This new Captain America clip gives Cap a chance to strut his stuff, and when I say “strut his stuff” I mean kick the living shit out of Hydra goons and knock their stupid Nazi teeth in with his shield. It’s pretty great. I’m a little concerned about how Hydra appears to be staffed by grown men who weigh no more than 40 lbs. each, but that’s easily negated by the awesomeness of Cap bouncing his shield off that tank into into the back of that dude’s skull. Seriously, if bad guys flying a bit too far is the only problem with Captain America, it still stands a pretty solid chance of being my favorite Marvel movie so far. Thanks to the Yellow Dart for the tip.
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