Captain America: The First Avenger, movie review

Captain America: The First Avenger, movie review

Captain America: The First Avenger, movie review

Captain America: The First Avenger

Rating: Pretty Damn Good

A lot of people are calling Captain America the best comic book adaptation yet. I don’t know that I agree with that, but it’s definitely one of the better films to come from marvel. A long time ago, no one would dare touch a comic book film. You’d think it was because of a lack of proper special effects, but in most cases it was because they couldn’t imagine anyone would want to see them. It’s strange that a time when comic book sales are at their lowest, comic book heroes would become the record breaking films of our time.

The movie can be over-dramatic at times with lots of forced dialog and pointless hero poses

The movie can be over-dramatic at times with lots of forced dialog and pointless hero poses

What you may not like:
-Very over dramatic, everything from the acting to the posing like a hero for no reason
-Poor choreography, there’s nothing clever about the fight scenes, nothing war-movie-ish about the battles
-It drags in some ways, they probably could have concentrated the story some, though it’s rare you see an hour and fifty minute movie, maybe there’s certain

Captain America spends most of his time just running into people, he doesn't shoot much and the fight scenes are blandly choreographed with little creativity

Captain America spends most of his time just running into people, he doesn't shoot much and the fight scenes are blandly choreographed with little creativity

blocks of time they’re

constrained to so they let the movie run a little long to get into the next bracket
-Poor 3D, very little pops out of the screen, not so much because of the 3D conversion, but because of the directing, had more things been shot coming into the camera, more things would have popped out at you
-Corny dialog, they explain too much as if they think the audience is too stupid to figure it out on their own
-He doesn’t shoot enough, there’s people all around and him and this shield doesn’t cover even half his body and yet nobody can hit him before he charges in and punches them in the face

Cap is a regular guy just doing his job to the best of his ability, it's a nice take on the hero concept

Cap is a regular guy just doing his job to the best of his ability, it's a nice take on the hero concept

What you’ll love:

-Good trailers! I know that has nothing to do with Captain America, but it’s a big part of going to the movies isn’t it?
-A different take on the hero, he’s very modest. He’s not a dark, tortured soul, and he’s not an overzealous idiot, he’s just some guy from Brooklyn. I don’t think there’s any heroes in that middle ground other than

Hugo Weaving is great

Hugo Weaving is great

Cap, even Spider-Man has a lot of demons
-A good message about the abuse of power and what it takes to be a truly good person
-A shockingly profound ending that may leave you thinking about what Steve Rogers must be feeling and how you would react waking up in the same situation

Who can possibly hate killin' nazis?

Who can possibly hate killin' nazis?

-Cool style, lots of people liked how it was integrated into our history
-Nazis get their ass kicked, how can you go wrong with that???
-Cool weapons and effects
-Hugo Weaving plays a great villain with a pretty genuine German accent
-The shield seems kinda lame, but they do a good job, it actually ends up being pretty cool

Using a pistol and a shield is pretty cool

Using a pistol and a shield is pretty interesting

-He uses a pistol, I thought the whole Colt 45 thing was pretty “American” of him. They say the M1 Garand is the defining weapon, and it was-as far as genuine battles were concerned. As far as American imagery is concerned, however, it was anything in .45 caliber. That means there’s tons of Colt 1911 .45 pistols and Tommy guns to be had in this film and I liked that a lot as far as

There ends up being a bit of a tragic love story which adds something special  to the movie

There ends up being a bit of a tragic love story which adds something special to the movie

the coolness factor
-They’re continuing to tie the movies together, there’s references to another hero in the marvel universe in this one as there was references in Iron man etc. The Avengers movie is coming
-An interesting take on the classic love story in the background of an action film, almost tragic
-Lots of funny parts that had the crowd laughing
-Good characters

Overall, it’s definitely worth checking out, despite the complaints. It’s got a lot of potential as a franchise if they don’t screw up the sequels, and hopefully the Avengers works out well. I really wouldn’t recommend spending the money on 3D. There’s nothing special to it and most of the movie looks flat anyway. So far I think the best comic book adaptation goes to Batman, but Captain America is one of those roles where you’re thinking “How is that not going to be lame?” It’s the best of those heroes. Captain America was definitely better than Thor, for example. I’d say full price in 2D is worth it and it’s worth getting on DVD, or blu-ray on a discounted price, around 25.

I waited, figuring they’d show a clip, but for whatever reason I ended up leaving early and missed it. If you care, keep yourself planted all the way to the true end of the movie and there’s another clip that gears up for the Avengers movie.

What did you think?
Kephra

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One Response to Captain America: The First Avenger, movie review

  1. Kirk Shaw says:

    The original X-Men movie was a gem and helped usher in an age of exciting and smart comic book adaptations that were dynamite at the box office. Longtime fans and newcomers alike were intrigued with the adventures of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Professor X (Patrick Stewart), and Storm (Halle Berry).

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