Marvel Movie Minute Season Five • Captain America: The First Avenger • Minute 66

CATFA 066: Shape Inside of Shape Inside of Shape

In this minute of Joe Johnston’s 2011 film ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ Schmidt’s self-destruct timers go off and the factory erupts in flames. Steve and Bucky run up to get away from the fire where they run into Schmidt and Dr. Zola. Steve and Schmidt step out onto a catwalk for a conversation and confrontation.

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Minute Sixty-Six: From Zero on the Clock to Schmidt on His Back

Joining us on the show, we have Andrew and Joe Darowski returning from last season!

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

The timers go off and the factory erupts in explosions. We still wonder why Schmidt needs so many switches. Where’s the logic? And why no blue tesseract energy in the explosions?

There’s a fantastic shot in this minute involving concentric ovals and another involving concentric squares. Some stunning production design, direction, and camera placement going on that really wowed all of us.

Wouldn’t it have been nice to have a moment betwen Dr. Zola and Bucky? There clearly has been some recent history there worth at least a look. We chat about the punch, Schmidt’s face, and Cap’s choices of weapons here and in the future.

It’s the first confrontation between our hero and villain. Tune in!

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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. 

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