If you're up for listening to three middle-aged nerds talk about Marvel movies, this week's episode of the Nerdmudgeon podcast is now available, listen here or on your favorite platform! I'm extremely excited about this one as it features our retrospective on "Captain America: Winter Soldier" which, spoiler alert, is one of my all-time favorite super-hero films.
I very much hope you enjoy it if you're so inclined to give it a listen!
Great open with Captain America under arrest in the elevator. Top sequence in any movie. I don’t think Captain America caps anyone but Nazis and Hydra in the movies. Which to me also goes to his siding with Bucky. Captain America recognizes that he is also a product of the powers that be and sympathizes with those who are caught in their wake.
The shield works as a prop and weapon. The way it’s incorporated is brilliant. Part defense, part offense, part riding board. Always in hand. Love how it’s used throughout.
The team-building is great. As a man out of time (Elvis Costello), Cap rallies people to the basics. His approach isn’t simply “punch them all.” He holds to his mantra: “I hate bullies.”
As for the algorithm on the Helicarriers? My dad was a technician on a nuclear submarine during the Cuban Missile Crisis. His job was to insert loom cards that could launch torpedoes in case human operators were either physically or mentally incapacitated. While the precision might be far-fetched, the concept was not new. “Star Trek: Into Darkness” did same with both the hive swarm and the fight for the station core.