The very first superhero film I ever saw was The Rocketeer by Disney. When I was a kid, it had a significant impact on me because it portrayed an underdog being given a chance to punch the forces of evil in the face. I liked the fact that the film took place in 1938, which was when the Golden Age of the superhero comic books first began. It was this film that first got me interested in the superhero genre. In addition, Alan Arkin has been one of my favorite old school actors because he would usually play the wise man and I liked him in this film as much as his roe in The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! Timothy Dalton made an excellent villain even though he was briefly James Bond, who is an iconic hero. Jennifer Connelly did a great job playing a stronger and more confident version of the damsel in distress role. Finally, Bill Campbell, who I never heard of before seeing this film, was an ideal choice to play the unlikely hero who started from nothing only to find a device that made him extraordinary. I would recommend this film to anyone who is seeking a superhero story that thoroughly depicts the purity of the American spirit in the face of great darkness.