Re: Is Today's Society too Cynical for a movie like Cap?
Well, like others I really don't understand the question here since Cap is doing quite well at the box office in spite of a lackluster marketing campaign.
Cowboys and Aliens went dark and edgy and has been ignored for the most part. Super 8 was dark/edgy and had the names Spielberg and Abrams over the title and Cap has already made more domestically. Limitless was dark/edgy had big stars and didn't even hit $80 million. I know those budgets are lower but audiences don't care about that stuff. There is no pattern besides the weak economy makes it tough on non-sequels no matter what tone they take.
A good film is a good film and Cap certainly is that and delivers. It's not light but it is a throw-back adventure film and 9 out of 10 people that have seen it has liked it.