Saturday, August 20, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger review.

Captain America has been our favorite comic book heroes for years.

If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.

Directed by: Joe Johnston
Genre: Action Adventure, Comic Book, War, WWII
Release date: July 22, 2011
Running Time: 124 minutes
MMPA rating: PG-13

Thoughts: We are going to do this a little different we are going to give you some thoughts on the movie. We have never had higher expectations for a movie and Captain America lived up to all of the expectations we had. We were sceptical when heard Chris Evens was going to play Steve Rogers/Captain America we though we would be to cocky but after seeing the movie we now know that he was the perfect choice for the role.

The Good: Best comic book movie ever, One of the greatest movies of all time ever, Extremely satisfying for geeks, Lots of great action, Succeeds in being a great comic book movie, War movie, Action movie, and Sci-Fi movie, Chris Evans (Captain America) and Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter) had great chemistry, Captain America kills Nazis, One of the best soundtracks of all time, The song "Star Spangled Man" is one of the best songs(not music soundtrack) ever to be in a movie, A perfect 40s set,

Plot: In the present day, scientists in the Arctic uncover a circular object with a red, white and blue design. In March 1942, Nazi officer Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving) and his men invade T√łnsberg, Norway, to steal a mysterious tesseract possessing untold powers. In New York City, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is rejected for World War II military duty due to various health and physical issues. While attending an exhibition of future technologies with his friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), Rogers again attempts to enlist. Having overheard Rogers' conversation with Barnes about wanting to help in the war, Dr. Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci) allows Rogers to enlist. Rogers is recruited as part of a "super-soldier" experiment under Erskine, Colonel Chester Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones), and British agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell). Phillips is unconvinced of Erskine's claims that Rogers is the right person for the procedure but relents after seeing Rogers commit an act of self-sacrificing bravery. The night before the treatment, Erskine reveals to Rogers that Schmidt underwent an imperfect version of the treatment, and suffered side-effects.
In Europe, Schmidt and Dr. Arnim Zola (Toby Jones) successfully harness the energies of the tesseract, intending to use the power to fuel Zola's inventions. Schmidt, having discovered Erskine's location, dispatches an assassin to kill him. In America, Erskine subjects Rogers to the super-soldier treatment, injecting him with a special serum and dosing him with "vita-rays". After Rogers emerges from the experiment taller and muscular, one of the attendees kills Erskine, revealing himself as Schmidt's assassin, Heinz Kruger (Richard Armitage). Rogers pursues and captures Kruger but the assassin commits suicide via cyanide capsule before he can be interrogated.
With Erskine dead and the super-soldier formula lost, U.S. Senator Brandt (Michael Brandon) has Rogers tours the nation in a colorful costume as "Captain America" to promote war bonds rather than allow scientists to study him and attempt to rediscover Erskine's formula. In Italy 1943, while on tour performing for active servicemen, Rogers learns that Barnes' unit was lost in battle against Schmidt's forces. Refusing to believe that Barnes is dead, Rogers mounts a solo rescue attempt with Carter and Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) flying him behind enemy lines. Watch the movie to see what happens next.

Plot: 10/10- The plot is near perfect it made for a great war story and a very human one.

Action: 9.9/10- A excellent combination of hand-to-hand, classic WWII and sic-fi action.

Acting: 9.9/10- Chris Evans(Captain America) and Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter) should both be given an academy award for there impeccable performances.

Special effects: 9.9/10- Steve Rogers before and after  transformation incrediblely realistic, Explosions and Cap's shield throw looked perfect.

Soundtrack: 9.9/10- Captain America: The First Avenger has one of the best soundtracks of all time, It sounded like a John Williams soundtrack, The song "Star Spangled Man" is one of the best songs(not music soundtrack) ever to be in a movie,

Comedy: 8.5/10- Captain America: The First Avenger is not a comedy but Colonel Chester Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones) had some very funny one liners.

Overall: 9.9/10- Captain America: The First Avenger does everything right it will appeal to comic book movie fans, war movie fans, sci-fi moive fans action movie movie fans and anyone. If you have any interest in WWII(World War II) movie we highly recommend this movie.

Closing comments: We had outrageously high expectations for the movie and it lived up to them and then some.

Recommended for: Anyone, comic book movie fans, war movie fans, WWII movie fans, sci-fi moive, fans action, Americans(if you are not America you can still enjoy the movie).


  1. I give this a 10/10 rating! It was very, very good, both in film aspects and even most worldview aspects as well. And it was awesome for people like who had never even read the comics.

    I rate this a 'Must Watch' movie. :D

    Good review guys!

    ~Jamie Joyce

  2. haven't seen the movie yet. i'll have to watch it when it comes out on dvd.

  3. LOL! I thought I should come back and comment on this one for sure!
    Absolutely the best movie ever, right after Star Wars! You are right about Evans performance! He is the perfect Steve Rogers!
    PS. We are going to watch Iron Man tonight so I'll have a post about that soon!


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