Set back in the day where you go anywhere on the planet and announce you were American and proud and not be laughed at, assasinated or taken hostage!
Captain America The First Avenger is the film that is to set the final foundation for the forth coming Avengers movie.
The biggest problem with this movie is not to turn it into a flag wearer into a flag waver and to be honest this mission is a succuss.
The fim start with a super skinny Chris Evens who they have somehow made look like a skinny version of Gollum, but the character Steve Rogers is so patriotic of his country is devestated no being able to fight for the in WWII. Until he is brought into the secret project of making a super soldier that makes him ultra-buff and Captain America is born. The film plays it very clever as the original comic book character was designed as a propoganda tool for America much the same way Superman was during WWII, and Rodgers being dishearted by all this decides to fight the Nazi war machine. Credit also to include Tony Starks (Ironman) Dad's involvment into the project and the odd nod to Thor. The scene stealer is Hugo Weaving as the evil Red Skull, who is just like the old comic book bad guys as he has no reason or back story to his evilness , he just is and wants to see the world burn.
The action is brilliant, but a little uneven in paceing, but you forget all this once Captian Amarica chins a bad guy with his shield, you just end up wanting one. Evens is a great lead and tones down the brash of his earlier Marvel incarnation in the Fantastic Four. Credit for the direction by Joe Johnson as the film has a great sense of fun, but does make an impact in the action that does feel like it's straight out of the first three Raiders movies.The 40's setting is also perfectly captured and all leads up to a pull out all the stops finale and then quietns down for a clever we judged farewell.
Of course, Cap's fate is already decided and like Thor, Ironman and co, he'll return in Summer 2012's The Avengers.
Captain America tackles the Marvel Movie mash up ( The Avengers) without tripping over too many signpost's, though the reference to Odin does serve as a reminder that Captain America is great but does not quite to mange to hit the nail on the head aswell as Thor.
The final piece of the Avengers falls well into place, great acting, some brilliant bouts of action but a few too many "we're all heroes inside" comments, but it's no star spangled sick bag either.
Brilliant comic book fun!
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