Archive for June 15, 2015

Fun with Franchises: The Marvel Universe – Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Part I — “A Hero Is Never Too Busy For Pussy”

We continue with another entry in our Fun with Franchises series. This week’s film is Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Fun with Franchises is a series born out of my friend Colin and I realizing how much fun it was for the two of us to watch the same movie separately and then share our reactions. We started by watching all of the James Bond movies, for the purposes of ranking them for the blog. I brought him in because he was much more of a Bond expert than I was at the time, and I felt his perspective would liven things up. He would be the color commentator to my play-by-play man.

We soon discovered that, by watching the movies separately and then putting everything we said together in the same place, hilarity ensued. We each brought in our own observations, not knowing what the other would say, and then reacted to what the other said. And we loved every minute of it.

We had so much fun, we figured we had to do it again. So we graduated from a single franchise, to all franchises. If you’re gonna have fun with franchises, it wouldn’t be right if you didn’t franchise it. Season 1 included the Harry Potter movies, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Twilight (which neither of us had seen before we watched them for the articles) and Pirates of the Caribbean. All of those articles can be read on the Fun with Franchises page.

Also, just so we’re clear, this is all for parody. We’re just messing with them because we love them. (Well… Twilight…) We’re watching movies we enjoy and are simply having some fun with them.

Right now, we’re doing the Marvel Universe, and today is the first part of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Captain America The Winter Soldier - Title Card (more…)



“Why do you want to join the force?” “To protect the property and citizenry of…” “Ah, don’t waste my time with that bullshit. Where you from, Stone?” “I’m from the south-side.” “Stone. George Stone. That’s your name? What’s your real name?” “That is my real name.” “Nah. What was it before you changed it?” “Giuseppe Petri.” “Ah, I knew it. That’s all you need, one thieving wop on the team.” “Hey, what’s that you say?” “I said that you’re a lying member of a no good race.” “Much better than you, you stinking Irish shit pig.” “Oh, I like him.” “Yeah I like him too.”

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