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Marvel Movie Minute Season Five • Captain America: The First Avenger • Minute 24

CATFA 024: The Alec Guinness Paradox

Minute Twenty-Four: From a Debate About Niceness Versus Guts to the Sacrificial Steve

Joining us on the episode is Father David Mowry, chaplain of the movies-by-minutes community!

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

We learn that Camp Lehigh is Col. Phillips’ base. We also learn he thinks of Steve as a gerbil. But we love that there’s a real sense of peer-to-peer relationship between these two.

Again, why do they only do physical tests here, particularly if Dr. Erskine is looking for something more than the physical? And what is the point of this grenade test? Was Phillips expecting it to be tossed in a particular direction? Is the goal to have someone throw themselves on it as a sacrifice? Regardless, can anyone shout “GRENADE!” like Tommy Lee Jones?

And what does Father Mowry have to say about altruistic suicide in the Christ and the Cape segment?

What’s going to happen with the grenade? Tune in!

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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.