Marvel Movie Minute Season Five • Captain America: The First Avenger • Minute 43

CATFA 043: Peer [13] Pressure

In this minute of Joe Johnston’s 2011 film ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ Steve dives in after Heinz’ sub, smashes the window, and pulls him out. Heinz kills himself with cyanide after revealing he’s with Hydra. Steve notices himself finally.

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Minute Forty-Three: From Steve Taking the Plunge to Steve Noticing His New Size

Joining us on today’s episode, we have Colin Parker and James Anderson from the Timeline Scavengers podcast.

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

There was a line in the script that Steve didn’t know how to swim. Clearly, they dropped that because, well, it would’ve been nonsense to have him not only swim but swim really fast! Steve not only catches up to the Hydra submarine underwater, but also smashes the window with one punch, pulls Kruger out, then tosses him up onto the pier. We debate a bit about the toss – was Steve in the water? Already climbing up? Regardless, it feels cartoonish. 

We then move to a conversation about Hydra, their logo, and their motto. How well do they all tie together? There’s some history, but it all still feels a bit muddled. There’s also reference to The Baader-Meinhof Complex and we start talking a bit about Steve noticing his new self.

Another fun minute and great conversation about it. 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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