of everything that happens in movies that are in no way meant to be realistic? Maybe you should accept the fact that these are fantasy films or maybe you should grow the fuck up.

  • July 16, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    double_l88

    by Come_ON

    I know, who would have thought in a comic book movie unrealistic things would happen?

  • July 16, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    So comic book movies have built-in excuses?

    by Bobo_Vision

    They are supposed to lack internal logic and look silly...because they are based on comic books? That might explain why I don't like most of them. Nolan's Batman films are cool, though.

  • July 16, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST

    you mean a guy in a costume throwing a shiled isn't realistic?

    by NIGHTWINGKEN

    no shit? You guys realize that Comics and movies made about comics are escapist fantasy? I was like when "Thor" came out, they had to find a way to explain his universe. It has worked for a very long time, He is Thor and he is the God Of Thunder. Superman can fly...none of this stuff works in real life (much like video games, romantic comedies, love stories or some pornos).

  • I'm not a comic book fan, just a movie fan. Because of Burton's Batman and Nolan's Batman, I give all comic book films a chance. So I check out the trailers, and sometimes watch the films. Batman exists in a sub-genre, to me, of comic book heroes who are not fantasy. Same with Ironman. <p> These guys don't have magical powers like the ability to fly or to shoot laser beams out of their eyes. They are rich and have technology to help them. Captain America, from what I've seen (I'm sure a comic book fan will want to lend his expertise and contradict this) is trying to exist in reality. The friggin' trailer explains his super-strength in a scientific manner....so the filmmakers are trying to sell this as part of that sub-genre I described. This isn't Thor from another dimension....this is a skinny dude who supposedly has some genetic or biological enhancements. <p> If you guys want to claim the audience shouldn't expect any realism, then the filmmakers are to blame for that expectation.

  • July 16, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    I like Nolan's batman too but lets be honest....

    by whatevillurks

    The Dark Knight has bad internal logic. So none of the other school bus drivers radioed in and said a bus just pulled straight out of a bank? The Joker just happens to have a guy waiting with a bomb in him? So he expected to be captured? He knew the truck flip was coming? Two-Face doesnt die of an infection? One can go on and on.

  • July 16, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST

    So... comic book apologists unite!?

    by KnowItAllFromCali

    The kick looked silly. The rest was okay, but I have to agree with the comment about the guys with the flame throwers...were they even trying?

  • July 16, 2011, 1:33 p.m. CST

    @whatevillurks

    by KnowItAllFromCali

    I got the idea the whole incident played out in a short period of time. I don't think the other bus drivers would have had time or even noticed something was wrong. As for the other stuff you mentioned... Yes, he expected to be captured. No, he didn't know the truck flip was coming and I see no reason to think that he did. Two-Face might have died of an infection, given a little more time, but people actually do survive things like that on occasion. Nolan's film wasn't perfect, but it did set the bar pretty high. I don't expect Cap to be as good, but it should be entertaining.

  • July 16, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST

    bobo_vision

    by Come_ON

    for not being realistic? yes, as they aren't meant to be. Fantasy and all. Sorry there isn't enough realism for you, perhaps you should watch something that is meant to be realistic, as then you would have a valid gripe. But yes, getting upset that a movie based on a comic book isn't realistic enough is stupid and seems to point to a problem separating fiction from reality.

  • July 16, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    bobo_vision

    by Come_ON

    "If you guys want to claim the audience shouldn't expect any realism, then the filmmakers are to blame for that expectation." Nothing in the trailer really smacked of 'realism'. As much as I love Nolan's Batman films it really seems to have emboldened the 'everything has to be grim and realistic' crowd even where it doesn't belong.

  • July 16, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST

    come_on...I'm not upset that the movie doesn't look realistic

    by Bobo_Vision

    In fact...I'm not upset at all. You seem to be upset, however. I'm just giving my opinion about the clip shown. If my opinion about this makes you cry because comic books are the one thing that soothe the harsh reality of this world and you need to escape into the fantasy world where skinny losers are suddenly superheroes...then I apologize. I'm sorry, come_on. I truly am.

