Re: OFFICIAL The Rocketeer Appreciation Thread
After Superman 1 this was my favorite superhero movie all the way up until the late 2000's. Just love it and nobody does early 20th century period pieces quite as well as Johnston does. You can just tell he loves it so much with this and October Sky and CA:TFA. Getting someone with that kind of enthusiasm would be crucial to doing any remake right. The Rocketeer just drips with a vibe/atmosphere that is awesome. It doesn't have the greatest action(it's fine just not stand out) but it's the over-all feel that is inescapable with this movie. Definitely a great one.
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.