Just saw Captain America last night with Donna.
By far…it is now my FAVORITE superhero movie EVER!
Great page! I love the resolve that Nastajia is showing lately, but I also like the fact that she doesn’t feel obligated to bottle everything up, either, and relies on Alex more, now.
Also, yes, Captain America was a very well made movie. I wasn’t sure when they announced who would be playing the part, but I was very impressed with how well he handled the role. I look forward to seeing how the Avengers turns out, now.
Is it shameful to say that I liked Green Lantern just as much as Captain America? Even more, actually…?
Scott has good taste.
Scott has very good taste.
I’d just like to mention that the old “Beyond the Fourth Wall” forum has been mothballed due to inactivity (except for spammers). It’s still there, but all the forums are locked. My thanks to all the folks who made it an interesting place while it lasted — I see some of you are still active here. For those of you who never had the forum experience (before this site became a blog), you really should check out the fan-art section http://4thwall.240gl.org/viewforum.php?f=8 especially The Princess Bride http://4thwall.240gl.org/viewtopic.php?t=187 and zOMG!1 teh INternets LOL!
Yes. Thank you, Brett.
I’ve been meaning to make a blog post about this.
You’ve been kind enough to host the forum for almost 6 years now?
Yup… I enjoyed Captain America as well, even the parts they changed from the “original” history. I was fortunate enough to see it in the theaters (in 2D, thank goodness).
I got to see it in 3D myself, and I thought they did a good job with it. The biggest problem some movies have with 3D is that they do too much of the “Things pop out at you” effect. It works for an amusement park show, but not so much if you want to make it a mainstream thing.
Something I learned from my 3DS, and some movies including Captain America, is that 3D effects work a LOT better if you let it be a depth perception thing. If done right, you’ll forget it’s even in 3D until after the fact, or you start thinking about it during the show.
Think about Dreamland Chronicles for a minute. If you do too much of “Fire Breath into the audience! Arrows fly into the audience! More stuff pops out at audience!” It’ll just give you a headache. If however you did something like an aerial view of Ashendel, or something similar, you can let the 3D depth perception do it’s thing and give you a really cool visual where you can really see the scale of everything.
It’s like how HD currently will give a lot of detail on the foreground and give more seperation between the foreground and the background, except adding more depth to it instead of it being an obvious “here’s the part you’re supposed to see, and here’s the background”
Captain America was awesome! I can’t wait for the Avengers! Most superheromovies that Marvel make are great!
I REALLY enjoyed watching Captain America! Unlike Thor, the story was so much more realistic in its character development. In Thor, the hero goes from whiney, spoiled, arrogant brat to humble, selfless, hero in TWO DAYS?! Captain America’s character development, because it took place over a period of at least a year (maybe longer), is much more believable..
Yes, I recognize the whole thing is fantasy, so why would I want it to be realistic and believable? Believable characters are what allow us to relate and identify with them- pulling us into a story emotionally. So, no this isn’t like the guy who’s arguing the classic pitfall of “You can’t hear laser blasts in space!” while he wasn’t talking about realism when Yoda was pulling Luke’s X-wing out of the swamp. This is in regards to character development, not minute details. of the Marvel movies done so far, I felt that Thor was the only character who wasn’t given a great origin movie. Though Incredible Hulk had to pretend like the first movie never happened so they couldn’t go as deeply into his actual origins, I felt like this second movie was superb in creating a believable, identifiable character.
The Avengers looks awesome. You have to respect how they are tying all these details in together (It wasn’t until two days after I saw Captain America that I realized the Red Skull’s Valkyrie weapon- where Red Skull is imprisoned- was the same item that Loki was looking at at the end of Thor).
What? It’s the exact opposite! There IS no character development in Captain America, he’s a good guy before he gets his powers, and then after he does. There was no drama at the end, because we all knew that a guy like that would sacrifice himself, because that’s just how he was. Thor at least HAD character development, though I’ll agree it was way too fast for my liking.
Sorry for spoiler there- don’t read the above comment if you haven’t seen Captain America, I wasn’t thinking about that.
I haven’t seen Captain America yet but after such glowing reviews, I guess I have no choice. I LOVE Thor, perhaps because its the first superhero movie in years that hasn’t sucked IMHO, or in the case of the Batman and the X-Men films, doesn’t really appeal to me.
Seems to me that the only thing that would truly shake Nastajia is losing Alex.
I can’t believe I didn’t see this on my calendar until today: Happy belated birthday to Donna Sava! (If my calendar is accurate, her birthday was the 21st.)
I hope (and have no doubt) you did something nice for her, Scott!
Why do I sense his next sentence will start with “However…”?
I might be wrong… as usual… but all those superhero stories look so very much alike the early stages of development of a nation’s epic that a much braver man could’ve screamed.
Maybe some day in the distant future folks studying ancient literature will read in awe an ages old masterpiece called ‘Ninja Captain Superspider’ or some such. I really hope they’ll do.
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