All those who chose to oppose his shield must yield..
It is bizarre that the new Captain America movie is hitting the silver screen at a time in America'a history when the country is on its knees. In 2 days time they reach the deadline for extending the debt ceiling. The country must choose between default on their loan repayments, massive cut backs on spending or raise the limit on the credit card and delay the inevitable. Either way, the future looks bleak. A default will have devastating repercussions for the world economy. Australia will not avoid the shock wave.
I grew up watching Captain America and the other Marvel super heroes on Saturday morning TV. So it was these 40 year old memories that formed the basis of my expectation of the new movie. I was not disappointed.
This movie is easily one of the best of its genre...and one of the most ironic. Set in a alternative WW2 history, Captain America is by nature a good guy who hates bullies and uses his powers to thump the evil Nazi Red Skull and spare the world from doom.
There are numerous references to the New World Order. Red Skull's aim is to evolve his race into super humans and rule the world through a scientific technocracy. He declares that he is leaving the rest of humanity behind. He loathes Captain America's fidelity to his country and his love of the flag. He says "There are no countries".
The sad reality is that Corporate America has adopted Red Skull's agenda...world domination through military technological superiority, weird animal/human hybrid gene splicing technology, destruction of national boundaries and trade barriers. And strangely enough, it was the commandeering of Nazi scientists at the end of the war through Operation Paperclip that has given the US the technological edge ever since.
As a movie, Captain America is captivating and inspiring. The character's superhero powers are cleverly developed without resorting to incredulous feats eg Hulk's flea jumping and Spiderman's stretching arms. The storyline nicely weaves in Tony Starck's (Ironman's) father as the genius behind the technology. The shield is cool. How they get from WW2 to modern day to make the upcoming Avengers movie possible, is brilliant. Not to be missed.