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ATTENTION! Salute Captain America!

July 21, 2011

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!

(most images courtesy boxofficemojo and can be viewed on their site by clicking the picture)

Thanks for reading!

Enjoy if you wish…or don’t enjoy! Happy Watching!

TheSp1der’s Score: 4 out of 5 stars for “Captain America: The First Avenger

This is my “99th+1” MOVIE REVIEW! Be sure to check out the rest HERE!

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. July 21, 2011 7:30 pm

    Congrats on 100 movie reviews!

    Can’t wait to watch Captain America… it comes to my country only next week!

    Btw, why does Red Skull look like Voldemort’s long lost brother? o.O

    BtBtw, I added you to my blogroll, cheers 😀

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    • July 21, 2011 9:37 pm

      thank you Ipodman!

      Captain America is great! sidenote, watching Thor before will help, but it’s not necessary. Which country are you in? sorry I don’t know.

      “Voldemort’s long lost brother” hahaha, might I add “hotheaded and angry brother!”

      Thanks for the blogroll add. I appreciate the honor!

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      • July 21, 2011 11:51 pm

        I’m in Singapore… sometimes we get movies earlier and sometimes we get movies later, it’s weird

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  2. July 22, 2011 9:36 am

    so really its good? the trailer looks so-so…thats surprising i was totally expecting this movie to be a dud…so like on a scale from 1 to 10…. 10 being the First two X-Men movies… 6 being the spiderman movies…and 1 being Batman Forever…what would you give it?

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    • July 22, 2011 9:46 am

      ooh, interesting rating here. I’d give Captain America a 8. But I’d have to put Spiderman 2 at an 8 (not a 6) haha.

      Yes, Captain America is that good!!

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      • July 24, 2011 9:39 pm

        hahaha hmm ok maybe I’ll check out Captain America after all….but I also want to see Cowboys and Aliens…so if Cowboys and Aliens also gets good reviews then i guess ill be spending some time in the theater lol

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      • July 25, 2011 9:22 am

        see them both! 🙂

        I saw you had a couple of reviews up. I will be sure to stop by here shortly to check em out.

        How was your weekend??

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    • July 22, 2011 8:46 pm

      Oh man, Batman Forever is not THAT bad… O.O

      I’ll give Batman Forever a 5 or 6 max… I don’t really hate ANY of the Batman films tbh…

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      • July 22, 2011 8:48 pm

        Haha! It was ok. But Val Kilmer didn’t do it for me! Ha!

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      • July 24, 2011 9:42 pm

        no no batman forever is a 1….out of all superhero movies it was the worst….at least in my opinion.

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      • July 25, 2011 9:24 am

        Out of ALL superhero movies? No way! haha

        you have to consider Fantastic Four 2, Punisher War Zone, the original Nick Fury movie with David Hasselhoff, and Superman IV in there! Batman Forever was better than those.

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  3. July 22, 2011 8:59 pm

    It’s the Robin… the Robin is the problem… he is too old to be a Robin anyway lol

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    • July 22, 2011 9:00 pm

      Ooh. Good call sir! But for me he’d be the ADDED problem. 😉

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  4. July 25, 2011 3:00 pm

    Wahoo!! Great review, T, and I share your enthusiasm for this movie. My hubby is writing the review for me. I mean, he kept talking about it so I said, why don’t you write a review for FC then 😀 Hopefully he’ll get it done later tonight.

    I’m with you about Weaving… he’s always the best thing in everything he’s in. I thought he’d be all Agent Smith as Red Skull but not at all, even his voice sounds different here, don’t know how he does that, man!

    But it’s also nice to see that Chris Evans managed to hold his own against such a great actor, I’m starting to have more faith in him as an actor now. I think he’s more than just a pretty face 😉

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    • July 25, 2011 8:10 pm

      Thanks Ruth! I really liked it. I will probably end up seeing it 2 more times in theaters (5 times in all) I really enjoyed it a lot and Evans did impress greatly!

      I look forward to seeing your husband’s review! Sweet! 🙂

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