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Put a "Cap" on American culture, ideals, values, and folklore too ... we're done.

Captain Amerika, maybe?

Captain America Not a 'Flag Waver' in Few Film!

Well, that's a relief, huh? After all, we're no better than any other country.

We sure don't want to insult any more people with American values, arrogance, and exceptionalism.

I'm sure the film will make big bucks outside the United States ... assuming people there will have any money to "go to the show" in 2011.

"You think this letter on my head stands for France?" - Captain America


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Jul. 21st, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
The Real Captain America is Dead, The one in the movie is a Leftist Impostor
In the 2006-2007 "Civil War" crossover, Captain America opposes mandatory federal registration of all super-powered beings, which he sees as an erosion of civil liberties for the superhero community, and leads the Anti-Registration faction and resistance movement. He becomes a fugitive and opposes the heroes of the Pro-Registration group, including his former friend Iron Man. He adopts the alias "Brett Hendrick", a mall security guard, to avoid government detection. As the War continues, Cap enlists the assistance of several figures with whom he would not choose to ally himself under normal circumstances, such as the Punisher and the Kingpin.
Captain America battles Iron Man during the climactic battle and has victory within his grasp when a group of civilians attempts to restrain him. Rogers realizes that he is endangering the very people he has sworn to protect. He then surrenders to the authorities and orders the Anti-Registration forces to stand down. As Rogers is led away in handcuffs, the Punisher retrieves Captain America's discarded mask.

The Death of Captain America

Following his surrender, Steve Rogers is indicted on multiple criminal charges. As he is brought to a federal courthouse, a sniper shoots him in the back. In the chaos that ensues, he is wounded three more times in the stomach and chest by Sharon Carter. Rogers is taken to a hospital, where he dies. The assassination, orchestrated by the Red Skull, involves Crossbones as the sniper and Dr. Faustus posing as a S.H.I.E.L.D. psychiatrist, who gives Carter a hypnotic suggestion to shoot Rogers at a crucial moment.

The superhero community is shaken by the assassination. The Punisher temporarily adopts a costume similar to that of Captain America, while Winter Soldier and Wolverine seek to avenge Rogers' death. The Winter Soldier steals Captain America's shield, and the Punisher provides him with the mask from Steve Rogers' uniform. Captain America is publicly laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, under a monument built in his honor. The body in Arlington is a fake: Tony Stark, accompanied by Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, returns Rogers' body to the Arctic where Rogers had been found years before. Namor attends the small private ceremony and vows no one will disturb the site.

Stark receives a letter containing Rogers' final requests: Stark should "save" Bucky, and that, despite his demise, the world still needs Captain America. Bucky accepts Stark's offer to take on the mantle of Captain America in exchange for a promise of complete autonomy from Stark. Bucky kept Steve Rogers' trademark shield, but donned a new costume and began carrying a pistol and knife. The Norse god superhero Thor communicates with Steve Rogers' spirit on the first anniversary of his death. Thor grants Steve a minute of silence, by using his powers to cut off all the electronic media in America for exactly sixty seconds.
Jul. 26th, 2010 04:32 pm (UTC)
Re: The Real Captain America is Dead, The one in the movie is a Leftist Impostor
Great stuff!

I'm going to have to go back to these posts to digest them properly when I have more time.

You gave us a lot of meat to chew on.

Jul. 21st, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
By the way ...
The beginning of the end of American Culture via Fictional Pop American Heros was portrayed in the 2010 Superman movie in which the creators of said film decided to delete the following part of his oath:

"And The American Way"

Still, I'm sure that on a warm summer night, there must still be a couple of kids sitting on a hill overlooking a small town in Kansas who stared at the stars and dreamed, "If Superman were real he'd show those Leftists, Liberals and Democrats what for." They would be dreaming, like every other kid who tucked a bath towel into their t-shirts and pretended to fly around the room, that Superman WAS real. And that if he somehow appeared and stood before them, right then, he would most definitely do the right thing because he was Superman. For he could "change the course of mighty rivers and bend steel bars in his bare hands", and then, as now, Superman was the symbol of truth, justice and the American Way.
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