DVD Review: Captain America: The First Avenger!

Captain America: The First Avenger!

From the Human Torch to the guy with the giant shield!

I have finally seen Captain America: The First Avenger! I really enjoyed this film. Chris Evans pulled off the transition from one giant Marvel character to another. I think that was one of my doubts on this film. If he could step out of the role of Johnny Storm and into the shoes of Steve Rogers. I think he did it very well.

The story goes that the ultimate superhero should be more than just super strong. They take Steve Rogers the skinniest kid in the army, and turn him into Captain America. However The morale here is that you should always remain true to yourself. After the transformation scene they had Cap in War Bond shows, I thought this was kinda weird. I guess at that time, that’s what people did to support the war effort. However I much prefer the later scenes where Cap is kickin ass!

Lets talk about Hugo Weaving, first he was Mr. Smith in The Matrix Films, then he was the voice of NBE-1… I mean Megatron in the Transformers live action films, and now he is The Red Skull! However in the movie I don’t think they ever call him the Red Skull! Weaving’s performance was awesome, as was the rest of the cast in this movie. I’d say I was kinda getting the vibe of David Hasselhoff’s 1998 TV Film Nick Fury Agent Of Shield though. The reason why I say that is they push Hitler aside to tell the story of the Red Skull and Hydra. While I’m not saying pushing Hitler aside is a bad thing, but I see a lot of similarities between the plot of this film, and Nick Fury Agent Of Shield. Mainly in the villain’s camp.

I felt the emotion between Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter at the end as he had to crash the plane inorder to save thousands of lives. Then we get nothing but a blank screen. Steve wakes up to a 1940’s era room with a baseball game being broadcast. He soon realizes that it’s all fake, and escapes. After which he finds himself in the modern day. In walks Nick Fury and tells him he has been asleep for nearly 70 years, and that he has a job for him.

Then we get to see the Avengers Trailer which comes out next May. Overall I thought Captain America: The First Avenger was awesome. I’d say it’s the best superhero movie of 2011. So go watch it now!

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TFG1Mike is a geek with many interests. He has been podcasting for over a decade, and sees no stopping point in sight. From Transformers, He-Man, Batman, Comics, movies, video games, cartoons, and so much more, Mike has a zeal for the things he loves, and he will bring the hammer down on the things that he has a disdain for. He's generally a postive person, but negativity can creep in there. Mike is all about the innuendos and innuendon'ts too. You'll hear him on many of The GCRN podcasts!
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