Excited about The Avengers? Afraid it’s going to be crap? Don’t care, but love superheroes? Look no further than Marvel Month, where Alcohollywood reviews and creates drinking games for the five superhero movies of the characters soon to join forces in The Avengers!
This week on Alcohollywood, we team up with our good friend (and Price of Admission host) Rachel Evans to finish up Marvel Month with Joe Johnston’s return to kitschy, pulpy World War II-era comic book adventure with Captain America: The First Avenger! One of the more uneven films in the Marvel cinematic universe, we follow scrawny Steve Rogers in his journey from a brave, but stupid scrawny guy to a brave, but stupid completely ripped guy, whose pecs apparently secrete a sheen of glistening oil. The film also stars Hugo Weaving doing his best Werner Herzog impression as The Mask, a perpetually tired-of-this-shit Tommy Lee Jones, and some guy with a huge moustache.
The film’s got a great pedigree, and we do love alternate-history pulpy World War II movies, so what do we think of Band of Brothers with Superheroes? Check out our review and drinking game here, and let us know what you think in the comments below!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Thirst Avenger
cherries (tart and maraschino)
3 parts bourbon
1 part Jagermeister
1 part peach schnapps
5 parts Coca-Cola
Muddle orange, blueberries and cherries; combine bourbon, Jager and schnapps. Pour over ice and add Coca-Cola. Serve with garnish of maraschino cherry, goat cheese, and blueberry.
DRINKING RULES FOR CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER:
- Every time Steve Rogers “proves his worth”
- Any time someone gets punched in the face
- Whenever Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) hisses in his dialogue
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Col. Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones) sardonically intones, “Well, if it isn’t the ‘Star-Spangled Man with a plan’; what is your plan today?”
And so concludes Marvel Month – we’re ready for The Avengers just like we hope you are! Check us out next week, as we review The Avengers….but look out, since it might not be the one you’re thinking of….
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3 thoughts on “MARVEL MONTH: Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)”
The 90’s Captain America movie starred J.D. Salinger’s son, not Reb Brown.