Marvel Movie Minute Season Five • Captain America: The First Avenger • Minute 45

CATFA 045: His Own Playpen

In this minute of Joe Johnston’s 2011 film ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ Schmidt offers to show Team Kraftwerk his weapons and they have a conversation about great power, science, and magic. But what does Schmidt mean by ‘his’ enemies?

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Minute Forty-Five: From Schmidt Taking the Team Into His Lab to Schneider Telling Schmidt He’s Mad

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

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

Schmidt’s decision point. Was he always intending on taking the three SS officers into the lab, or was it Schneider bringing up ‘Red Skull’ that pushed him to it? Realistically, was he in a place where killing these three makes sense? Wouldn’t Hitler be checking up on these three? It really ends up feeling like plot just for the audience so we can see what he’s up to, but knowing there are a few years from here to when we see these weapons in use, it’s either a terribly slow communication system between Berlin and the Hydra Lab, or Hitler is very lethargic about making decisions when it comes to Schmidt. We also get into talking about the crazy level of Schmidt and what defines crazy anyway.

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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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