A solid addition to the Marvel film collection
Captain America - The First Avenger review
19th September 2012
Maybe it was coincidental, but its quite funny that the last Avenger to grace the big screen before the epic group project was the First Avenger. The film tells the story of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), a young man who agrees to take part in a top secret military experiment after being declared unfit for military service. The result? Rogers become Captain America, a super-soldier of sorts dedicated to fighting for America.
This is a good film but, in some ways, what happens for 95% of the movie is irrelevant. A little harsh, yeah, but all I really wanted to know was how Captain America moves from the 1940s to the present day. And we dont really find that out until the very end. Until then, Captain America is busy fighting Nazis, especially the equally superpowered Red Skull (Hugo Weaving). Evans gets ample support from the likes of Tommy Lee Jones, Dominic Cooper and Hayley Atwell. Thats all well and good, but everything is just a very long interlude for that interesting final five minutes.
Still, its an enjoyable enough movie that does a solid job of telling the Captain America story. I would happily watch a sequel, which is in the works.