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Marvel entrainment has made yet again another great movie Captain
America: "The First Avenger". The setting isn't just during the time of
WWII but it is also during the 2012 era. This movie is yet both
enjoyable and filled with action making it a very interesting and fun
movie to watch.
The starts in a WWII setting with a unfit or a "weak link" soldier played by (Chris Evens) that volunteers for an experiment with scientist Dr. Abraham Erskine played by (Stanley Tucci). The serum plus the experiment transforms him into a super soldier. And he decides to put his "powers" to good use for the military as Captain America. He embarks On many secret missions to try to stop Germany from Taking over the world.
For this movie it is around 125 minutes and I personally think Joe Johnson did a very good job on directing this movie and the actors and actresses did an outstanding job. The story board very interesting and long but intriguing. Over all I think that the movie and the cast, director, producers and editors did a very good job overall.
Furthermore, Captain America is a great movie but in some scenes it will get boring at times. And some of those boring scenes they will sometimes be very long.
Adults may think that comic book movies can only be for kids, but there is many action scenes within this movie. This movie can be for every one like kids that like comic book movies,adults that like the time line and seniors that like World War II.
In conclusion, Captain America was a very good movie but there was some boring scenes but overall it was a outstanding movie. What will happen next? Maybe Captain America will be in another movie with someone like Iron Man or the Hulk.
For the recent rash of Marvel Comics oriented films from the last few years, I found this one to be the most enjoyable for me. Why? I am sure it has to do with the primary setting of the film as war-torn America in the 1940s, Nazis(they ALWAYS make the best villains), a story with loads of heart, not too over-done special effects, and how about Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter(va-voom!) Anyway, this film starts off with a wonderful patriotic tune with some montages of the 2nd world war done credibly and with inspiration. The settings, the mood, the atmospheres mirror much of what we think of during that time - and yes, it is bent toward patriotism. Hey, the guy is called Captain America! I enjoyed the unfolding of the story. Director Joe Johnston, while not a premier director by any means, does what I think might be his best film. This was a popcorn roller-coaster ride, a Saturday morning serial, just good-old-fashioned movie entertainment - the stuff that good comics are made of. The CGI effects are done well for the most part, the set pieces are very credible for their time period, and the acting is pretty good. Chris Evans makes a very affable hero. Tommy Lee Jones is perfect as a craggy, no-nonsense army general, Hugo weaving is a good Red Skull slash Nazi pain-in-the-ass. Hayley Arwell is an adequate actress and breathtaking to behold. A buffet for the eyes to be sure. Two character actors stand out for me though: Toby Jones as Dr. Arnim Zola(he looks like the perfect Nazi scientist) and, most especially, Stanley Tucci as Dr. Abraham Erskine. His portrayal gives the jump-start for this film in terms of how it evolves. he does a very good job with a fairly small role. Of course we eventually get to Captain America being around today so that he can join The Avengers...okay, but I really liked the background story.
When I watched the trailers for this movie, I thought, "This might be
good." and I waited a few days until somewhere near the end of July of
2011 last year to see it and I did. Not only by myself, just my
siblings and my cousins were with me who were also interested to see
it. A couple of hours later we went out of the theater after the end of
the film with lots of smiles on our faces for enjoying such a
star-bangled fun ride in superhero history because this is indeed one
of the best movies of last year. So, what are the reasons why I gave
this a 8/10? Well, while it's still a good movie, there are two
problems that I do have with this summer popcorn flick.
The beginning was very strong after it showed the origins of Captain America and Red Skull perfectly, but the final act became too sluggish and clichéd and the script, while witty and smart, can sometimes be cheesy. Those two flaws completely angered me since it prevented the movie from getting this close to becoming an epic classic.
Flaws aside, everything turned out good. The cinematography is excellent and the editing for this movie is completely solid. The direction from Joe Johnston (the guy who directed hits like "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids", "Jumanji", and "October Sky") is perfect and has a lot of focus to it while the settings are the epitome of brilliance. Most Marvel superhero movies took place in the present and the 1940 setting from the comics are presented so lively here. The music from Alan Silvestri is also pretty good with the song "Star Bangled Man" as one of Alan Menken's best music, the costumes are nicely-detailed, and the action is also energetic and gripping, but the strongest aspect goes to the cast of characters who played their roles so stunningly. Chris Evans (Human Torch from "Fantastic Four") did an amazing job as the main character, Hugo Weaving (Elrond from "Lord of the Rings", Agent Smith from "The Matrix", and Megatron from "Transformers") did a solid job as the menacing Red Skull, and Hayley Atwell did perfect as Peggy Carter, the love interest even the romance between Steve and Peggy was well thought out. Several cast members including Tommy Lee Jones, Dominic Cooper, and Stanley Tucci did great with what they were given.
