'Captain America' Gets Depressing in Subversive New Short Film

'Captain America' Gets Depressing in Subversive New Short Film

Jul 01, 2014

Oh, ‘Murica. Land of the free, home of the… 25th ranking in math, 24th in reading, and morbidly obese. These are the stats touted in this extremely patriotic and totally depressing Captain America video that puts a subversive spin on the Marvel Comics character.

The red-, white- and blue-clad Cap was invented to spread the patriotic cheer during World War II, but the Jack Kirby-created figure has seen a revival over the years — including Chris Evans' recent portrayal. This Animation Domination High-Def short creates a new theme song for Cap, using the (dire) world rankings as its guide. The drab ditty transforms the strong, heroic figure into a tragically unintelligent slob — you know, basically the way the rest of the world views America's supersized lifestyle. Thank goodness Animation Domination High-Def is here to remind us to have a good sense of humor about it. Right? Right?? 

Oh, and look for the beloved Cap in Avengers: Age of Ultron next year and Captain America 3 in 2016. We hope he hasn't let himself go by then.




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