Bad Movie Club: Captain America

1990 superhero movie

Bad Movie Rating: 2/5 (Fred: 2/5; Jeremy: 2/5; Josh: 2/5)

Rating: 7/20

Plot: Captain America is born and battles a red-skulled Nazi.

J.D. Salinger's son plays our titular hero, but it's his fake ears that really steal the show here. This movie is mostly pretty dull, and I'm surprised at how neither the hero or villain seem to actually have any superhuman abilities. Captain America just throws his little Frisbee around. He doesn't seem to have super-speed or super-strength or super-anything. And Red Skull or whatever the hell his name is seems to only have shifting unclassifiable accents as his superpower. By the time they meet in the climax, a scene which inexplicably involves a piano, you're prepared to be completely underwhelmed and then are completely underwhelmed.

I'll say this though--there are two parallel scenes in this that, along with those fake ears, made this worth watching. In both scenes, Cap claims to be carsick so that he can steal another character's car. Maybe that was his superpower in this movie. I'll make a trip to the theater this weekend to see the new Captain America movie if I can be guaranteed at least one scene where the hero feigns carsickness to steal somebody's car.

Look at that poster, by the way. Is that the worst thing you've ever seen in your life, or what? And I'm pretty sure the poster is lying because I don't think this movie actually even made it to theaters.

This isn't a great bad movie and probably not even of any interest to fans of the characters.

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