Finally saw Captain America and…
Everyone was right. It was a really decent movie. My brother goes to Bates College, and he asked me to wait to see it until he came down to Boston. We went to a matinee screening, so the theater was pretty empty and we could scream “Go, Joe!” as much as we wanted. We didn’t actually, but of course did in our heads. Here are my main take aways:
1. Isn’t Captain America supposed to be the most human of all the superheroes? He needs to eat something. I was starving just watching him run around every ten minutes. Get the man a sandwich.
2. The Simon and Kirby credit sucked. I sat there with my camera ready, waiting to take a photo when their names came up on the screen. I waited…and waited. Actors names, producers, camera men…still waiting. French pilot #1 and #2…All in bold let me add. And then they appeared in small print at the end.
All in all it was a really well done film, but I wish Marvel could have stayed consistent with their effort in honoring the two men who created this character. Yes, I may be more upset about this than anyone else, but I loved him, am proud of him, and will shout out his name to the world for as long as I can.
P.S How much does my brother look like a young Joe Simon? My grandfather’s genes run strong. Some may even say Cap strong.