Confabulat: So what's the foreign box-office expectations on a movie called "Captain America" anyway?
The English Major: Confabulat: So what's the foreign box-office expectations on a movie called "Captain America" anyway?I'm sure it'll be a big hit in the Middle East./the sad thing is, I don't even think even the government could come up with a stupid rationalization like the screenwriters have//USO performer...honestly
Old enough to know better: So in other words, some hack writers are going to fark up another iconic comic character.
Crudbucket: Because the government would never take high-profile soldiers and put them on a public relations tour.
legion_of_doo: THERE SHOULD BE NO GOT-DANG REASON TO RATIONALIZE CAP'N AMERICA'S OUTFIT.DOONT F***ING APOLOGIZE ABOUT OUR GOT-DANG FLAG, ASSHOLES./AMERICA, F*** YEAH!/CAps!!!one!eleventy!~!!!!
Sgt Otter: They actually did a good job with this in "The Ultimates," when he accompanies the 101st Airborne Division on an airborne assault against a Nazi research facility.The troopers in the 101st were rolling their eyes and making sarcastic remarks about his uniform, and his super-human exploits. They assume he's some actor whose newsreels are all faked to sell War Bonds.Needless to say, he wins them over.
GhostFish: That's a whole new concept and it's one that sounds pretty promising.No it doesn't."It was never in the comics," Johnston said, "because they didn't really need it. In comics, he puts on the costume and the reader just justifies because of the nature of the medium."Did people complain about or need justification for Superman's costume when the Christopher Reeve movies came out? No, because people know it's a damn comic book movie and they don't need every aspect of it grounded in reality. It's the story that's fantastic and beyond the need for complete explanation, not the medium. By trying to ground everything in reality you just end up wasting time and denigrate the characters you're trying to build up.
Old enough to know better: So in other words, some hack writers are going to fark up another iconic comic character created by a hack writer.
Fano: Also, in a link on that page: "New Sgt. Rock movie will not be set in WWII, some near future setting (new window)If they set the new Jonah Hex movie in the year 2015, the studios have my blood on their hands.
Alacritous: So it's a USO costume? okay.. I suppose.. but isn't Cap's uniform made of chainmail?
Unsung_Hero: If you're making a straight-up comic movie, then this decision is stupid.If you're trying to make a 'realistic' movie based on a premise from a comic... not so stupid.I still don't buy the idea of a super-soldier not being used because they only have one, though. What good is an unused weapon? Even MAD wouldn't work without Fat Man and Little Boy.
Bunnyhat: Do you A)Keep the gun safe until you can study what makes it different and working or B)Give it to one solider to use in the field?
Bunnyhat: Unsung_Hero: If you're making a straight-up comic movie, then this decision is stupid.If you're trying to make a 'realistic' movie based on a premise from a comic... not so stupid.I still don't buy the idea of a super-soldier not being used because they only have one, though. What good is an unused weapon? Even MAD wouldn't work without Fat Man and Little Boy.You've just made the most elite gun of all time.This thing does everything, it never misses, it can shoot an F-22 out of the air, Anti-tank shells the size of regular ammunition, can hit a pea sized target a mile away.Everything works. The problem is you've made a dozen weapons before this and another dozen after this using the same plans and they don't work.Do you A)Keep the gun safe until you can study what makes it different and working or B)Give it to one solider to use in the field?
Mentat: FTA: "The costume is a flag, but the way we're getting around that is we have Steve Rogers forced into the USO circuit. After he's made into this super-soldier, they decide they can't send him into combat and risk him getting killed. He's the only one and they can't make more. So they say, 'You're going to be in this USO show' and they give him a flag suit. He can't wait to get out of it."WTF?
solokumba: Let me just say that I do not read comic books. But if I did, I would not read Captain America.
Guntram Shatterhand: And it begins.Captain America is a flamboyant character. But he's been around for the better part of seventy years now and the costume is part of that. If the director has an issue with the outfit or the concept, there is an easy fix for this.Fire the director immediately. Because he has no idea what the hell he's doing. If Captain America and his outfit can exist in today's comic market and work, then it can work in movies. But the last thing you need is a director trying to justify the costume in some way.It's Captain farking America. Read some Brubaker, get off your high horse, and make the film. If you're judging the movie based on a costume, then you're not going to see it either way. So can it.
ruta: I know the article meant "out of the show" but I like having the excuse to post this bit of hilarity.
JoeJitsu: They need to have him riding a motorcycle (new window). That would be cool.
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