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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Film Of The Week: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011)


SYNOPSIS:
Meek U.S. Army soldier Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) requires element in an experimental military plan that infuses him with super-human powers, and uses his newfound strength to battle the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) in this comic-book adventure from director Joe Johnston (The Wolfman, The Rocketeer). Tommy Lee Jones, Neal McDonough, and Stanley Tucci co-star in a film written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeeley (who previously collaborated on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe).
Evaluation:

My overview right here for Captain America: The 1st Avenger could be a re-check out for most of you FCSyndicate readers out there who have currently noticed the film. For me, as it stands, I am still one particular far more film quick prior to ultimately catching up to Marvel's second phase in its second cinematic universe top Thor: The Dark Planet and the April four, 2014 release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. So this was as fairly great an chance as any prior to than to see director Joe Johnston's theatrical contribution to the existing film franchise.

Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is a half-pint New York native from 1940's Brooklyn with dreams of serving his nation, verified only by the 5 occasions he has been rejected for the draft due to his size, amongst other issues. But 1 final evening out on the town with his best pal, Bucky, changes everything when a possibility meeting with a gifted medical doctor grants him the chance of a lifetime.

Following getting the good fortune of being selected for the U.S. military's supersoldier program, his newfound physical attributes and gifts are still not adequate in the eyes of his superiors in helping America defeat the Third Reich. In the finish, Rogers is left with no selection to place his greatest muscle forward as the hero he was destined to turn into, and the ultimate threat to an unknown evil far worse than Hitler, with technologies more sophisticated than anyone could expect.

Politics, espionage, tragedy and grave danger awaits Rogers who finds himself in control of great energy, and should use it to his greatest advantage in an epic battle between very good and superior evil that will set off a chain of events that will really adjust the globe. But can he do it alone?

I am quite familiar with the comic book franchise, even though I was never as well heavy into comic books. So when it comes to continuity and consistency among graphic novels and films, I am not the type to weigh amongst the two. So I won't get into all the comparisons that some are privy to when discussing comic book motion pictures. What I will say, is that I enjoyed Captain America: The 1st Avenger as a good and spectacular lead-in to final year's The Avengers and the other upcoming films. The story provides a nicely crammed origin story that gets the job done at its personal pace, not rushing to get our hero in costume just to satisfy our cravings.

On its face, tons of dodgy green screen background CGI mire the film to an extent, taking away particular moments of authenticity. Not to mention, I did not necessarily believe Evans' head required to be that huge on such a modest physique, even though in some scenes it does operate-other occasions it just does not, and you can visually tell how weird it appears. But that is just me.

As far as the action goes, I got my fill from it. Captain America doesn't fly, so that leaves him a lot of hurdles to overcome on the battlefield, which is thrilling when watching our hero dodging everything from bullets to flamethrowers and evaporating rifle blasts, and putting baddies away with hard-hitting hand to hand exchanges, in addition to employing his trusty jingoistic one-of-a-sort shield as each a weapon and a implies of self-defense.

Particular characters stood out, obviously, and of course I enjoyed their important roles from our actors, such as Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci, and even Hugo Weaving, who I would adore to see return as Red Skull, even if he doesn't. And much credit to actress Hayley Atwell who produced ComicCon headlines over the summer time reprising her part for the Marvel One particular-Shot, Agent Carter, which could finish up with its personal Tv series in the exact same vein of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. if it is in the cards.

Bottom line - Captain America: The First Avenger is just a small bit more grounded than some of the other Marvel motion pictures, but delivers nonetheless, reviving a beloved comic book character with a story that promises much far more ahead. So, if you haven't seen this film, then see it and look forward to Captain America: The Winter Soldier when it releases on April 4, 2014.

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Film Of The Week: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011)
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