Friday, July 22, 2011
Day 15: The Ninja Turtles Get Captain America Shields!
The original heading for this post was "Captain Turtle-merica." I think I made the right choice.
Last night all of the Austin-area nerds that were too poor or too uncool to make it to Comic Con this weekend came together at The Alamo Drafthouse to drink their troubles away. Also they showed Captain America at midnight.
The Captain America movie was exactly what I was hoping for: an introduction to the character that wasn't completely stupid and with a decent-enough storyline to make you care about his origin. To me it was the best super hero movie of the year so far. I don't think there were any really big shockers in the movie. We're only a year away from the Avengers movie so I'm pretty sure anyone interested enough to attend a midnight showing knew what to expect. After the credits we were treated to a pretty sweet trailer for the upcoming Avengers movie. Everyone cheered and then settled back into their theater seats intending to wait right-goddamn-there until the movie comes out next summer. OK, maybe that didn't exactly happen, but I wouldn't have been surprised.
Anyway, this is my interpretation of what would happen if the Ninja Turtles found themselves in possession of some awesome vibranium Captain America shields. Notice that "Fight Nazis" doesn't seem to be a top priority.
Oh yeah, and speaking of, vibranium is the most rare and indestructible metal on the planet and what do they do with it? They give it to Howard Stark who makes a shield out of it and then shoves it under a desk and tells Steve Rogers--who is looking for a new shield, by the way--not to bother with it even though it's the clearly the best one for the job and it's the only shield prototype that doesn't look like a refrigerator door. C'mon, movie guys!