Check Out The UK Version Of Captain America 2's To-Do List

Check Out The UK Version Of Captain America 2's To-Do List

Captain America 2 To Do list UK version

Apparently, Captain America still hasn't listened to the biggest band in the history of forever.

Warning: Mild spoilers below.

It might be called Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but Marvel knows which side its bread is buttered on, and that side is of course "massive international ticket sales." So it is that as the critically lauded sequel makes its way through theaters worldwide, audiences will be treated to a subtle, localized version of the film tailored to a specific country's tastes.

Luckily, this won't be anything as absurd as the extraneous, plot-unrelated footage shot exclusively for Chinese audiences in Iron Man 3. Rather, it's a riff on the charming joke in which Steve Rogers pulls out a notebook to reveal a to-do list of things he needs to watch/listen to/eat in order to catch up with 21st century culture, first seen a few weeks back when the first 10 minutes of the film appeared online.

In the American version of The Winter Solider, his notebook entires are: I love Lucy; Moon Landing; Berlin Wall (up & down); Steve Jobs (Apple); Disco*; Thai Food; Star Wars/Trek; Nirvana (band); Rocky (Rocky II); and Troubleman (soundtrack). As you can see here, the UK version, voted on by British film fans, replaces I Love Lucy with Sherlock, Berlin Wall with The Beatles, Steve Jobs with the 1966 World Cup Final, and Disco with Sean Connery.

I kind of feel bad for British Captain America. Apparently he's only taking suggestions from people who have only the most pedestrian knowledge of recent cultural history. Specifically, while I love Sherlock, I find it impossible to believe someone recommended that to Steve before Doctor Who?. (Especially since the Doctor occupies a space in British pop culture similar to Star Trek in the US.) Don't worry Cap, if we run into each other I'll make sure you get a few deeper recommendations, I swear.

Other countries' lists are, obviously, similarly tailored - fans are already reporting that Korean audiences will see Oldboyin Cap's notebook. If you're outside the US and you've already seen The Winter Soldier let us know in comments how the list looks where you are. In the meantime, while we Americans wait for our chance to see it later this week, I'll ask again: do we think Captain America will end up being a Star Wars fanatic, or a trekkie?

Source: Empire.

* I still think it says "Pisco," not "Disco," but the consensus is that I'm wrong. I'll add that Disco is a perfectly cromulent recommendation - yes, har har, cheap laugh and all that, but disco was a far more diverse genre than we misremember it today. And besides, Giorgio Morder is a musical genius who was light years ahead of his time. If Steve Rogers ends up defending liberty to the tune of "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone," then the world wins.

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Ahhh that explains a lot. I did wonder in the cinema why the '66 world cup final was on Caps list. Though it is pretty clever to do this kind of thing for each contry.

One question though....will the notebook be in each different countries language or just in English? I feel the joke might be lost on some places if this is the case.

Thanks for posting it, I wasn't able to read all the entries when I watched the movie. It may have different entries here, but I remember reading Rocky and Star Wars/Trek. :D

wooty:
One question though....will the notebook be in each different countries language or just in English? I feel the joke might be lost on some places if this is the case.

It was in English here (Argentina), and it wasn't subtitled either, so probably not. They are mostly names though, so it shouldn't be that much of a problem.

wooty:
One question though....will the notebook be in each different countries language or just in English? I feel the joke might be lost on some places if this is the case.

Well, i somehow doubt that the Japanese version will feature a list of anime and idols.

Sherlock? Eh Fine. Don't see how this is of greater importance to the Cap then seeing the Berlin Wall but whatever.

1996 World Cup? Really? Correct me if I'm wrong, but Football is not that popular in the states right? And it replaces Steve Jobs? I'm sorry, but that man has had a far greater cultural impact then the entire histroy of football (Soccer).

Berlin Wall is replaced by The Beatles? Could they not have fit both on the list? Take out Sherlock maybe? I'd imagine as a combatant in WW2, he'd be more interested in the aftermath of the war then pop bands.