Overall, Captain America: The First Avenger isn't exactly a masterpiece from last year, but it's still a fun ride for anyone who are young and old to enjoy. Thumbs up!
It's kinda hard, when watching Captain America, to forget that it's
intended mostly as a prelude to the far superior The Avengers; Captain
America exists mostly to introduce the character and do away with his
origin story. The sub-header "The First Avenger" certainly doesn't help
to relieve the feeling that this film just wasn't meant to stand in its
But surprisingly enough, director Joe Johnston managed to turn a sparse script about an anachronistic and old-fashioned character into a well-paced, even entertaining film. It's not as entertaining or as energetic as The Avengers or the Iron Man movies; Captain America's style is in accordance with its World War II setting. Johnston embraces the anachronistic idealism and patriotism of the character, but never to the point that it feels camp. The film feels like it takes place in the 40's, but it doesn't feel like a pastiche or a period piece, which would have made the transition into The Avengers jarring and painful. It feels like it's part of the Marvel universe, but it also has its own unique feel (something which Thor and The Incredible Hulk, sadly, cannot say).
It's still not quite a stand-alone film - not like Iron Man. It shows more than any other Marvel film so far the flaws in creating this elaborate shared universe of characters. It's especially clear in the under-utilization of the villain character, the Red Skull, who promises to be an interesting and mysterious character but gets far too little screen-time, which is all spent on the good Captain's origin story. That story leaves very little room for the film to have any of its own plot. But it has its own atmosphere, it has heart and a sense of humor and an anachronistic, idealistic but very likable hero.
I didn't know what to expect from this movie. I know almost nothing
about Cpt. America except all I saw in this film. When I saw "avenger"
in the title, my interest was raised. This movie like "Thor",
"Incredible Hulk", and Iron Man 1 and 2, is a lead up to "The Avengers"
which we got to see this year, and tells the story of Steve Rogers aka
Captain America. At first I was hoping it wouldn't be like the
Fantastic Four movies since Chris Evans (who played the Human Torch
previously) stars in the title role, but I'm very happy to say that I
was not disappointed with this film.
Story: (No Spoilers) The film takes place during the 1940's during WWII, and we are introduced to Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) who is a short, skinny and frail young guy with a big heart who wants to fight for his country. Dr. Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci) discovers Rogers and is able to get him enlisted in the Army as part of a new "Super Soldier" program. Rogers takes the Super Soldier Formula and becomes more physically fit than he was before and is deployed to Europe to take part in special forces type of missions to fight HYDRA led by Nazi officer Johann Schmidt aka the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving).
Acting: Chris Evans is great as Cpt. America and pulls the character off so well throughout the film. His character is exactly the kind of man I want to be, especially since I'm leaving for basic training in the Army National Guard very soon. Hugo Weaving as Red Skull is a really cool villain, Stanley Tucci as always is very good, Tommy Lee Jones as Col Chester Phillips is his usual self: gruff, hard around the edges but really funny and his character obviously is kind deep down inside. As for the others, Haley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Sebastian Stan as Bucky, Neal McDonough as Dumb Dumb Dugan (who I really liked in Band of Brothers) and Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark are all very good in this movie.
Verdict: This is a really good movie. Yes there are some cheesy moments in the movie, but for the most part I really liked it and I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is interested.
Why would they cast the guy who already played a super hero in the movie "The Fantastic Four" as another super hero. GAY! Out of all the super hero's Captain America is by far the worst. He has virtually no powers and a stupid shield. Maybe they'll do us all a favor and kill him off in the next Avenger's early. NTM he is dumb as a bag of rocks. They need a replacement super hero. One of the best parts of the Avenger's movie is when Iron Man verbally clowns Captain America. I refuse to see the actual Captain America movie. Horrible casting! I overheard that they were supposed to cast "Curt Angle" from the WWE as the initial Captain America. That would have been a little better. IDK I think they are flopping with the Spiderman cast's and Captain America's cast. It was almost as bad as when they cast "Halle Berry" as Catwoman or Storm. PFF! The woman they should have cast for Storm is the actress Iman. She is even from the continent Africa and looks way more like Storm. Who is the casting directors on these projects? Do your homework!
