CAPTAIN AMERICA: Psychology of a Hero

2021 ж. 5 Шіл.
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Steve Rogers' Captain America is the moral compass of the MCU. He learns and grows, but never changes the things that make him the OG Cap. (We see you Sam Wilson)
Licensed therapist Jonathan Decker and filmmaker Alan Seawright talk about what it means to be a hero, to have integrity, to stay loyal to your principles and the people that matter to you. They look at Steve Rogers' journey from pure altruism to enlightened self interest (all while still staying true to himself and keeping his integrity), and how his journey is in some ways the opposite of Tony Stark's (see what we have to say about Iron Man here: )
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Written by: Megan Seawright, Jonathan Decker and Alan Seawright
Produced by: Jonathan Decker, Megan Seawright & Alan Seawright
Edited by: Trevor Horton (Except for that flash-frame in the intro where you can see our set behind CAP for about 6 frames, that's on Alan guys, he screwed up Trevor's immaculate work!)
Director of Photography: Bradley Olsen
English Transcription by: Anna Preis

  • It's always felt so appropriate to me that Cap's item is a shield. Not a gun or sword, not a weapon. A shield. An item specifically designed and used to protect and keep safe from harm. THAT'S what he's supposed to be, that's what it means to be a Good Man. Be there when people need help, take care of them, keep them safe, give them hope.

    Jackie MJackie M Жыл бұрын
  • My take on the hammer scene in Ultron has always been that the second Steve realized he could lift the hammer he stopped because of his humility. He realized he could but that he shouldn't, because 1 it would hurt his friend Thor if he thought he wasn't needed 2 it would demoralize the rest of the group that had gone before him because he was the last one to try and 3 he wouldn't gain anything by showing off so once he realized that he could move it he stopped.

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  • "Captain America stands for everything America SHOULD stand for." Amen to that...

    Greg CarrollGreg Carroll
  • That scene where the analyst refuses to launch the carriers is one of the best scenes in the entire MCU. This guy, he's not a particularly tough guy from what we've seen, especially compared to Grillo who's proven to be one of the toughest people in SHIELD, yet even though he knows he will almost certainly die from his refusal to do what Grillo is telling him, that mere speech from Captain America gave him the resolve to stand up for what was right. That scene really sells you on just how much of an influence Captain America has on the people around him, he's such a symbol of morality and so selfless that people are willing to literally die for him because they believe in him that much. Winter Soldier is easily the best of the MCU films.

    Lord ShadowLord Shadow Жыл бұрын
  • I think the moment that broke Cap’s heart is during his fight with Tony at the end of Civil War. He’s ripped off Tonys helmet and raises his shield to destroy the suits arc reactor. Tony raises his arms to protect his head. In that moment Tony thought Cap was going to kill him.

    Nathan GerowitzNathan Gerowitz
  • Introducing himself to Groot as "Steve Rogers" wasn't because he no longer considered himself Captain America, he has NEVER introduced himself as or called himself "Captain America" in any movie. Other people call him that, and it's his superhero code name, but he has only ever called himself Steve in conversations. That's what sets him so far apart from Walker who threw around the title willy nily to anyone who would listen. He doesn't need to announce who he is to be who he is, Steve Rogers and Captain America are one in the same as they embody the same ideals in the same body.

  • The thing I realized while watching Falcon and Winter Soldier that really spoke to me about the character is that no one respects Steve because he's Captain America they respect Captain America because he's Steve.

    Steve MayneSteve Mayne Жыл бұрын
  • Steve is basically the epitome of 'be the best of humanity'.

    Katie FooteKatie Foote
  • The speech that Sharon gives at Peggy's funeral was actually taken from a captain America comic that takes place in WW2 so its possible that Steve actually gave that speech at some point during the montage from his first mission to his last and Peggy then told it to Sharon because Peggy based the rest of her life around Steve's sacrifice.

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  • Honestly, i feel like Steve’s friendship with Bucky deserves an entire video of it’s own.

    Terry-O-BrianTerry-O-Brian Жыл бұрын
  • "You're obligation is to do what's right." As a vet, retired LEO, and community Licensed Mental Health Counselor I cannot stress that statement enough. It's called integrity, doing what's right even when it's not popular.

    Brian SpiegelBrian Spiegel
  • Age Of Ultron has to be the most underrated movie of the Infinity saga. The glimpses into each and every character's psychologies are there and most people didn't catch them.

    Katsas GeorgiosKatsas Georgios Жыл бұрын
  • I have a bachelor's degree in Psychology and you don't know how much your series makes me happy because I don't really get to discuss some of the things I like together (in this case, Marvel heroes and Psychology) on a regular basis so having you guys make this series, along with the villains, makes me really excited and giddy. Thank you so much!! ♥♥

    ShennyShenny Жыл бұрын
  • I'd be interested to see Thor. As someone recently diagnosed with ADHD, I see a lot of parallels with Thor's journey of learning to let go of the expectations put on him in the past and accepting who he is now. I think there's something there, but I'm not a therapist or filmmaker so I'd be interested in you guys's take.

    Shane CluneShane Clune
  • I love the part in Age of Ultron when Steve speaks in defense of Wanda and Pietro changing sides away from Ultron to defend the Earth and people. He sees that the twins have been filled with anger, but their hearts are good because they acknowledge their mistake in helping Ultron and take action to make things better, even though it puts them on Stark's 'side' and in danger. I can only hope to be as gracious and wise and courageous as Steve's character/ideal.

    Darby MoriDarby Mori
  • Part of the "language" bit is that officers are held to a higher standard, including not gambling, swearing, et cetra. I mean, he's an Irish-American that grew up in 1930s Brooklyn, of course he knew how to swear like a dirty sailor. The thing is, once he became an officer and the "face of America," he couldn't be himself 100%. So the whole "language" bit is the habit of being an officer in charge of a rather unruly bunch.

  • "We love our country, but we have work to do."

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    Waitwhat469Waitwhat469 Жыл бұрын
  • I appreciate you guys acknowledge that Captain America isn't a character saying 'See, this is America, we're the best' but represents what people should aspire to be and aspire to do what's right (at least the MCU version does). I see too many people put a nationalistic view on Captain America when that doesn't really suit him

    WR ArtyfoxWR Artyfox Жыл бұрын
  • I strive to live the phrase,

    Brannoch ComFalcon WattBrannoch ComFalcon Watt