Captain America: The First Avenger
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No need to rehash the other great reviews, but IMO, what they got SO RIGHT here was the CHARACTER of Steve Rogers BEFORE he becomes Captain America.
Just as Batman Begins had us totally invested in Bruce Wayne BEFORE he ever donned the cape and cowl, Marvel works the same type of magic with Steve Rogers & THAT (along with stellar performances by ALL the supporting cast) is what makes this a truly great film.
After suffering through the badly done CA movies of the past, it is a dream fulfilled to see the character brought to life so fantastically By Chris Evans & Joe Johnston.
And the Red Skull--OMG--Incredible makeup & Hugo Weaving shines as always to make the character come across as one of the premiere villains of the Marvel Universe.
Finally--watch the deleted ending scene to see how they really SHOULD have ended the movie--THAT was my only gripe--the truncated ending in the theatrical version.
So, to sum up--FINALLY a GREAT, FUN & FAITHFUL rendition of Captain America.
Bring on the AVENGERS!
It's time to ASSEMBLE!
The experiment is a success, but immediately after Steve is transformed into a handsome, ripped, perfect specimen of manhood, a Nazi spy assassinates Dr. Erskine and steals the formula. Though Steve manages to stop the assassin from escaping, in his first act of heroism as a newly minted superhero, the flask breaks in the process. Without a sample of the formula, it cannot be replicated because the doctor never wrote down the whole formula. Steve is now one of a kind.Read more ›
"Captain America: The First Avenger" is the story of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), a young man who wanted nothing more than to fight alongside the brave soldiers in World War II against the Nazi onslaught. After being rejected repeatedly due to his frail physique, Steve volunteered for an experimental treatment that would transform him into a living, breathing super-soldier. Meanwhile, a Nazi scientist named Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving) is attempting to harness power beyond anything this world has ever seen, and Captain America may be the only one strong enough to stop him.
After so many entertaining entries this summer ranging from Marvel's "Thor" and "X-Men: First Class" to DC Comics' "Green Lantern", did the heroic summer end with a triumphant victory or a disappointing defeat?
The answer, as evidenced by the movie's opening weekend box office victory over "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2", combined with mostly positive reactions from critics, is that the summer of heroes definitely ends on a high note. And I for one wouldn't have expected anything less from the star-spangled avenger.
Taking heavy cues from classic Hollywood escapism, the likes of which haven't been seen in quite some time, the film embraces its more traditional atmosphere without being heavy-handed or cheesy in the process.Read more ›
You cannot expect a comic book to magically come to life exactly as the written in said book. With the history, horrific amount of retcons, and multitude of different books/interpretations by different authors it simply is not possible. Movie goers need to return to the roots of movie theater entertainment: having fun. Captain America was a FUN movie. It was entertaining.
For the average movie goer who doesn't know about Cap or his history, you'll have a pretty good time. Regardless of other reviews there is plenty of action and just enough background to get you on your way into the adventures of Steve Rogers without boring you with an overly hashed/retconned origin. It's a comic book movie, it's over the top hero fantasy with Red White and Blue patriotism. Not a bad thing.
For the people who have a some knowledge of the character and have read some of the newer comics and enjoy comic book heroes there should be enough here for you to comfortably recognize Cap and many of the supporting characters enough to give the hero a good tie in to be an Avenger next year in the Universe that has been created and provided for us by the various directors and actors who have brought it to life on the big screen.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love it. The 3D is solid and what a story. The transformation from Steve Rogers to the Cap is remarkable. An origin story with bite.Published 7 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Chris Evans IS Steve Rogers, unprecedentedly touching and engaging for a superhero. The first half is vastly superior, unfortunately the second half resorts to a simplistic story... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Grey5toke
I love this movie. I'll admit it was way overpriced, but for me it was worth it to add it to my collection.Published 2 days ago by Square Peg
My daughter and I wanted to start from the beginning and watch a series of these Marvel movies in order. Read morePublished 3 days ago by David L. Yarbrough