Captain America: The First Avenger Review

Captain America: The First Avenger

Directed by: Joe Johnston

Starring: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Tommy Lee Jones

In the beginning I really didn’t have much faith in the movie, it just seemed like it was not going to work because at first I couldn’t picture Chris Evans as the character or the character being able to work on film. This is one of the occasion that I liked being proven wrong. The movie was such a joy to watch and really represented the character in a way that it can appeal to a wider audience and succeed on its own. Without Joe Johnston behind the camera I don’t think that the movie would have been as good or the fact that Chris Evans owned the character  and really made the character his own, just like Robert Downey Jr. did with Tony Stark, he is really the highlight of the film.

Based on the Marvel Comics character from World War II. A brave, yet mild-mannered young soldier named Steve Rogers, volunteers to undergo a series of experiments for a US army Super Soldier program. The military succeeds in transforming him into a human weapon, but quickly decide that their Super Soldier is far too expensive a creation to risk in combat. So, they decide to put him to use as an army celebrity and parade him across Europe to boost morale by performing in USO shows for American troops. He is even given a costume that bear the colors of Old Glory for the stage. Then, when a Nazi plot reveals itself Rogers must rise up and and become the First Avenger, in order to save his country. Steve Rogers becomes Captain America and he earns his way into the hearts and souls of every American, bringing hope and justice to a war-weary nation. Later, during a mission to Germany to stop his archenemy – The Red Skull, from launching rockets at the allies, Captain America sacrifices himself and winds up frozen in ice for almost six decades! Revived, Steve Rogers now must join forces with new heroes and become an Avenger of the modern age.

What the next movie needs to do is create a fish out of water movie because it will show how much Steve Rogers missed during his slumber and how much he has left to learn, that will create an interesting arc for the character that I think could really make the sequel great.


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