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This was an okay superhero film. Nothing exceptional, it was just
It was reasonably well directed and entertaining (A bit heavy-handed and slow in some parts, but it was watchable anyway) The performances from the cast were decent, the action scenes were fun and the visual aspect from this movie was fine, giving the story an appropriate feeling.
I think that this is the best movie directed by Joe Johnston since "October Sky". That being said, this isn't any kind of masterpiece, but it was good.
Just don't expect this to be something incredibly deep or original, otherwise you will have a huge disappointment.
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The movie is set in 1941 when Johann Schmidt steals the jewel of Odets
treasure. Steve Rogers is a normal guy trying out for war but because
of his puny figure he does not get accepted until Dr. Erksine realizes
that he has great potential. When Steve Rogers finally gets accepted he
becomes an experiment so that Steve can achieve maximum human
potential. What is so great about the movie is that Steve Rogers never
gave up on his dream to serve his country, even after being on stage
and earning his name "Captain America." For me there is not enough
words to explain how amazing this movie is!
I know people might think that I am totally crazy when I say that I am an absolutely massive fan of Captain America, in my eyes I am his biggest fan. He is so honorable and brave. Captain America's costume is SOOOOOOO COOL, not to mention the shield which i am in love with. People are gonna say to me, it's only because you love Captain America that this movie is your favorite,but i don't care because i know that's not true.
In the movie, the acting was to an absolutely amazing standard. The actors and the characters were so perfect and meant to be. Chris Evans was PERFECT for the roll of Steve Rogers, Chris Evans is an amazing actor and I would give anything to meet him and hand out for a while.
At the moment Captain America: the First Avenger is my favorite movie because of too many reasons I can't explain all of them. There's the acting, the characters, the costumes, the story line, e.c.t.
I am a massive fan of MARVEL comics, movies and EVERYTHING! I have seen Iron man 1 and 2, bits and pieces of both the Hulks, Thor, The Avengers and of course this movie and they were all great bot there's no doubt that Captain America: the First Avenger is the best out of all of them!
This review probably wasn't that great because it was my first, but thanks for reading!!!
OK, so I watched this film because there was nothing else on, and in fairness its overall execution was not bad. It's the standard all American hero/superhero bs we've seen so many times before. A standard 'we are yanks and we love ourselves' kind of thing. There is nothing about this film that makes it stand out, but plenty of truly cringeworthy moments that will make you duck for the vomit bag. Acting: OK. A little boring, and you have to wonder if this Chris Evans guy was ever given a challenging part to play.... CGI: as usual. Plot: None to idiotic I lost interest about half way through in all honesty. Seen it done so many times before going right back to The Shadow. I would rather pick my toenails clean as at the very least I might find something of interest. The thing that worried me most of all about this flick was the idea that many younger kids might actually believe that the second world war actually had particle weapon technology and was won by a fictional superhero, or am I just getting old? :) In conclusion: OK if you had two hours to do absolutely nothing at all.
Well, my wife was out for the night so I thought I'd indulge myself with a big blockbuster super-hero flick. I'm much more of a DC than a Marvel fan, so Steve Rogers and his red white and blue alter-ego mean little to me, but that may have helped me enjoy the movie more, not trying to reference every character and scene back to the comic. As a movie, despite its being primarily set in World War II, it lacks the darkness and psychological depth of say Christopher Nolan's Batman and to be fair doesn't once threaten to go there. Thus most of the characters are very 2-dimensional, either very heroic or very evil and as you'd expect, a good portion of the running-time is given over to action sequences and while there's a smattering of humour throughout, I could have stood some more. The early, scene-setting section works the best I think, particularly the remarkable shrinking technology which reduces Chris Evans to a mere pipsqueak. Can it be a coincidence that another 98lb weakling who morphed into a fearless muscle-man, Charles Atlas, shared our hero's initials? To be fair, that's about as much depth, if that's the right word, as you get here. However the story zips along like a good comic should and the acting's okay too. Tommy Lee- Jones gets an easy pay-day as a sub-Patton crusty C.O. while Hayley Atwell does a nice all-action English rose. The Red Skull makes for a good villain, with Hugo Weaving hamming up it up convincingly as the other mad Nazi out to rule the world. I did find the tying-in of the film to the upcoming Avengers movie as blatant as Stan Lee's pointless cameo, but all-told this was an enjoyable if not exactly marvellous comic-strip outing, the better for its war-time setting.
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