  • I was a comic book reader from a young age into adulthood. Even as a child, I preferred superhero stories that closely mirrored reality outside of the fantasy. It had to FEEL believable...and I've been preaching that here at AICN long before Nolan began his BATMAN BEGINS project. <P>--I think the BEST EXAMPLES of superheroes in live-action movies are THE DARK KNIGHT, IRON MAN, SUPERMAN 1 & 2, SPIDER-MAN 2, X-MEN 2, and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. (Animated THE INCREDIBLES is also excellent.) <P>--Maybe I overreacted to this latest clip (twice, above postings)...but it was the first time I had the feeling that THIS movie, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, crossed a line. And it's a line between fantasy and reality that I set for myself a very long time ago, before a number of you posters were even born. --I actually just finished watching trailer #2 and with that, I'm in love with the movie all over again. PG-13 or PG, it appears to be something that I can take my young son to see without seeing before hand, as I do try to be a good parent. --Just understand that....there are people in this world that KNOW the potential of this medium, even if Hollywood ra

  • July 16, 2011, 3:19 p.m. CST

    (accidental posting...so I will finish...)

    by JDanielP

    Just understand that...there are people in this world that KNOW the potential of this medium, even if Hollywood rarely does. --Thank goodness for the visionary directors and writers of the world.

  • Nolan, I told you to have some BALLS...and pull off a "DISTRICT 9" life-like gritty style with Superman assisting Gotham City...to bring in the Dark Knight, only to discover that Rupert Thorne is the true villain. SO MUCH POTENTIAL there. --I'm already picturing youtube.com video reactions in 2012 to THE DARK KNIGHT RISES...with clips of Heath Ledger as the Joker, asking, "What, did your balls just drop off?"

  • July 16, 2011, 5:01 p.m. CST

    bobo_vision

    by Come_ON

    I'm sorry you're so jaded and dead on the inside you cannot comprehend that a fantasy film isn't meant to be grounded in reality. I'm glad you're not upset by it, even though your posts do nothing but make it seem you are. I'm sure when you watched Star Wars you turned to your friend (we are going on the fantasy that you have any) saying "You DO KNOW that there is no sound in space right? GOD!" And then you wept softly as the emptiness swallowed you.

  • I would say that (cough) POWER RANGER choreography (cough) with obvious wire work will not fly for some audiences, which is obvious in the AICN talkbacks.

  • July 16, 2011, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Well put jdanielp

    by DoctorWho?

    "Why do fanboys require a realistic explanation of everything that happens in movies that are in no way meant to be realistic?"<p> It makes no sense whatsoever. People can suspend their disbelief over a skinny little twerp climbing in a sci-fi contraption and exiting a ripped, superhero-stud...yet the physics of Caps shield in action "irks" them. Choose your battles nerds.

  • July 16, 2011, 10:13 p.m. CST

    bladenite you don't disgrace their memory by being realistic

    by chien_sale

    I think it would be the opposite. Military I doubt respect the goofy stuff.

  • July 16, 2011, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Well ranting that a comic book movie looks too comic book like... check.

    by darthSaul666

    Really... Griping on realism? In a comic book movie?

  • It's been a while since I posted in a TB....

  • July 16, 2011, 11:52 p.m. CST

    More Intrigued by Hayley Atwell's Bio-Physics...

    by zinc_chameleon

    That woman can really hold her breath!

  • July 16, 2011, 11:56 p.m. CST

    come_on, I said I was sorry

    by Bobo_Vision

    Why are you so angry? I saw a South Park episode that said that dudes with anger like yours have small wieners. Is that what's bothering you?

  • July 17, 2011, 1:14 a.m. CST

    I accept DrWho's diagnosis.....

    by darthSaul666

    Some folks don't watch movies to enjoy them... They watch them to play a game I call Spot The Plot Hole.... Sad reality is if you win at Spot The Plot Hole your usually a douche bag...

  • July 17, 2011, 2:45 a.m. CST

    you guys are over-analyzing this 3 second clip

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    and a lot of you are off the mark if you ask me. It's simple. It's a little cheesy. The term cheesy was made for times like this.

