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This film delivers a lot of action, an intriguing plot, a tantalizing
and beautiful love interest, many humorous moments, powerful messages
about internal fortitude and courage, a classic villain, superb acting
and many of the basic essentials of any good action movie. Including,
incredible stunts, unbelievable feats and, not to be vulgar, but a
climax that plays out like a multiple orgasm. The finish features one
wave after another of edge of your seat moments. A good summer movie
season just got better and I'm not exaggerating one bit. I've read
comparisons to Raiders of the Lost Ark and that says it all right
I'd have to rate Captain America as Great/Fantastic, one of the best comic book movies ever made. It is as close to a perfect adventure movie as you can get. Superman has generally held the title as most fondly remembered or nostalgic superhero film. Spider-Man has generally held the title as most beloved superhero film because of the character. TDK has generally held the title as most technically sound and highly rated superhero film. Iron Man has generally held the title as best all-around superhero film. Well, Captain America can compete with them all in every category. It is IMO near perfect on every level. It's tight, lean, well acted, fun and superbly done.
My only negatives with Captain America were the annoying montage's. I
understood the purpose behind them, but I thought one would be enough,
With that said, I thought Captain America was an Excellent movie. It balanced drama and action really well. I felt that the pacing of the story and how it evolved was really well done. It allowed me to invest into Steve Rogers a.k.a Captain America (Chris Evans). I loved the vulnerability he portrayed in the opening act's and how it remained consistent throughout.
The cast was excellent and were phenomenal in their performances. Tommy Lee Jones who played The Colonel was exceptional and provided some good comic relief. Hayley Atwell did an fantastic job playing Peggy, who was Captain America's love interest. She portrayed her as an equal to Steve Rogers especially in the earlier moments.
Joe Johnston (director) did a good job of setting up the future sequels and tying up some of the past tie's in the Avenger's universe. The integration of Tony Stark's (Ironman) father, Howard Stark, was handled perfectly. You can see the immediate resemblance between Tony and Howard, "Like Father Like Son" I suppose. Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull was awesome. Wish i could've seen more of him on screen, and be more menacing. Still though, i felt that he delivered.
The action sequences were incredible. I liked how they were spaced apart. It really added to the tension. The final action sequence's were spectacular.
Apart from the montage's, Captain America was a great watch. There were a few flaws, but they are minor in the grand scheme. I was entertained and engaged for the majority of the film. Can not wait for the sequel.
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Captain America is a standard comic book hero movie. This is the
Genesis of Captain America. We follow the scrawny patriot Steve Rogers
in events that lead to his transformation into Captain America.
Wonderful message that love for others and self-sacrifice is what truly
makes a hero.
I am not a comic book follower so I didn't really understand the evil power cube thing, which was breezed over in the movie. I also failed to understand why the Red Skeleton had a stick up his butt and wanted to destroy the world. I would have liked a motive, but it's a comic book story so I understand that characters are allowed to be flat and one dimensional.
It's an alright movie, fun to watch on a summer night, turn your brain off, eat popcorn, watch explosions, but not something that I have any desire to watch again or own.
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This is a great movie, but not as good as the 1985 Bollywood version. This version is more of an CGI effects showcase movie instead of telling the story of what these gentlemen went thru to become respected saviors of nations during times of ordeal. The movie is gorgeous, and the action is well made and exciting. The MVP of the film is Cap'n, who is given some powerful lines and clearly stands out from the rest of the cast. OK, on the negative, the film is drawn out (2 hrs and 5 min is too long), the characters are made to represent some of the old common characters you have seen in countless other Marvel one-offs and Captain A.'s character is not as strong as Mr. India's (to be fair he can not turn invisible and at times it seems like he is just there). In summary, excellent film which does pay tribute to the Honorable Hero known as the Mr.India!
