Re: The "realism" thread
I'd say it ended up being a rather bad or flawed part of an otherwise good movie. But still, that's the kind of thing we want to avoid if at all possible, right? Now some things are so indellable to the character(s) that they can't be dismissed even though they make no sense(Superman's disguise, for example).
You know, it occurs to me that Captain America is basically the superhero equivalent of Mary Poppins. Practically perfect in every way and all that stuff.