It's an extremely minor gripe, but I think a list relevant to an american would make more sense within the context of this movie and at that, one tailored to someone who missed out on 70+ years of cultural and historical developments. This "nudge nudge wink wink" list feels like a missed opportunity for some subtle character development.

That isn't to say The Beatles couldn't be on the list.

EDIT: I just want to emphasise that this in no way will affect my judgement on the film. It just seems awkward.

EDIT EDIT: Looking back on it, maybe Sherlock works. If this was released some other time I'd get a chuckle if it said Breaking Bad or The Wire, so maybe it's just this particular reference is lost on me.

Watched it last night, in Norway, and the list here was the american since it had I love Lucy on it.

Neat little thing to do I guess. :p

Not for me personally but for a brit the 66 world cup has way more relevance than Steve Jobs. That's not to say I have any time for Steve Jobs. One thing I did notice though was the...

made me giggle a little.

Ragsnstitches:
Sherlock? Eh Fine. Don't see how this is of greater importance to the Cap then seeing the Berlin Wall but whatever.

1996 World Cup? Really? Correct me if I'm wrong, but Football is not that popular in the states right? And it replaces Steve Jobs? I'm sorry, but that man has had a far greater cultural impact then the entire histroy of football (Soccer).

Berlin Wall is replaced by The Beatles? Could they not have fit both on the list? Take out Sherlock maybe? I'd imagine as a combatant in WW2, he'd be more interested in the aftermath of the war then pop bands.

It's an extremely minor gripe, but I think a list relevant to an american would make more sense within the context of this movie and at that, one tailored to someone who missed out on 70+ years of cultural and historical developments. This "nudge nudge wink wink" list feels like a missed opportunity for some subtle character development.

That isn't to say The Beatles couldn't be on the list.

EDIT: I just want to emphasise that this in no way will affect my judgement on the film. It just seems awkward.

EDIT EDIT: Looking back on it, maybe Sherlock works. If this was released some other time I'd get a chuckle if it said Breaking Bad or The Wire, so maybe it's just this particular reference is lost on me.

Seeing as he writes down Troubleman because a random guy recommends it to him, I wouldn't say it's too far-fetched to assume that the rest of the list was written in the same way - 1966 World Cup Final could easily have just been an English co-worker who tells him it's the most important thing in the world, and the same with Beatles, Sherlock, and everything else.

I think it's clever, from what we see of the version in "The Avengers" he wasn't getting out much. Just training for what little you saw of him before his talk with Fury so if after when the movie ended he decided to go out and see the world a bit, one page would hardly do for a few decades on ice.

Ragsnstitches:
1996 World Cup? Really? Correct me if I'm wrong, but Football is not that popular in the states right? And it replaces Steve Jobs? I'm sorry, but that man has had a far greater cultural impact then the entire histroy of football (Soccer).

Really? I'm not that big on football myself, but are you seriously suggesting a man who is mostly known for overpriced hipster products* has had more cultural impact than a sport that among other things led to a (small) war, served as a symbol for a nation recovering from devastating defeat in WW2 and in general is one of the most watched and visited sports in the world? Really?

*I'm aware he has had a big influence on several major developments in technology, but still...

Darth Sea Bass:
Not for me personally but for a brit the 66 world cup has way more relevance than Steve Jobs. That's not to say I have any time for Steve Jobs. One thing I did notice though was the...

made me giggle a little.

Didn't notice the notebook, just that he wrote the soundtrack down.
Maybe that's a reason to go rewatch it? :P
nah, maybe not.
Finland reporting in by the way!

But just as my quoted friend here points out, be alerted for the easter egg in the cemetary!

I guess Doctor Who would raise hopes of traveling back, then crush them when he finds out Santa the Doctor isn't real (though a crossover would be fun).

