Geek Movie Review: “Captain America:The First Avenger”
Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2011 08:58 Written by biggybox Monday, 25 July 2011 07:00
This will be the fourth 2 hr. long teaser I’ve seen for next years summer blockbuster “The Avengers”. Hopefully with after almost a decade of hyping and watching Samuel Jackson recruiting as Nick Fury, it better be the best comic book movie ever. After not wanting to be disappointed again by Paramount and Marvel, I was hesitant to go see this film, but Captain America did not disappoint. Opening day saw $25 million in revenue and an impressive $4 million at the midnight showings. Weekend total earnings of $65.8 million were estimated by the studio , which blows away the previous two Marvel movies “Thor” and “X-Men:First Class“.
One thing is for sure, the only way to see this movie is in 3-D. The visual effects of this movie were stunning. Avatar was the last movie I saw that had this great of of use of 3D. Everything from the background scenery to even the fight scenes were excellent. A very good portion of the movie I felt like I was in the action throwing my own shield made of Vibranium-Adimantium. Some of the scenes when there were a few people standing around in a circle whispering , I actually felt like I was part of the huddle. The special Fx and the 3-D were impeccable, and definitely worth seeing if you haven’t been to a 3-D movie yet. Read on for more.
With a dusty color theme that captures the inflected futurism of an earlier time, the movie wraps itself around Steve Rogers and his first mission as super soldier Captain America. His epic battle to rid the world of HYDRA and his arch-nemesis The Red Skull often at times seems like it will never happen, but it’s Captain America people of course he’s gonna save the day. I can’t get into too much without spoiling it for you, but the movie does stay close to comic book action we all loved about Captain America. One focus I did enjoy about the film was Captain America’s incorruptible, strong will to stay humble and not let the his power affect his judgments. Chris Evans who play’s Captain America does a great job portraying him and doesn’t even remind me that he’s already part of another super hero elite group known as the Fantastic Four.
Great cameo performances in this film due to Tommy Lee Jones and Stanely Tucci, having a bit of fun playing Col. Chester Phillips, and Tucci as Dr. Abraham Erskine. Sadly though British actress Haley Atwell plays Captain Americas love interest, and her role was actually kind of lame. Hugo Weaving plays the infamous Red Skull, and even with his accent a little weak at times, I was convinced. He played the evil Johann Schmidt exactly how I would want him to.
Director Joe Johnston brings a great super-hero feel to the latest of the Marvel movies. He doesn’t get caught up in trying to make this movie all about the action and He focuses a great deal on the character, which is a little refreshing to see. Don’t worry though there is plenty of scene’s that someone or something is blowing up, getting shot, or evaporating. Great flick I enjoyed every bit of it, I give this movie an A. Check out the trailer below.