  • July 17, 2011, 5:42 a.m. CST

    bobo_vision

    by Stalkeye

    Quote: "Annoyingly stupid bad guys just lining up to be killed by a guy in a flamboyantly gay and a hideously patriotic costume are the hallmarks of a really bad film. Jeebsus, now that was an over opinionated comment if ever. Hmm, what's more flamboyant, A guy who's costume represents the Flag of the United States or A guy with "Big red boots and a bright red cape"? I give you props for the Ryan Dunn Obit, but you really don't have a clue when it comes to Cap. If I didn't know any better I wouldv'e thought you were that Johhny Destructo guy. I'm gonna reserve judgement until i see the movie within it's entirely. However, so far it has potentual to be decent if not good. Can't be as bad as Green lantern, no?

  • July 17, 2011, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Opinions about movies

    by Bobo_Vision

    It's what I do here.

  • If you can't get past the fact that these movies arent realistic, that the "science" on display isnt really possible and is therefor the equivalent of magic, then they just arent for you. Thats totally okay, but you seem to be extremely worked up over movies you have no interest in in the first place. None of the marvel-based movies should have anything in common with Nolan's Batman. Other than the spiffy costumes of course. The fact is, most of these characters couldn't exist in the (completely made up, but still familiar) world that Nolan created. So just skip em. Or simply watch them on basic cable in a couple years once the hype has died down. And there is no doubt that you WILL hate the Avengers, regardless of its critical/commercial success/failure. And damit, thats okay.

  • Just a thought.

  • dahveed....if that is what you and the others in this talkback would prefer, then AICN is not the website for you. Log out, and go home. This is a website where news about movies is given months and months in advance, and people form opinions about those movies and share them here in the talkbacks. If this is too upsetting for you and the others, then this website is not for you. The nerd rage is strong for this one if you guys feel the need to launch personal attacks against anyone whose opinion differs. <p> Your beloved hero Captain America is defending the American ideals, one of which is freedom of speech. If you cannot take it, then don't read anymore Captain America talkbacks until the movie comes out....'cause I'm gonna keep voicing my opinions.

  • July 17, 2011, 5:13 p.m. CST

    calm down there bobo

    by dahveed1972

    and of course you're free to continue voicing your opinion on the talkback. it just wont, by definition, be an INFORMED opinion. i mean, we're all just speculating here, so theres no reason to get all worked up. yoga works for me. its all in the breathing.

  • July 17, 2011, 5:18 p.m. CST

    as far as the trailer goes, there was good and bad.

    by dahveed1972

    i liked some of the shield stuff, but him waiting several seconds for it to drop from the sky seems like a lousy technique. and the wire fu on display after he kicks the guy is reminiscent of mostly bad movies. im still mostly psyched for this, but wont be shocked if its like a lot of johnston's previous, less-than-great work. And no, rocketeer-level quality will NOT cut it this time. Although, at least physically, the female costar is slightly remeniscent of what was best about the rocketeer, so ill take that as a good omen. Nothing we've seen so far makes this movie a slam dunk classic or a middling POS. Ive decided to be cautiously optimistic.

  • July 17, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    dahveed...I'm sorry

    by Bobo_Vision

    I'm sorry that your wiener is tiny like come_on's.

  • July 17, 2011, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Is there anyone else here....

    by Bobo_Vision

    ....that would like me to apologize for the fact that they have a tiny wiener? Speak now or forever hold your peace. I'm issuing apologies to all the tiny wiener folk today.

  • July 17, 2011, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Howard Stark's age

    by dahveed1972

    So he was in his late 50's when he knocked up tony's mom?

  • July 18, 2011, midnight CST

    Have you guys seen the Avengers trailer yet

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    Cap punches a punching bag 20 feet across the room. OMG WTF UNREAL ENGINE 2 PHYSICS LOL>??!!?!

  • July 18, 2011, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Captain America tracking: high 40's opening weekend

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    I guess it CAN be worse than Green Lantern!

  • July 18, 2011, 5:48 a.m. CST

    @bladenite -- Jack Kirby actually DID fight in Europe in WWII.

    by Dennis_Moore

    And he created Cap, along with Joe Simon. Hardly disgraceful, considering the character's origins.

  • July 18, 2011, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Go read the current Cap comics. They depict

    by Dennis_Moore

    Cap fighting in a realistic version of WWII on the front lines.

  • July 18, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST

    POST CREDITS LEAK!!! AVENGERS TRAILER!!!

    by Nix

    http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2011/07/18/captain-america-post-credits-scene-leaks-online-teases-the-avengers/