‘Captain America’: A look at 18 images from the new film

March 22, 2011 | 6:18 p.m.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: A 70-YEAR SALUTE

cap gallery Captain America: A look at 18 images from the new film It was 70 years ago this month that Captain America, the greatest of all the patriotic-themed superheroes, first hit newsstands with a red, white and blue shield gripped in his gloved hand. He also gets his own feature film this summer, “Captain America: The First Avenger,” and to mark the moment,  we’ll be talking to writers, artists, actors, directors and musicians about the star-spangled icon’s legacy and future. Today: A preview of the film.

The new Marvel Studios film “Captain America: The First Avenger” takes superhero cinema to the 1940s and war-torn Europe. Above you’ll see 18 images from the film that, under the guiding hand of director  Joe Johnston, looks to meld the adventure spirit of “The Rocketeer” (which was directed by Johnston) and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (which had Johnston as a key art and concept contributor) with the  contemporary expectations of masked-man moviemaking. How does it look to you?

— Geoff Boucher

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7 Responses to ‘Captain America’: A look at 18 images from the new film

  1. Eric says:

    The production design of the film looks outstanding, based on these stills.

    That doesn’t mean the storytelling will be any good.

    One can’t say a movie will be good based on a few stills. I could probably pull a few good stills from The Fantastic Four.

  2. CMarrou says:

    Our age bias shows when people like Tommy Lee Jones are put into WWII uniforms. Tommy Lee is almost 65 years old; in WWII only Douglas MacArthur and George C Marshall – 4-star generals – were that age. I can't see rank insignia on Tommy Lee, but I'd guess he's 20-25 years older than a superior officer would have been back in the day.

    But hell, I'm almost his age, and we old farts have to work somewhere!

  3. M McRainey says:

    Actually, according to history books, older men were re-enlisted during WWII since a shortage of men existed fighting 2 theatres of war. Most times they were placed in non-combat area roles as either officers or non-coms as clerks, cooks, supplies, motor pools, security etc…There was an age limit to fighting units, but stateside they took about anyone who was still halfway healthy. Good old boys back then were tougher, good marksmen (many more hunted game back then), used to physical labor such as heavy industry or farming and they were used to longer work hours.

  4. JCarter says:

    I didn't know it was popular to have your body hair waxed during that era until I saw these stills.

  5. tbplayer says:

    I don’t know…. some pics look a little cheesy. This could be Iron Man great or Daredevil mediocre. I saw an extended look last night on the Colbert Report and I still wasn’t wowed, like the first time I saw previews of Iron Man or Batman Begins. We’ll have to wait and see…

  6. subutai says:

    Captain America: Foreigners playing americans, shot overseas, dressed up with fantasy WW 2 imagery and totally disposable. PASS

    • Fact Checker says:

      Yes, the movie was shot overseas — in Europe, where the war was fought and where the bulk of the movie takes place…

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