I admit that I don't know what to make of this, that there's been a run
of comic-book movies that have managed to be plausible and thrilling,
not cheap knockoffs rushed out to exploit a fad. Captain America: The
First Avenger is one of the former. It features a terrific performance
by Chis Evans as the Cap, a modicum of special effects and CGI, a slimy
villain played by Hugo Weaving, and the famous backdrop of World War
II. So help me, I found myself liking the movie despite my
Steve Rogers (Evans) is a spindly, sickly young man who's full of desire to go fight those dastardly Nazis, but he's just too frail for the military, so he's classified 4F. Several times, in fact, under different names. A mysterious scientist named Dr. Erskine (Stanley Tucci) recruits Rogers to be part of a secret project: he'll inject Rogers' major organs and arteries with a new serum that will turn him into a super soldier. The military, represented by Colonel Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones), and the CIA, represented by Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) are very interested in the results. Well, the results aren't too good, as the Nazis grab the serum and prevent anyone from making more super soldiers. But at least the US has Rogers, right? He's now super strong, fast, and agile.
But one man is not an army, so instead of leading troops to victory Rogers is instead hired as a sort of USO cheerleader for war bonds. Yep, seriously. But you can't keep the good Captain down for long, and soon he is indeed leading some crazy mission to rescue his best friend Bucky and assorted Allied troops while also looking out for the nefarious Red Skull, head of Hitler's science division.
It's well cast. Evans is believable as both the skinny Rogers and the pumped-up Captain America. He's earnest without seeming to take himself or the movie too seriously. Tucci, Jones, Weaving and newcomer Atwell are top notch as well.
Even bearing in mind that this movie is merely a setup for the big Avengers film coming out soon (as were other movies, like Iron Man, Thor, and The Hulk), one can easily lose oneself in the great old-time action-adventure feel this one has, reminiscent of 1991's The Rocketeer. You have mad scientists, mythical technology, Nazis, all-American good guys, lots of neat guns. It's not a loud bore like Transformers, and the action scenes are well staged, as are the pyrotechnics. Throw in a believable plot (at least in the realm of comic-book movies), and this one's above average for the genre. I've probably said this before about other movies, but this is definitely one that's what a comic-book movie should be - daring, easy to follow, full of pulse-pounding action, and human.
The first Marvel comic book I bought on a newsstand was The Invaders #16 (cover dated May 1977, bought in February), and Captain America was my first favorite superhero. So I've been anticipating this film somewhat nervously for a long time. It not only didn't disappoint; it blew me away! Best Marvel movie yet. It has a simple, focused story line that stayed true to the original character; awesome visuals throughout; and perfect casting. Deviations from the original storyline are, as always, forgiven by me. Fact is they captured the essence of Captain America just as it first sparked my ten year-old imagination in 1977. Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!
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I'm so annoyed that Green Lantern was the worst superhero movie of the summer. All 4 of the superhero films this year were a big risk, involving period pieces, sci-fi, or Norse mythology, and only Green Lantern failed to be great. Anyways, to a lot of people Captain America may seem like a joke. Over patriotic propaganda. Fortunately, the film realises this and plays off it. Once Rogers becomes a superhero, he is simply used to sell war bonds. He's popular with the kids, but a joke to soldiers everywhere. Evans gives an excellent performance as a kid just wanting to do the right thing. He doesn't want to kill Nazis, he just hates bullies. Everything comes together to work in Captain America. Cooper is a fantastic choice as a young Howard Stark, Tucci is funny and touching, Lee Jones is gruff and comical, Atwell is professional and sexy. In fact, this may be one of the best played casts in years. Captain America wouldn't work without its heart being in the right place. We care for Rogers, and see how pure he is, but that doesn't mean he wont blow the bad guys away. The action scenes are brilliant, and throwing a shield has never looked so attractive. All the pieces are together for The Avengers now, and with every film (minus Iron Man 2) being impressive, we are on course for something quite extraordinary.
Here it is: the final ingredient for Marvel Studios' ambitious Avengers
crossover film in the summer of 2012. Honestly, I wasn't all that
excited in the months leading up to Captain America's big budget
induction into Marvel's film canon for a few reasons. When I'd
originally read that director Joe Johnston would be stepping in to helm
the film, my mind kept going back to JURASSIC PARK 3 and how it had
tainted a fun franchise. Combine that with the fact that I've never
been a die-hard Captain America fan and the knowledge that the
filmmaker's were going to have a lot of story on their hands if they
wanted to bring the Captain America story to the point where he's ready
for an Avengers crossover (covering his origins, his time in WWII, his
arrival in contemporary times, etc.) in one film; I had severe doubts
going in. For the non-Marvel fans, Captain America tells the story of
Steve Rogers, a young man desperate to enlist in the military and fight
for his country in World War II. Unfortunately he's got a list of
physical problems that more than ensure he'll never see combat; that
is, until he's approached by Dr. Abraham Erskine who wishes to test a
new serum on Rogers. The procedure turns Rogers from a scrawny weakling
into a super soldier and he becomes America's hero. As Captain America,
it becomes apparent that he might be the country's only real hope
against the forces of HYDRA and it's leader, the Red Skull.
