Marvel Movie Minute Season Five • Captain America: The First Avenger • Minute 18

CATFA 018: Schmidt’s Schmee is Whichcock?

In this minute of Joe Johnston’s 2011 film ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ Steve reveals to Dr. Erskine that he’s actually from Brooklyn. Steve finally gets the 1A stamp he’s been waiting for. Meanwhile, in the Austrian Alps, we meet Dr. Zola busy at work on the Tesseract for Schmidt. He’s not so sure his new gear can handle the cosmic cube though...

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

Erskine finds out Steve is actually from Brooklyn. Was this part of the test all along?

Steve finally gets that 1A stamp he’s been waiting for. What a great sigh Steve gives. We debate if it’s a Chris Evans sigh or a Leander Deeny sigh. Hard to tell. Regardless, it’s a great end to this scene.

The story shifts to the Austrian Alps where we find Schmidt in his mountain lair with Dr. Arnim Zola, his #2. The lair is a ridiculously impossible villain lair but we kinda love it. They work on harnessing the Tesseract energy but Zola’s a bit concerned. We chat about Toby Jones and his films, as well as the character history of Dr. Arnim Zola. It’s a big character change. Are we fine with this version?

What is Erskine doing though? Is this camera a key part of the Tesseract science? Or is he prepping cameras for the Valkyrie? And is he being overly cautious? What would’ve happened if he had been recruited instead of Erskine? There are similarities…

Schmidt pores over old images involving cosmic cubes. We discuss these images and why he’s still looking at them.

We wrap up our scene with Steve and Abraham then head to the Alps to meet Dr. Zola. Tune in!
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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. 

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