The new movie glosses over a controversial period of American history Marvel Entertainment In the opening scenes of Captain America: The First Avenger , the hero is discovered in present day after being frozen in ice since World War II. He slept right through Vietnam. But in the original comics, his awakening came much earlier. The movie plot focuses on Cap’s early years during World War II. Steve Rogers is a student from Brooklyn—a borough bracing itself for an invasion of Nazis, when it should probably worry more about the coming invasion of hipsters. After Rogers is turned away from military service because of his puny physique, he joins an experimental program involving “Super Soldier Serum” and “Vita-Rays,” which transforms him into the hero Captain America. World War II allows for the classic Cap of good against evil. Not only does he battle the Nazis, he also faces an even more threatening force, Red Skull, a one-man Axis of Evil. Malevolent villains worse than Nazis? I hate these guys . More On ‘Captain America’ Paramount/Marvel The Humble Charm of ‘Captain America’ Paramount/Marvel Nazis Make Lame Film Villains, in ‘Captain America’ and Beyond WB 5 Fatal Errors for Comic Book Movies… Read full this story
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