Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979)

Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979)
Article 6072 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 11-5-2022
Directed by Ivan Nagy
Featuring Reb Brown, Connie Sellecca, Len Birman
Country: USA
What it is: Made for TV superhero

Captain America takes on a terrorist who plans to ransom the country to keep him from using an aging drug on an American city.

Watching and reviewing a movie while trying to deal with Covid is not a favorite experience for me, but given what we have here is another made-for-TV superhero pilot from the seventies, a pretty common type of genre item. There’s a plethora of plot holes for those who want to pick away at them. Me, I’m more annoyed at the movie’s attempt to stretch out most of its action sequences; the opening driving scene, the hang-gliding scene, and any chase scene go on long past the point of patience At least the hero has noticeable superpowers, which is something I don’t often encounter in Captain America adaptations. The movie has an abysmal 3.9 rating, though it does have its array of supporters. To me, it’s just another forgettable made-for-tv superhero flick.


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