Marvel Movie Minute Season Five • Captain America: The First Avenger • Minute 7

CATFA 007: A Return to Yggdrasil

In this minute of Joe Johnston’s 2011 film ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ Schmidt smashes the fake Tesseract then threatens the Tower Keeper with destruction of Tønsberg if he doesn’t help him. He nods to a bas-relief of Yggdrasil...

Episode Hosts: ,

Subscribe to the Marvel Movie Minute in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere else you find your favorite podcasts!

Support The Next Reel Family of Film Podcasts • Learn More or Subscribe Now: One-Reeler $1/mo or Two-Reeler $5/mo

Minute Seven: From Shattering the Tesseract to A Snake in the Roots

Joining us on the show today and all week, we have Kurtis Findlay from the Epic Marvel Podcast.

In the seventh minute of Joe Johnston’s 2011 film Captain America: The First Avenger

Schmidt, the bumbling fool, drops the Tesseract and shatters it! His lieutenant is shocked! But wait, what’s this? It was a fake?!??! That Schmidt turns out to be one smart cookie. And the Tower Keeper knew it all along. They know you don’t bury something like that.
We talk about Schmidt’s threat and the Tower Keeper’s almost-too-subtle gesture that tells Schmidt that it’s hidden in the bas-relief of Yggdrasil on the wall. But where?
Schmidt seems to know an awful lot about the world tree, and we do as well thanks to Thor last season. But turns out there are snakes in its roots. We talk a bit about the snakes and what they’re up to.
Schmidt seems to know what he’s looking for. Did he know all along and was fooling with the Tower Keeper? He zeroes right in on the snake head as he talks about Asgardian history.
He’s getting closer and closer to what he’s looking for. Tune in!
Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel’s Discord channel!

Film Sundries

We could do this all week.

Andy Nelson and Pete Wright pick up the Infinity Saga Phase I mantle with Captain America: The First Avenger one patriotic minute at a time. 

Andy Nelson

(He/Him)

Get Started with Past Seasons of the Marvel Movie Minute!