Captain America – The First Avenger: Half Pure, Half Schlock

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Captain America: The First Avenger – Half Pure, Half Schlock

In case you didn’t already notice, Cinematic Doctrine has been going through Phase One of the MCU, and while you’ll see we took a momentary break to discuss our Patreon-voted episode on America Gospel: Christ Alone, as well as catch up on our monthly segments Trailer Talk and Monthly Movie News, we returned with a discussion on Thor and are now getting closer and closer to The Avengers. But first, here we are, ready to talk about one more film before the big climax: Captain America: The First Avenger.

In this episode, Daniel and I talk about how Captain America: The First Avenger’s first hour has a lot of fun, clever, and poignant character drama mixed in with creative action sequences only to boil into the second hour of… something completely different. Then we take a look at the history of the MCU and how it came into being (you know, some behind the scenes stuff), and how Captain America: The First Avenger feels like the last of those early-era films before fully embracing the Disney-Marvel writing room. Then, Daniel brings to light some fascinating Easter Eggs that permeates throughout the entirety of the film, as well as a few that have some comedic ramifications throughout both the film franchise and Marvel television programs.

Also, and we’re not apologizing about this, we have a brief X-Men tangent somewhere in the middle of the episode, so look forward to that!

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers in Disney Marvel Captain America The First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger is Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action. It features Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper, Stanley Tucci, and Toby Jones. Directed by Joe Johnston. Captain America: The First Avenger is available on Disney Plus.


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Melvin Benson Cinematic Doctrine Christian Movie Podcast Host

Melvin Benson is the Founder, Executive Editor, and Lead Host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!

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