Movie Review: CAPTAIN AMERICA, The First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger
Directed by: Joe Johnston
Written by: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely (screenplay) based on the Marvel comics written Joe Simon, Jack Kirby
Release Date: July 19, 2011 (worldwide); July 22, 2011 (United States)
Starring: Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell

Plot summary from IMDB:
It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr. Erksine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erksine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany's head of its secret HYDRA research department, Johann Schmidt aka the Red Skull, Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot. However, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America and his war against Schmidt begins.
I'm never one for superhero movies and if it were not for my friends, I would have never watched this movie. But, it was a night out with friends, I was presented with two choices and I went for the one I deemed to be the lesser evil.

Surprisingly, I liked it.

I liked the humor and how the funny lines were delivered impeccably and on the right timing. Tommy Lee Jones dry humor.... classic.

And then Red Skull. Although he was played by Hugo Weaving, the Red Skull costume made me laugh every time he went on screen. I really don't know why, but instead of having adverse feelings for the villain, I found his visage funny, making me snort in order to stifle my giggles.

The plot was believable and realistic. It never went over the top which is my problem with of these kind of movies. No cheesy parts in the romantic moments though I kept a running commentary in my mind on why the female was always made up with red, red lipstick even at camp. Who's got time to put on that kind of makeup? A sentiment shared by my two friends with me.

Fun, fun movie.



  1. Beta told me to go see this movie because of the many cute guys in it. God I love that boy!


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