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Captain America (1990 movie)

A movie directed by Albert Pyun

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  • Jul 23, 2011
This is simply a movie made to try and capitalize on the super-hero wave inspired by Tim Burton’s “Batman” in 1989. This was an honest effort to take “winghead” to the big screen but at the end of it all, it never reached achieved widespread release save for a few countries in Asia. I wanted to re-watch this to write a full review but I don't want to endure the pain once again.


Matt Salinger tries to bring an sincere performance but the script was just so empty and uninspired to really make an impact. Stephen Tolkin wrote the script and while it tried, It was just so incoherent and definitely unpolished to pull everything off. The direction by Albert Pyun was no help either as he fumbles each scene and even the potentials of a fight scene. The Red Skull (Scott Paulin) was just so dull and to make things worst, he isn’t red most of the time! The Cap uniform was a little too weird for me, but I guess I can’t complain as it was a low-budget affair. Ronny Cox was well, I cannot describe how he did as the U.S. president.


It tries to cover as many bases of the comic character as it could, and every movie has a small redeeming factor. Salinger does try his best to act and look the part, and some of the acrobatic moves were mildly decent. It was released to celebrate Cap's 50th anniversary and also in support of the U.S. Environmental act in 1990. This was indeed one of the dark times of comic adaptations.

Skip It. [1 ½ Out of 5 Stars]

See Captain America First Avenger (review here) instead, this one makes it look like an Oscar winner.

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July 25, 2011
I kind of liked this when I was little (about 5 or 6 when I saw it), but something tells me it didn't hold up well over the years.
July 24, 2011
I actually do not hate this, great QT WP.
July 24, 2011
I actually don't hate it, but it is a serious missed opportunity.
July 23, 2011
This is going to be on TV today. LOL!
July 23, 2011
I also heard that it is coming out on dvd. check out the pics in my newer QT about the pilot TV series. LOL!
July 23, 2011
check out the trailer LOL
July 25, 2011
YAY! Lameness on DVD!
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Captain America is a 1990 superhero film directed by Albert Pyun. The film is based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name. While the film takes several liberties with the comic's storyline, it features Steve Rogers becoming Captain America during World War II to battle the Red Skull, being frozen in ice, and subsequently being revived to save the President of the United States from a crime family that dislikes his environmentalist polices.[1] The film received a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America.- wikipedia.

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Director: Albert Pyun
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: 1990
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: Stephen Tolkin
Runtime: 97 min
Studio: Columbia Tristar
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