Subatomic:

Ragsnstitches:
1996 World Cup? Really? Correct me if I'm wrong, but Football is not that popular in the states right? And it replaces Steve Jobs? I'm sorry, but that man has had a far greater cultural impact then the entire histroy of football (Soccer).

Really? I'm not that big on football myself, but are you seriously suggesting a man who is mostly known for overpriced hipster products* has had more cultural impact than a sport that among other things led to a (small) war, served as a symbol for a nation recovering from devastating defeat in WW2 and in general is one of the most watched and visited sports in the world? Really?

*I'm aware he has had a big influence on several major developments in technology, but still...

Okay, it was bit too hyperbolic...

I still think Steve Jobs is more significant then the 1996 World Cup, and more relevant to an american then Football, but yeah, he's probably not that significant compared to the entire historical and cultural impact of Football.

So, point taken.

Guffe:

Darth Sea Bass:
Not for me personally but for a brit the 66 world cup has way more relevance than Steve Jobs. That's not to say I have any time for Steve Jobs. One thing I did notice though was the...

made me giggle a little.

Didn't notice the notebook, just that he wrote the soundtrack down.
Maybe that's a reason to go rewatch it? :P
nah, maybe not.
Finland reporting in by the way!

But just as my quoted friend here points out, be alerted for the easter egg in the cemetary!

That bit alone probably not justification to go see again, the fact it's a bloody good film anyway definitely justification :D

Unless you didn't dig it.

I'm French and we got the mighty Daft Punk on Cap's to-do list.
Such attention to detail and care for what the customer wants are part of what makes this movie great.

Ragsnstitches:

I still think Steve Jobs is more significant then the 1996 World Cup, and more relevant to an american then Football, but yeah, he's probably not that significant compared to the entire historical and cultural impact of Football.

So, point taken.

Assuming here, that it was 4 items picked for each region, then randomly inserted in the space, rather than A is equal to B is equal to C, so they all go in position 1 for thier region

'Especially since the Doctor occupies a space in British pop culture similar to Star Trek in the US' Where the hell did you get this from? Apart from for small children, the doctor is almost absent from pop culture here in the UK. Sherlock is more popular, but if you really want to talk about popular TV over here there's a long list of 'reality' programmes to choose from. I guess they're not in nerd culture though.

Hmm.

No Top Gear on that list. Cap, i am disappointed in you.

Obligatory Beatles of course though.

Top Gear woud not help him to get up to speed, 1 of them is stuck in a time before WW2, other hates any new things, and the last only cares about 911, the car.

This makes no sense at all, he's an American man working for an American company in America helping Americans do American things in order to protect America. Why would American characters be giving him recommendations outside of their more common country specific widely agreed upon pop culture.

Just another example of dumb marketing gimmicks intruding on films where they don't belong. I hope the bluray version has the default American list at least.

I have to say that seeing '1966 World Cup' on the list did strike me as pretty odd. But it made a lot more sense when I considered that Agent Peggy Carter is English. Probably harder to apply similar logic to the other variants.

As an aside, Winter Soldier is my favourite MCU movie after the Avengers. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

LazyAza:
This makes no sense at all, he's an American man working for an American company in America helping Americans do American things in order to protect America. Why would American characters be giving him recommendations outside of their more common country specific widely agreed upon pop culture.

Good point. As an American, I know and like absolutely nothing about pop culture created worldwide. Especially pop culture that had a big impact here. Oldboy? What is that, the sequel to the Golden Girls? And Daft Punk who? This is especially proved true by the fact that no one in America like Sherlock.

I watched this in the UK and didn't get that list, I got the american version and I'm glad; I would have found it jarring that Cap was recommended a bunch of British stuff over american stuff.

schrodinger:
Hmm.

No Top Gear on that list. Cap, i am disappointed in you.

Obligatory Beatles of course though.

I was surprised and a little disappointed at the absence of Shakespeare and Tom Baker.

Only a little, though - I love the effort they went to here. Cracking stuff!

