Imagine If: Captain America, Release Date 1946

Imagine if Hollywood had released tent-pole comic-book movies starring their iconic characters around the time of the source material’s release date. For the purposes of this experiment, we will say that a movie would be released 5 years after the introduction of the character, and only movies that have been made would be made.

 

800px-Burt_Lancaster_-_publicity_1947Steve Rogers/ Captain America-Burt Lancaster

Known for his blue eyes, all-American good lucks and rugged physique, Lancaster was literally a former circus acrobat, so Marvel Studios was upping the ante, bringing a higher level of action to the roles.

 

 

 

 
RobtBlake1944Bucky-Robert Blake

Former Little Rascal, Blake was known to audiences and had a certain tough guy charm about him, even at a young age. Roddy McDowell was also considered, but producers were not convinced he would be “tough enough.”

 

 

 
012-erich-von-stroheim-theredlistThe Red Skull-Erick von Stroheim

Hollywood silent film star, German auteur director, he was not afraid tobe the bad guy, having portrayed Rommel in Billy Wilder’s Five Graves to Cairo.

 

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Irrational Movie Review-Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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The Falcon was meh, I appreciate they used the Falcon, but would it kill somebody to have his costume at least pay some reference to the original. Felt Robert Redford was just there to cash his check.  Cap and Widow had great chemistry. And, way too much killing at the end.  My Captain America doesn’t let helicarriers with SHIELD agents on them plummet to the ground. I would have liked the action to be more Bourne-like, and it had moments. Really liked the last scene with Bucky. Still my favorite character/ franchise of the Marvel Cinematic U.

Rating: e

 

There are lots of reviews already out there, so instead of trying to replicate the cadence of a traditional movie reviews, we bring you Irrational Movie Reviews. Exactly 97 words, and rated on a scale from i (square root of -1), φ (approx. 1.61), e ( approx. 2.71) and π (approx. 3.14).