Captain America is finally available to watch for free! This 1990 low-budget adaptation of the “All American” superhero is now available for online viewing via Hulu. If for nothing else, watch it for the amazing performances by slumming actors Ned Beatty and Ronnie Cox.
The film stars Matt Salinger (son of famed writer J.D. Sallinger), who has been on shows ranging from Damages to Law & Order, in the titular role. Sallinger’s Steve Rogers actually followed pretty closely the original comic story of a young man who is given a super soldier serum and turned into, well…a super soldier for the Allied powers during WWII.
On a mission that leads to him being stuck on a fired missile, he’s seen by two young kids who just so happen to one day grow up to become President and an adviser. He then gets stuck in ice for the 40 years, until one day he’s freed and given the chance to defeat the Red Skull, who in this movie is an Italian experimental reject – sort of like The Abomination to Bruce Banner’s Hulk.
It’s laughably bad, with bright blue spandex, fake rubber wings, and some really awful action choreography. With that said, if you’re up for the torture or just in anticipation of Joe Johnston’s upcoming (and hopefully better) adaptation, The First Avenger: Captain America, this will do the trick. If you don’t believe us, take a look at a clip from the film after the jump.