Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger is a 2011 film about a man who, after being deemed unfit for military service, volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals.

Production: Paramount Pictures
  3 wins & 46 nominations.
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Steve Rogers:
Why me?

Abraham Erskine:
I suppose that is the only question that matters. [Displaying a bottle of schnapps] This is from Augsburg, my city. So many people forget that the first country the Nazis invaded was their own. You know, after the last war, my people struggled. they felt weak... they felt small. And then Hitler comes along with the marching, and the big show, and the flags, and the, and the... and he hears of me, and my work, and he finds me, and he says "You. You will make us strong." Well, I am not interested. So he sends the head of Hydra, his research division, a brilliant scientist by the name of Johann Schmidt. Now Schmidt is a member of the inner circle and he is ambitious. He and Hitler share a passion for occult power and Teutonic myth. Hitler uses his fantasies to inspire his followers. But for Schmidt, it is not fantasy. For him, it is real. He has become convinced there is a great power hidden in the earth, left here by the gods, waiting to be seized by a superior man. So when he hears about my formula and what it can do, he cannot resist. Schmidt must become that superior man.

Did it make him stronger?

Yeah, but... there were other effects. The serum was not ready. But more important, the man. The serum amplifies everything inside, so good becomes great; bad becomes worse. This is why you were chosen. Because the strong man who has known power all his life, may lose respect for that power, but a weak man knows the value of strength, and knows... compassion.

Thanks. I think.

[Gesturing toward the schnapps] Get it, get it. Whatever happens tomorrow, you must promise me one thing. You will stay who you are, not a perfect soldier, but a good man.

To the little guys.

[just realising the schnapps could sabotage the test] No no, wait wait. What Am I doing? No, You have procedure tomorrow. No fluids.

Okay, we'll drink it after.

[pouring Steves schnapps into his own glass] No, I don't have procedure tomorrow. Drink it after? Drink it now.

[Three SS officers visit Schmidt's HYDRA facility, but he is slighted by their constant complaints]

SS Officer 1:
The Führer is not accustomed to being ignored, Herr Schmidt. He funds your research because you promised him weapons.

SS Officer 2:
You serve at his pleasure. He gave you this facility as a reward for your...injuries.

Johann Schmidt:
A reward?! Call it what it is...exile! I no longer reflect his vision of Aryan perfection!

SS Officer 1:
You think this is about appearances? Your HYDRA division has failed to produce so much as a rifle in over a year, and we have learned through local intelligence you had mounted a full-scale incursion into Norway!

SS Officer 2:
The Führer feels- how does he put it?- the Red Skull has been indulged long enough!

Johann Schmidt:
Gentlemen, you have come to see the results of our work. Let me show you. [shows them to his lab] Hitler speaks of a 1,000-year Reich, but he cannot feed his armies for a month. His troops spill their blood across every field in Europe, but still he is no closer to achieving his goals. [pulls sheet off Tesseract-powered laser cannon]

SS Officer 1:
And I suppose you still aim to win this war through magic?

Science. But I understand your confusion. Great power has always baffled primitive men. HYDRA is assembling an arsenal to destroy my enemies in one stroke, wherever they are, regardless of how many forces they possess, all in a matter of hours.

SS Officer 2:
Your enemies?

My weapons contain enough destructive power to decimate every hostile capital on Earth. Quite simply, gentlemen, I have harnessed the power of the gods.

SS Officer 2:
Thank you, Schmidt.

For what?

SS Officer 2:
For making it clear how obviously mad you are.

SS Officer 3:
[studies a map of all European capitals to be targeted, and sees one particular place] Berlin is on this map!

So it is. [aims cannon at the SS officers]

SS Officer 3:
You will be punished for your insolence! You will be brought before the FÅ«hrer himself! [Schmidt kills him and Officer 2]

SS Officer 1:
[cornered at the locked door] Schmidt! [he then finally shoots and obliterates him]

My apologies, Doctor, but we both knew HYDRA could grow no further in Hitler's shadow. Hail HYDRA.

HYDRA Officers:

Dr. Arnim Zola:
[Schmidt looks to him and Dr. Zola reluctantly says] Hail HYDRA!

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