I loved, loved, LOVED this movie! My favorite movie based on a Marvel character period. Now, at the risk of being the guy on here who complains about everything I did have three small gripes. 1. I was really hoping for a training scene montage of Steve learning to use his shield and getting used to his new, bigger body. He shoots up a foot and gains twice the body mass and he adapts immediately? Yeah I know, realism in a comic movie, right? 2. There was no sense of him having been active more than a couple of months. I feel that there should have been a bigger sence of his having been active for years in order to give him the legendary status that Captain America deserves. 3. I tolerate the media whore who is Stan Lee making a cameo in these movies, even in ones like Iron Man where there is quite a bit of evidence that he had nothing to do with creating the character (but he good records weren't kept back then so we'll give him the benefit of a doubt). However, Stan Lee had absolutely nothing to do with creating this character. Not in concept, or design, nothing. True he brought him back in the 1960's and added the bit of him being frozen but for some reason it just irked me that he was given a cameo in a movie based on a character he had nothing to do with creating.
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But you know how this goes...Stan Lee has been such a marketable face in each the Marvel movies that for him NOT to be in would attract negative attention. And like it or not, for most people Stan Lee IS Marvel Comics.
To be fair, Stan was writing Cap as early as CAPTAIN AMERICA # 3 in the forties. In that issue Cap's shield ricochets and returns to his hand for the first time. Those were formative tales. I wouldn't say that he had nothing to do with the creation of the character. And, as you noted, he brought him back into the Marvel Age, and Cap as a "man out of time" is now as much a part of his character as anything.