With Captain America: The Winter Soldier coming out on April 4, the folks over at MovieClips put together a rather informative video breaking down the costs of creating and maintaining your own super soldier.
Now, we won't spoil the total price but, suffice it to say, uniforms, shields, S.H.I.E.L.D.'s salary, and guns really add up! (It's over $54 million for the shield alone!) The final tally is quite high, especially when you compare the cost to other crime fighters like Spider-Man or Wolverine. (That said, Cap doesn't hold a candle to Batman.)
Despite being a very thorough analysis, the good people at MovieClips totally ignore some of the hidden costs of being Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America. Namely the psychological costs of being frozen in ice, only to wake up to find everyone you knew and loved has died. (Or did they? Spoiler Alert!). Also: Shield Wax. You don't think that vibranium looks that good naturally, do you?
Ultimately, when you consider what the government put into creating one super soldier, a $15 movie ticket doesn't seem like all that much, does it? What do you think, true believers? Did they miss any other hidden costs? Tell us your revised estimates, in the comments below!
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