Episode 31: Captain X-Menica – The FIrst Avengerclass

Published on July 28th, 2011

This week, we take a detailed look at X-Men: First Class and Captain America: The First Avenger. Alex explains why the first two X-Men movies were interesting, we discuss the Red Skull and HYDRA as a stand-in for Hitler, talk about the perception of comic book movies growing up, and compare the use of history in each of the 2011 blockbusters.

Episode 31: Captain X-Menica – The FIrst Avengerclass

And you can, of course, find the mp3 version of this week’s podcast here.

CORRECTION: Alex incorrectly states that ‘That Guy’ actors Whip Hubley and James Rebhorn are in X-Men: First Class. However, pretty much every other ‘That Guy’ actor is, including Oliver Platt, Michael Ironside, Glenn Morshower, James Remar, Corey Johnson, Ray Wise, Rade Serbedzija, Olek Krupa, and the actor Alex refers to as the older, bootleg version of Sean Penn, Matt Craven.

Finally, Alex mentions an interesting New York Times piece on Marvel producer Kevin Feige, and that piece can be found here.


  1. Posted by Juan Del Chalice on July 30th, 2011, 19:49 [Reply]



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