The Big Picture: Who's Afraid of Captain America?

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Who's Afraid of Captain America?

This week, MovieBob rants about Captain America.

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Not to into this weeks one.

Seems very messy and all over the place.

Like you touched upon, people usually think of Americans as fat assholes and see Captain America as some sort of bragging. But isn't James Bond sort of like English bragging? Not sure if I understand my point, but whatever.

Also I'm afraid I'm not going to believe Chris Evans as Captain America. Sometimes I forget his name all together and call him Johnny Storm or Human Torch.

well, at least this week wasn't flame bait like last week (very mature bob)
but i loved how this one turned from a discussion about controversy and Captain America into
"Let's settle all world conflicts with Street Figher!"
XD

I agree. It didn't really get to the same depth as the halo analysis, which I think it really could have. I mean, it's Captain America. Bob even said it, he's always been deeper than people tend to give him credit for.

I was into it very strongly when we were going to go into Captain America's implications on the American stage until it started wandering off into other country's patriotism and making a Captain Brazil movie or whatever. I kind of get what he was doing there, but it didn't seem to have as much of a thesis behind it.

So to speak.

dt61:
Like you touched upon, people usually think of Americans as fat assholes and see Captain America as some sort of bragging. But isn't James Bond sort of like English bragging? Not sure if I understand my point, but whatever.

Also I'm afraid I'm not going to believe Chris Evans as Captain America. Sometimes I forget his name all together and call him Johnny Storm or Human Torch.

Duh. His name is Lucas Lee.

The funny thing is, those 'other' national superheros you mentioned were created by Americans

Side Note: Now that Gene Shalit is retiring, you better step up with your movie puns on Friday

All of these faces are creeping me out, Bob.

First off, it took us ages to get rid of that simple minded, simpering man-child Galaxy so kindly bought off of us, so no, we're not taking him back. Seriously, please keep him.

And secondly, I'd say that Britain does have 'superheroes', except they don't wear Spandex and have radioactive powers. Bob, I'll see you an Ironman and a Captain America and raise you a James Bond and a Sherlock Holmes!

National superhero, let me see, that would be Thor i think.

thespis721:

dt61:
Like you touched upon, people usually think of Americans as fat assholes and see Captain America as some sort of bragging. But isn't James Bond sort of like English bragging? Not sure if I understand my point, but whatever.

Also I'm afraid I'm not going to believe Chris Evans as Captain America. Sometimes I forget his name all together and call him Johnny Storm or Human Torch.

Duh. His name is Lucas Lee.

That's him in Scott Pilgrim right? I haven't seen it yet.

Felt a bit shortish...But still interesting though.

Not a bad one, but Superheroes are a very American Genre for the most part. Look how most of the Brits, barring Grant Morrison tend to write them, as parodies, or they turn them more mythic al la Gaiman (and even Morrison).

Scandinavia could have some sort of Norse god as a hero. Like maybe Thor. Wait...

The black and white faces should go.

"We already have enough opportunities to wave our... colours... around and be onoxious" would have been a little more entertaining, and more apt too, just in a figurative sense.
And we gave you Beckham because we didn't want him, Oliver still won't properly leave though. I dread the upcoming Sainsbury's christmas adverts...

OT: A little wishy-washy to be honest, but I see your points.

GoldenShadow:
The black and white faces should go.

He should at least reduce how much the uses them. Bob seems to just cycle through random faces whenever he doesn't have a related picture to show, and they creep me out!!

Ordinarily anything that was made in america and had the word america in it would annoy the hell out of me, but I actually really like captain america. There are alot of things I love about him as a character, most of all that he carries a shield instead of a weapon. Frankly I think, not only americans but, everyone can learn something from that.

I'm not sure if there are any note worthy Irish super heroes........unless there's one i don't know about in which case, would someone please fill me in.

Edit: if someone says Banshee I will be upset.

Check your data! A lot of your facts were fiction.

Also on the topic of faces. Maybe use the same one that has different poses that way its not like some creepy alien head that keeps shape changing based on the direction it looks in.

actually canada do have a super heroes squad, and it is in the marvel universe. they could make a movie out of it i guess...

it's alpha flight if you dont know what i'm talking about

Simple enough when the movie is released overseas just call it The First Avenger. Problem solved.