Barbas:

I was surprised and a little disappointed at the absence of Shakespeare

Sorry to disappoint but, they did have Shakespeare back in Cap's day. In fact, 'they' have had Shakespeare since the sixteenth century.

All in all I actually felt a little patronised by this. Why on Earth would Cap be interested in the 1966 soccer world cup final? I'm speaking as a Brit myself by the way. About the only alteration on the 'Brit-list' that made sense was the addition of the Beatles. It could at least have been made a little funnier by putting a question mark after Sean Connery's name, like he'd heard him mentioned but had no idea who he was (because of course he wouldn't).

LazyAza:
This makes no sense at all, he's an American man working for an American company in America helping Americans do American things in order to protect America. Why would American characters be giving him recommendations outside of their more common country specific widely agreed upon pop culture.

Just another example of dumb marketing gimmicks intruding on films where they don't belong. I hope the bluray version has the default American list at least.

SHIELD is an international organisation that is dedicated to protecting the entire world. Your argument is flawed.

He's an American man working for an international organisation to protect the world. His colleagues won't all be American (In fact, Black Widow, the closest thing he has to a partner in this film is Russian or easter European - I'm not sure).

The bluray will likely be based on whatever region it's sold in.

Your post makes you look like a xenophobe.

As for the Sherlock entry, I believe there was a vote on Radio Times for which TV show should appear. Sherlock beat Doctor Who by a small margin.

Gerishnakov:

Barbas:

I was surprised and a little disappointed at the absence of Shakespeare

Sorry to disappoint but, they did have Shakespeare back in Cap's day. In fact, 'they' have had Shakespeare since the sixteenth century.

All in all I actually felt a little patronised by this. Why on Earth would Cap be interested in the 1966 soccer world cup final? I'm speaking as a Brit myself by the way. About the only alteration on the 'Brit-list' that made sense was the addition of the Beatles. It could at least have been made a little funnier by putting a question mark after Sean Connery's name, like he'd heard him mentioned but had no idea who he was (because of course he wouldn't).

I know, but they keep talking about him there like he died only yesterday. He's pretty much walking around and gesticulating in a lot of classrooms.

I'll admit to thinking it was a localised thing when it came to the 1966 World Cup final. But also thought that possibly he's interested in it due to the England Vs. Germany angle. Didn't see Sherlock but it really make no sense also Star Trek has very similar cultural impact in this country as the USA. Doctor Who since it returned is way more readily accepted to the point I know of few people who have not watched it and very few who belittle it.

As for Football in general nothing has had a greater impact globally in terms of sport even if like myself you don't particularly care for it it's a fact. Go into any developing country and give them a football and a kick about will soon occur. Give them an apple computer and most won't know how to work it. I know that doesn't resonate in US for whatever reason but Football is the global sport by a long long way.

Darth Sea Bass:

Guffe:

Darth Sea Bass:
Not for me personally but for a brit the 66 world cup has way more relevance than Steve Jobs. That's not to say I have any time for Steve Jobs. One thing I did notice though was the...

made me giggle a little.

Didn't notice the notebook, just that he wrote the soundtrack down.
Maybe that's a reason to go rewatch it? :P
nah, maybe not.
Finland reporting in by the way!

But just as my quoted friend here points out, be alerted for the easter egg in the cemetary!

That bit alone probably not justification to go see again, the fact it's a bloody good film anyway definitely justification :D

Unless you didn't dig it.

I liked the movie alright!
Good spy stuff going on, the bad guys being twitchy and twisty as they always are against Cap, action scenes were good. Best part was on the boat when they filmed Scarlett just walking away from the camera, and the cameraman knew exactly where to aim :D

But yes, I enjoyed the film a lot!
But to pay twice it should be something extrodanary, as I can remember the only movie I've seen twice in theather is Django Unchained.

Australia's substituted list had AC/DC, Steve Irwin, Tim Tams and Skippy the Bush Kangaroo.

 

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