27 July 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Abraham Erskine: Why someone weak?  Because a weak man knows the value of strength, the value of power...


Oh, you wanted something more?

Well, why didn't you ask?

Captain America tells the story of Steve Rogers, a kid from Brooklyn who is... less than physically fit according to the standards of the US Army Draft Board.

He gets injected with some serious human growth hormone, and becomes Captain America.  Turns out however that he is not alone.  The leader of Hydra, Red Skull, became said crimson bone assembly when an injection of same human growth hormone went... wrong.

So now that we have our crazy, power mad villain, lets get with the ass whoopin!  Sorry Cap, first you have to go raise money by singing and dancing.  And slugging ole' Adolf. (see first cover ever of Cap comics).  Actually, I rather enjoyed this sequence as it worked in some of the earlier Cap costumes.  Cap gets mad, and wants to do something.  After spitting out a piece of scenery that got stuck in his teeth, Tommy Lee Jones tells him to stay out of the way.  Does Cap?  Hell no!  He goes and rescues Bucky Barnes and the rest of the Howling Commandos.

More ass whoopins ensue, and Cap gets trapped in ice.  Movie begins and ends with the discovery of Cap in the ice.  Sam 'BMF' Jackson shows up as Nick Fury (or Nick Fury showed up as Sammy J... not sure about that) and says to Cap: 'You're not in Kansas anymore' (1)

Overall, I really enjoyed this movie.  It felt a lot like Thor in that its a back story movie, so we don't have to waste time on said back stories in The Avengers.  I rate this right at the same level as Thor.  For some reason, nothing has topped Iron Man/Iron Man  2 in my super hero movie list yet.  A fun romp that stuck fairly close to the source material, its a good standalone movie, and a hell of a lead up to The Avengers in 2012.

Appropriately awesome post credits sequence gave me nerd tingles for 2012.

(1) This is NOT what Nick Fury said, but it sounded cool in my head

1 comment:

  1. This movie had what is lacking in alot of super-hero movies lately: emotion. Like the kind where you really care about the characters. Everything was great, from the acting, to the look and feel of the movie. The costumes were spot on. The very ending was thrilling, and be sure to stay after the credits, because you won't want to miss it!