Once again, Marvel fans, Movie fans, and Marvel Movie fans, I say to you these 4 words: “GO SEE THIS MOVIE!”
Captain America: The First Avenger, starring Chris Evans and more blows up the screen in amazing comic book fashion. From the very beginning, the film captivates as we are drawn into a time that we rarely get to see a superhero in! Giving a great time piece portrayal, Marvel very cleverly and appropriately tells the origin story of Steve Rogers as Captain America in this most recent installment of a well-put-together puzzle masterpiece of movies. While Marvel is gearing up for the release of The Avengers, and while movies such as Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger all lead up to it, this film is one that, Avengers or no, can stand on it’s own two feet!
Chris Evans plays the selfless, caring, and determined Steve Rogers who is given a rare opportunity to become something great. Having received his power to help make a difference, Rogers tends to follow the same code that many superheroes have, so eloquently stated by one “Uncle Ben”: “With great power comes great responsibility!” Much in contrast to that of his enemy, the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving).
The cast in this film is superb. Their introduction, flawless. Even if you know nothing of Captain America’s story prior to seeing the film, you will not be lost as the characters all play a part in telling the story! Evans’s performance remains completely natural and believable as Captain America/Steve Rogers. Hugo Weaving as the villain does not disappoint, although the more you see him as the Red Skull, the less you may remember that it is Weaving.
The supporting cast tremendously add depth and enjoyment to this film, especially through the lengthier background story. Noteworthy supporting cast members include:
- Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter
- Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark (We can see where Tony Stark got his demeanor from!)
- Tommy Lee Jones as Colonel Phillips (Gruff and direct!)
- Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes (Rogers’ best friend)
Special effects, action, musical score, and the added bits of humor all equal a great formula for this comicbook adaptation success. When added to the fantastically told storyline, Chris Evans’s outstanding and believable performance as Steve Rogers/Captain America, and the added anticipation for Marvel’s greatest movie ever (The Avengers), Captain America: The First Avenger definitely impressed this movie lover!
The way in which Marvel tied this film in together with the likes of Iron Man (Howard Stark’s appearance), Thor (the tesseract), and The Avengers (Samuel L. Jackson) definitely shows that Marvel Studios knows what they are doing! Be prepared for more awesomeness to follow in May 2012 when The Avengers assemble! Oh, and in case you didn’t know…be sure to STAY through the really really long credits for a sneak peek at what’s to come! Do not miss it! You’ve been warned!
Captain America: The First Avenger…(not just a stepping stone to The Avengers)…a GREAT Marvel film! One of the best to date! Go see it!
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–TheSp1der’s Score: 4 out of 5 stars for “Captain America: The First Avenger”
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