Marvel Movie Minute Season Five • Captain America: The First Avenger • Minute 19

CATFA 019: Zola’s Kitchen

In this minute of Joe Johnston’s 2011 film ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ Schmidt opens the drawer to reveal the Tesseract then loads it into Dr. Zola’s machine. They turn it on and Schmidt cranks it all the way up to 11.

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Minute Nineteen: From Tesseract Glow to Tesseract Screams

Joining us again, we have Will Johnson and Don Shanahan from the Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast!

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

When Schmidt opens the drawer, we hear the sounds again. Is this proof that the Tesseract does in fact make these noises? It seems to be the case. And again, we have the Pulp Fiction similarities. But where did they get the specs to make the machinery so it fits the Tesseract so perfectly?

To that end, we give mad props to the props department. They have to come up with quite the array of crazy tools and items not just for this scene but the entire film. And mad science kicks in here as they crank the Tesseract machine up to 11, flooding the room with crazy blue energy… screams?

We debate if Joe Johnston should’ve stayed on to direct the remaining Captain America films or not.

Quite a fun minute with Tesseract energy screams and directorial debates. Tune in!
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