As the 2nd Captain America solo film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier prepares to launch this weekend, I thought it would be fun to see how this most patriotic of Marvel heroes has progressed throughout the years in film. He’s been one of the most popular Marvel comic book characters since his introduction in 1941. So, it’s only natural that there have been several attempts to dramatize Captain America in movies and television. CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE SERIAL – 1944 – As you’ll see in the trailer below, our hero seems more like a super cop trying to bring down the … Continue reading Captain America Films, Good & Bad
PLOT SUMMARY … Andrew Ryan is a typical kid who deals with school bullies, missed assignments, a jerk of an older brother, and divorced parents. He dreams of some day rising above it all and fighting alongside his superhero idol, Defender. When Defender is captured and killed by his nemesis, Mangus, his powers are transferred to Andrew. This sets up the ultimate kid-becomes-a real-live-superhero story. There is plenty of jaw smashing action to be had as the kid, Smash, takes on Mangus and other foes. Along the way, our hero struggles to find the right balance between his life as awkward … Continue reading This Book is a SMASH!