The Only Review Of Captain America: The First Avenger That You’ll Ever Need
Before we begin, I just want to say that this poster is one of the best posters I’ve seen in years. It’s a nice throw-back to the poster styles of Indiana Jones and the like. It’s awesome.
I’ve always loved Captain America. He’s the guy who everyone strives to be. Hard-working, brave, honest, dependable, and able to kick an ass load of ass. So I was pretty excited to have a new big-screen version of him that wasn’t from 1990.
Chris Evans is pitch-perfect as Captain America, up to bat for a second time for Marvel after playing Johnny Storm in The Fantastic 4. They did an awesome job of digitally imposing his face on either a jockey or a 12 year old boy’s body, before he got the juice. Tommy Lee Jones is great as always. He makes for a perfect hardened Army General. Hugo, who’s basically going to be type-cast now ever since he was Agent Smith in Matrix is jim-dandy as the Red Skull. They explain Captain America’s suit perfectly. Because obviously it wouldn’t make much sense for the army to give him a costume, but since he became a symbol, and a hero before being called to action, it made sense he’d still want the get up. So that was awesome. We got a lot of great battle scenes, and plenty of footage of Captain America in action. The look and feel of the 1940’s was an awesome fit. Also, the way they did the love story in the end was fucking awesome. Loved it.
My only complaint is I wish it was more based in reality. The Red Skull obtains something from Thor’s world, the Infinity Cube [don’t worry, it’s not a spoiler, it happens in the first 10 minutes or so], and creates weapons out of that. So, other than that, it’s fantastic. I believe it ties with X-Men: First Class as the best of the summer movies.
This movie also backed up my belief that The Avengers movie is kind of a stupid idea. I mean, look at what Captain A, Iron Man, Thor, and The Hulk have accomplished all by themselves. What on Earth would all of these guys need to assemble for? If was just these guys versus an entire army, then I guess I could see it. But it’s not like Hulk or Thor couldn’t take on an entire army themselves. We’ll see.
4 & 3/4 out of 5