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Sunday, April 06, 2014

Captain America and the Mad Hatter

*** Beware: a spoiler below for Captain America: The Winter Soldier ****

I've not yet seen the movie but hope to soon. I've been a fan of Captain America since I was a little kid reading Marvel comics, and I like the film version of him even more. This second edition of the series looks like it will be interesting, given the political anti-ends-justify-means theme of the story (think the opposite of Zero Dark Thirty) ... from Mother Jones: "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Is About Obama's Terror-Suspect Kill List, Say the Film's Directors ...

[...] "[Marvel] said they wanted to make a political thriller," Joe Russo, who directed the film with his brother Anthony, tells Mother Jones. "So we said if you want to make a political thriller, all the great political thrillers have very current issues in them that reflect the anxiety of the audience...That gives it an immediacy, it makes it relevant. So [Anthony] and I just looked at the issues that were causing anxiety for us, because we read a lot and are politically inclined. And a lot of that stuff had to do with civil liberties issues, drone strikes, the president's kill list, preemptive technology"—all themes they worked into the film, working closely with screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely ...

Some backstory ... in the first Captain American film, Steve Rogers tried to join the army to fight the Nazis (WWII) with his best friend, Bucky Barnes, but he was rejected as too frail and sickly ....



Later, he participated in an experimental super-soldier procedure that made him much stronger ...



And he became Captain America and did fight alongside his friend till a tragic accident ended Bucky's life ...



Or did it? ;) In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the Winter Soldier referenced is a mysterious masked assassin who surprisingly turns out to be Bucky. A clip showing the Winter Soldier ...



The reason I bring up the Winter Soldier is that the actor who plays him is more familiar to me as the Mad Hatter from Once Upon a Time. Here he helps the evil queen travel via his hat's magic to Wonderland :) ...


3 Comments:

Anonymous Victor said...

Hi again Crystal!

I've also not seen Captain America yet but i hope to go see it soon with my wife. I've been a fan of Captain America ever since I last saw "The Avengers" with a few of our grandchildren and the movie literally got a standing Ovation after it finished. Long story short, the only comics that I read in the late sixties/ seventies was Super Man comics. Believe it or not, I had a few hundred of these Canadian 2 cent Super Man comic before I got married. While growing up with our five daughters, I stored all of these comics in our attic in hope that they might someday increase in value but longer story shorter, I guess that some of our babysitters needed them more than we did.

Hey Crystal, i had another dream last night and thought that maybe you might be interested in hearing about it and.........................

AND GIVE "IT" UP victor! You don't thing for a minute that these magic Crystals are going to allow any of your propaganda here do YA NOW? Listen victor! Crystal's magic blog is not a blog like
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2014/04/05/what-kind-of-story-is-this/

http://www.splendoroftruth.com/curtjester/2014/03/the-weekly-francis-volume-52-30-march-2014/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/theanchoress/2014/03/31/on-finding-a-more-useful-word-than-homophobia/

http://timeforreflections.blogspot.ca/2014/04/history-tudors_3.html

where YA can say just about anything and............................

END YA SAY sinner vic! DON'T BE LIKE THAT! BE NICE NOW!

Go figure brothers and sisters in Christ nowadays? :)

Sorry! Until next time! (LOL!?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lp7FtJXp7k

God Bless Peace

11:23 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Victor,

I used to read Spider-man comics too and also liked the Avengers movie. Thanks for the links :)

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Victor said...

That would be an interesting movie seeing all these characters together. :)

I hear YA! Only in a SF ring Victor! (lol)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_3Qdo2fx7g

Peace

5:59 PM  

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