The first move in a series of movies for any particular superhero has a difficult task. It must both establish the origins of the hero and also serve up a convincing and entertaining story to boot. Though it would seem that sometimes both of these goals can be the same, they are in fact different: an entertaining story has to have what amounts to a conclusion by the end of the movie, while an origin story needs to explain all of the initial motivations for a character. Oftentimes, movies will place more emphasis on one or the other, usually skimping on the entertaining story to better help the origin story. Captain America suffers from some of these problems.