Captain America: The First Avenger, a Mr. E Movie Review
Crash, Bam, Boom!
The classic days of comic’s has once again come to life on the big screen with the latest Marvel universe super hero getting the treatment, Captain America. A somewhat cheesy, yet iconic hero that was in desperate need of a costume over haul before this filming and makeover they did. They took this World War II hero story and really shined it up so that to not force it to be laughed out of the theaters. Especially since the Captain is the final piece of the puzzle in the upcoming Super-Superhero movie hitting us next summer, The Avengers.
This movie has done wonders with CGI. They made Chris Evan’s look like a scrawny little man so well I was baffled. I mean seriously look for a flaw, it’s not there. Plus the fact that they played the fact this guy is running around in a costume in the 40’s up perfectly. By making him a performer and national mascot they make it all look to have began as a show that even had its own WWII comic book! His weakness turned to strengths and his strengths reaffirmed the Steve Roger’s transformation is complete and rather believable for the context.
In the mix of it all we get to see a young Mr. Stark working out his creative side early in his life. That is prior to fathering the future Iron Man, a very cool tie that begins to bind the Marvel universe together. Add in that powerful cube from Odin’s vault, aka Thor’s dad, and you’re starting to see how this is all building up.
But no action hero flick is complete without its villain and Captain America’s nemesis is none other than the former Nazi the “Red Skull.” A monster of a man who was transformed using a previous version of the same experiment that transformed Roger’s only this man was evil at heart and so his transformation lead him down this different path. Played by Hugo Weaving, the Red Skull is an awesomely grotesque character both inside and out and Weaving’s best role since The Matrix.
If I were to have any critiques they would be based on the cheese factor that radiates from the first half of the film but I understood that from the get go so I was able to let that go. On its own it felt kind of like a complete set up for Avengers and not something meant to stand on its own. But knowing that as well allowed me to compensate for this and in the end the story played out as well as Thor or Iron Man for that fact. Oh, be sure to stay for the credits! Very cool, is all I’m gonna say.
I’m giving Captain America: The First Avenger 4 out of 5 stars and a big time recommend to anyone even thinking about next year’s Avengers.
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