Marvel Movie Minute Season Five • Captain America: The First Avenger • Minute 27

CATFA 027: A Modern Fairy Tale About the Guy Who Went Wrong

In this minute of Joe Johnston’s 2011 film ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ Dr. Erskine continues his Schmidt backstory montage, explaining how he used the serum before it was ready as well as the... other... effects. He then finally answers Steve’s question about why he was chosen. Or, at least, partially.

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Minute Twenty-Seven: From a Superior Man to a Weak Man

Joining us for the episode, it’s Doctor of the Dead himself, Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg!

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

It’s still the flashback montage about Schmidt. He and Erskine obviously knew each other and Schmidt wants Erskine to give him the super soldier serum. But it’s Erskine’s perspective so should we trust it? Is Schmidt brilliant? And what about the sepia? Do we wish we saw him morph here? What about the change to the character from the comics? And of course the ‘two sides of the same coin’ conversation comes up yet again, but is that just the foundation of storytelling? And how about this magic elixir?

We dig into the foundations of storytelling in this episode. 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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