Sunday, July 24, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger - Movie Review

The newest superhero move in the Marvel Comics line came out this Friday. Captain America: The First Avenger follows Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), a scrawny and weak man with many sicknesses who is determined to join the army and serve his country. After being rejected five times, he is finally given a chance when German scientist Dr. Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci) recruits Rogers to the army in a New York camp, where one of which will be chosen for the first super-soldier experiment. Dr. Erskine chooses Rogers because of his courage and transforms him into Captain America. Meanwhile, Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving), the leader of Hitler's science division, Hyrda, is bent on taking over the world and has found a way to harness the power of the Gods. It is up to Rogers to stop Schmidt and save the world.

Filled with special effects, this rather long movie is yet another straightforward superhero story. The film does a great job of introducing the audience to Steve Rogers and how he came to be Captain America but there isn't enough connection with viewers. A lot of the movie is straightforward action. He does show a lot of patriotism though. Hugo Weaving is so perfect for any villain role, it was kind of disappointing to have his face CGI'ed into Red Skull. Definitely go watch it if you are a Captain America fan, and even if you're not, it would be good to all caught up when the next movie based on Marvel Comics come out. Save your money and watch it in regular theatres; it's not worth paying extra to see it in 3D. Be sure to stay through the credits as there is an extra scene at the very end, as well as the trailer for the upcoming movie, The Avengers, which combines all the superheros from the last few Marvel Comics movies - Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America, among others.

Captain America: The First Avenger is out in theatres now.

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