I admit I was wrong about this movie. It's the best Marvel film since the first IRON MAN in 2008. This is because it doesn't necessarily feel as if I'm watching a "superhero" movie. When I saw THOR earlier this year (and especially GREEN LANTERN), I started wondering if all these superhero comic-inspired movies were beginning to fall into a pattern where each of them would start feeling like the same tale over and over with different characters. As if Hollywood execs would just create a superhero Mad Libs and fill out the lines with a different character each time and follow the same mold. CAPTAIN America didn't have that feeling. This movie felt more like an action/adventure film in the same vein as the Indiana Jones series that just happened to feature a super-powered protagonist. His powers aren't flashy and over-the-top. He can't fly or transform or fire energy blasts. He's just super strong, fast, and handy with a shield. As a result, the movie feels more grounded in reality (despite HYDRA's future tech and Howard Stark's gizmos). The Red Skull's abuse of the cosmic cube and the power it gives him to create his weapon of mass destruction feels no different from the Nazi's obsession with utilizing the Ark of the Covenant. I wasn't aware how badly I was missing a good adventure film until CAPTAIN America came around. I hope they continue the same adventure vibe with future movies in the series despite Cap's arrival in contemporary times.
There were a few major mistakes this movie could've made that would've turned the whole thing into a joke, but they avoid all of them. The filmmakers had a real challenge with this one, keeping the WWII origins intact and creating a style for the Captain that stays true to his design without coming off as too hokey. I love that the designers showed some love for the original costume in the propaganda sequences, and the actual costume was a great combination of the original Captain America with a more realistic style. Chris Evans was a perfect choice for the title role. We may as well forget that he ever played the Human Torch in the FANTASTIC 4 movies, because this is Evan's ideal comic hero role. He gives Rogers/Cap a real charisma and fighting spirit; he is the ultimate "good guy". And his villain is just as perfect. Hugo Weaving is a perfect villain for any movie, so it makes sense that he'd make such an awesome Red Skull. He hams it up just enough to be menacing and memorable without going over the edge into comical. With all of these strengths, my only complaint would probably be that the movie had to rush and get Rogers into modern times. I know we've got an Avengers movie to look forward too but I wish we'd had a little more time of Captain America kicking Nazi butt. Otherwise, CAPTAIN America was my surprise hit for the summer.
This was an excellent movie, very well done. I especially liked the fact that this movie had Captain America as a very good character. This movie also is good because it shows the first half of the movie well. It explained in a very well done way how Steve Rogers became Captain America. The rest of the movie is fun and action packed. Everyone who watches this will enjoy it. Despite the Red Skull's scary looks and evil deeds. I also liked this movie because it didn't completely focus on the violence, like some other super hero movies. Chris Evans and Hugo Weaving were both good actors in this motion picture, and they are so good, they will probably keep you in your seat for the entire film. This movie also attracted many people once it came out. The only thing I didn't like about the movie is the ending. Since this is not a spoiler, I will not reveal the ending. Just watch the ending, and you'll see what I mean. Three cheers for Captain America!!!
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I honestly don't understand why people are giving this movie a bad
score. This movie is brilliant, the story is unique, the characters are
perfect, and the stunts couldn't of been better. Captain America: The
First Avenger is a seriously well made movie which deserves a lot of
The actor who plays Captain America (Chris Evans), is perfect for the role. Nobody else could of done a better job, and the 1940's theme was perfect in every way that actually seemed genuine. Captain America's enemy, Red Skull (supposed to be Hitler), was very well played indeed. Very scary looking and the acting was brilliant.
This is certainly one of the best movies that I have ever seen and I recommend to all. If you love action packed movies with well known actors, and a superhero comic, you'll love this.
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