Japan has superheroes in spades

Not that familiar with Captain America, probably he haven't gotten a lot of attention here because of the normal assumptions mentioned in the video. Still, I like the idea of having one super hero per country, though I can't imagine anyone making a "Captain Norway" comic that would really work.

Solving wars with one on one fights? Well, it is not exactly a new idea, but it would be really nice if it became a norm. However, if you take some recent American wars as an example, I can hardly see how Saddam would agree to step down or Bush would agree to just leave it alone if their representative lost the fight.

Also, if a genetic freak who became vastly superior to everyone else was born, wouldn't his country practically rule the world?

I can't imagine this working for my country (Sweden) for a bunch of reasons
For one, the Swedish flag looks ridiculous enough on a pole, on a superhero suit it would be horrid.
Also, we Swedes aren't much for bragging or patriotism, so it's not really in our nature.
3rd, we recently had a nationalistic party voted in to parliament, and are very touchy about anyone proclaiming to fight "for the Swedish way of life" or anything like that, so anyone trying to make "Capitan Sweden" would probably be viewed as a semi-Nazi right now.

However, a hero embracing the Swedish way of life would probably be called "Lagom-mannen" (The man who is not to much, nor to little) and would in a non-confrontational way, explain why crime does not pay, then carefully rehabilitate criminals in to society

Like the idea of the one-on-one duel to settle differences between countries. Very Homer's Iliad.

That said, I don't know but I think this week's was a bit of a meh episode, for a series that I really think has yet to get going I just want my interest to be piqued a little more.

Keep it going though Bob, there's good potential here.

This week, MovieBob rants about Captain America.

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Hollywood's not going to make an Alpha Flight or Captain Canuck movie, and the National Film Board of Canada sure as hell can't afford to fund one.

So head on over to hollywood and start trying to convince the studios that americans care enough to watch these movies about characters you couldn't even name, Bob. :\

-m

Please, keep them! PLEASE! In fact, have Gordon Ramsay too!
We don't want them!
OT: I also want a Union Jack movie, it'd be awesome. Have him played by Jason Statham! That would be awesome!

Ohhh no no no, you can keep becks...
And Jamie Oliver... that man ruined my school canteen single handedly.

Please, keep them... or re-open some of those rendition camps and keep them there...

Varya:
I can't imagine this working for my country (Sweden) for a bunch of reasons
For one, the Swedish flag looks ridiculous enough on a pole, on a superhero suit it would be horrid.
Also, we Swedes aren't much for bragging or patriotism, so it's not really in our nature.
3rd, we recently had a nationalistic party voted in to parliament, and are very touchy about anyone proclaiming to fight "for the Swedish way of life" or anything like that, so anyone trying to make "Capitan Sweden" would probably be viewed as a semi-Nazi right now.

However, a hero embracing the Swedish way of life would probably be called "Lagom-mannen" (The man who is not to much, nor to little) and would in a non-confrontational way, explain why crime does not pay, then carefully rehabilitate criminals in to society

You know, being from Sweden too, the only real swedish superhero I could think of was:

Yes, Bamse. For you who don't know( and I'm guessing that's a lot of you):
Bamse is a swedish cartoon bear created for TV who gets super-human(super-bear?) strength by drinking honey, using his powers to help others. And he has a comic, too!

Seriously, who needs another swedish superhero? We got Bamse. ;]

We don't want Becks back. The best day in this country was when we got rid of him.

Sidetracked episode is sidetracked.

On a more serious note. I WISH we Swedes had a national hero. I mean techincally Thor is, but come on, that suit is just so horribly ugly it makes my eyes bleed. And what's with the winged helmet?

Orthon:

*snip*

Seriously, who needs another swedish superhero? We got Bamse. ;]

And Bamse doesn't count I'm afraid. My Belgian friend once told me "The only thing I know about Sweden is you have a cartoon hero called Bamse the communist bear". So taht sort of goes to show what the world thinks of him.

Anyway. I still like to hear Bob muse about whatever so I appreciated the episode. Not as good as most game overthinker eps he's done. But still, solid and entertaining. At least I learned a bit about captain america. And history is always fun...

Ok the faces are annoying.
Also the episode was quite dull.

What happens when a country with a lot of money starts genetically enhancing its champions for this method of settling arguments lets say for example, America. Also, once America has been thrashed by Trinidad and Tobago won't they just decide to invade anyway?

Also, we don't want Beckham back but thanks for offering.

I like your Idea but i rather they go by mortal kombat rules http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1mZVaV8mVY

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