Captain America: The First Avenger might never compare to the taut thriller that Winter Solider ended up being, or the measured spectacle critics are calling Civil War, but it has one special moment. It’s a moment that changes Captain America from mere hunk of propaganda to a tragic hero. And it’s borrowed wholesale…
Whenever someone asks which of Marvel’s in-house productions has been the company’s best movie, I tend to answer Guardians of the Galaxy. Or I sagely nod along with the vox populi and point to the dramatic thrills of The Winter Soldier. But my heart wants to scream a totally different answer: The First Avenger.
The above trio of pop culture heroes aren't publicity stills from their respective franchises - they're actually incredibly skillful portraits by an artist known as Euclase. I, err... bu-wah?
The greatest science fiction movies don't just have cool ideas or an unforgettable story — they also have a distinctive visual style. And a lot of our favorite films reach back into the past, for retro visions of the future that look even cooler than ever, because they've become classic.
Relive the awesomeness of Captain America: The First Avenger, with some newly released concept art from artist Nathan Schroeder. It's chock full of 1940s death machines, mid-air combat, and weird science.
Long before anybody had seen a single frame of Star Wars, these luminous drawings were all anybody could see of George Lucas' vision for a thrilling space epic. These "dyelines" were created to show possible backers and studio executives something tangible.
This summer was like a battlefield of awesomeness, with a larger-than-average slew of superhero movies, action movies and escapist fare. Some films emerged victorious, while others fell by the wayside.
Captain America is a rousing, massively entertaining movie that's as much an old-school, earnest World War II epic as it is a modern superhero action movie. It also features a showstopping song-and-dance number and moments of surprising poignancy and emotion.
The Sentinel of Liberty finally hits the big screen on Friday — but how will Captain America's movie stack up to Thor?
We recently spoke with Captain America co-writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. They explained Cap's relationship with the Starks, how war vet experiences inform the movie, and whether Steve will get to really fight Nazis in the sequels.
Since it became clear that the cinematic Cap would be taking on the Red Skull and his terrorist organization HYDRA, people have asked why he isn't just fighting the Nazis themselves. The creative team have the answer to that question.
Will Captain America: The First Avenger still keep its patriotic title in foreign lands? There's been a lot of speculation as to whether overseas distributors would choose to shorten the movie's arguably way-too-long title. But now we know the score.
It happens almost every year: a movie comes out with a big budget and hot talent attached to it... and it fizzles horribly. Case in point: Speed Racer had a reported $120 million budget and made only $44 million domestically.
Captain America: The First Avenger did some late (and very public) shooting this weekend, and a familiar face shows up to greet Steve Rogers. Who is it? Put your star-spangled spoilers on!
Could this be the biggest movie summer of all time? It's sure looking like it. Almost every weekend features at least one, and maybe two or three, movies with a science fiction, fantasy or comics pedigree.
Nick Fury will be getting an awesome new female sidekick in The Avengers, according to Samuel L. Jackson. But who? And what cool female character from Avengers lore could director Joss Whedon be drawing on?
For those readers aspiring to be nefarious peons in a supervillain organization, this vintage Berliet military truck emblazoned with the HYDRA insignia from Captain America: The First Avenger should suffice nicely. Several HYDRA trucks are being auctioned off in March.
Here's the first photo of Captain America antagonist Johann Schmidt/The Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) brandishing the Cosmic Cube, that famed Marvel Universe artifact that offers power that's only constrained by its user's imagination.
There are more superhero films coming in 2011 than in the past few years put together — but will they all be cookie-cutter super-adventures, or something a bit wilder and more different? Could this be the year superheroes stretch out?