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  • Justin Louallen

Captain America: The First Avenger Review

Just got back from a midnight screening of Captain America in 3D. You know what the funny thing is? 2 days ago, I finally had the chance to go see Thor in theaters. But it was at the 2 dollar movie theater instead of the regular one I go to. And let me say, that I really enjoyed Thor. I thought as a superhero movie, it really works on a great big level. This and Captain America really show how much time and effort is going into the production with these Marvel films coming out. Okay, let me tell you a little something about these Marvel films coming out. Ever since Iron Man came out in 2008, the studios have announced on making several crossovers featuring all of these bad-ass superheroes and they're trying their best to tie them together for this ultimate crossover next year called The Avengers, which will have the ultimate alliance of heroes including Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Thor, and a couple of others that made small appearances in these films like Hawkeye, (Who was in Thor as the sniper). Anyway, about Captain America. Now, I didn't really expect a whole lot going into this movie cause since I saw Thor 2 days ago, I figured it would probably be about the same level watching a Marvel Superhero film. And much to my surprise, I really got into the character the moment I saw him in the film. At first, I couldn't exactly buy Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, but, as the film progressed, I really felt his presence and I thought he did an incredible job as Captain America as the film went on. This film really blew me away with almost everything. The score was very moving, the action scenes had some great cinematography, and the whole cast does an almost perfect job. Tommy Lee Jones as the cut-throat Colonel was very brilliant and he reminded me of R. Lee Ermey from Full Metal Jacket, that is if he had a more softer side to him. I even liked Hugo Weaving as Red Skull. Anytime Hugo Weaving plays a villain, I really get into the type of characters he plays. Like how he played Agent Smith from the Matrix movies. As far as the plot goes, it's pretty straight forward, it's basically an alternate World War II in the eyes of Captain America. When the story moves forward we get introduced to some other very unique characters including Tony Stark (Iron Man)'s father who builds Captain America his shield and builds him other various inventions. As for the 3D, I didn't think it was bad, I mean, it's obviously post-3D, but, I didnt think it looked bad, but, I didn't think it was necessary because it only really worked in like a couple of scenes. Like when Captain America throws his shield or when someone points a gun at the screen, but, other than that, it was almost useless. But that didn't stop me from liking this movie though. I highly recommend this for both Marvel fans and superhero movie fans as well. Oh, and Samuel L. Jackson's appearance at the end was very clever too. I'm really hoping that when The Avengers comes out, it'll be as great as Thor and Captain America and every other Marvel film they've made. So, yeah, I say definitely check it out. My overall rating is a 8.5/10. If I was to give Thor a score, I'd probably give it a 8/10. Both very solid and very entertaining summer flicks of 2011. So, check it out and God Bless You Captain America!

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