Marvel Movie Minute Season Five • Captain America: The First Avenger • Minute 85

CATFA 085: This Is a Person Who Does Want to Get Out of Hydra

In this minute of Joe Johnston’s 2011 film ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ Steve takes down the Hydra trooper with the arm cannons then helps Bucky defeat the troopers attacking him. The Hydra trooper with the arm cannons appears again, blasting them both. Steve stops him but Bucky’s left hanging off the side of the train.

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Minute Eighty-Five: From Defense & Attack to A Literal Cliffhanger

Joining us today, we have Will Freeland from the Hype Is My Superpower podcast.

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

Steve battles the Hydra trooper with arm cannons, which never seem to do the same type of damage. It’s very confusing. Steve’s able to use them on the door between train cars, for example, and it seems to disintegrate the doors instead of just dinging them, which is what they’d been doing up to this point. Very strange. Regardless, Steve and Bucky team up again to take down the rest of the Hydra troopers. Unfortunately for them, the Hydra trooper with the cannons wasn’t down. He’s back and blasts them. Why does Steve take the hit so strongly this time? Clearly for plot reasons as it gives Bucky a chance to pick up the shield then take the hit which drops him out the side of the train. So clearly, he’d read ahead in the Marvel canon to know the plans.

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