Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Media Consumption Log: Reb Brown As Captain America

Were these movies made for TV? They look and feel like it. And like all TV art in the 1970s and 1980s, everything awesome about Cap in these movies is about his ability to ride a vehicle. His shield is redone as clear and red concentric circles so it can serve as a windshield for his motorbike. And he spends more time in dramatic chases on that motorbike than he spends pounding baddies. But mostly, this Obie shows that a baby boomer is not a likely fit as a Cap. This Cap wants to discover himself with all the language that my mother used to talk about finding herself. It isn't Cap, for me. But this DVD stays in the collection -- as a cautionary tale.

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