March 04, 2011

First look at "Captain America's" Red Skull

Via Newsarama:

This certainly looks light-years better than the ridiculous Red Skull from the direct-to-video "Captain America" film from 1990:

And no wonder that flick went straight to video. It's hideous. Matt Salinger (maybe best known for his supporting role in "Revenge of the Nerds") is far from the Adonis-like person Steve Rogers should be (ugly, even), while the special effects are guffaw-inducing. And worst of all: The Red Skull is ... Italian??? I kid you not. One of comicdom's most insidiously evil Nazis is ... Il Duce Mussolini's right-hand man. And his accent couldn't be any lamer.

And the 1990 "Cap" features two of the biggest "YEAH, RIGHT!!" moments in the history of comic films. First, the Skull straps Cap onto an ICBM aimed at Washington DC ... and how does Cap stop this attack? He kicks the missile while it's descending to change its trajectory!! (Yeah, I know -- how did Cap even survive the missile's flight in the first place? But trust me -- the kick is funnier.) Second, after spending several decades frozen in icy suspended animation, once discovered by an intrepid Ned Beatty, what does Cap do? He pops right up and begins running down the road!! Yeah, no muscle atrophy whatsoever, let alone any questions as to what the hell happened to him!!

Here's the film's trailer:


Posted by Hube at March 4, 2011 05:28 PM | TrackBack

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Hube - check out the Nostalgia Critic's review of this film. You won't regret it.

Posted by: soapfiction at March 5, 2011 10:35 PM

"Second, after spending several decades frozen in icy suspended animation, once discovered by an intrepid Ned Beatty, what does Cap do? He pops right up and begins running down the road!! Yeah, no muscle atrophy whatsoever, let alone any questions as to what the hell happened to him!!"

Haven't seen the scene, but one of the canonical effects of the Super Soldier Serum is peak physical condition. Cap doesn't have to work out. His muscles don't atrophy or even really get tired.

Posted by: Jeff the Baptist at March 6, 2011 05:30 AM