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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Movie Reviews

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11/02/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

An entertaining beginning but a dull spectacle

"Whatever happens tomorrow, you must promise me one thing. That you will stay who you are, not a perfect soldier, but a good man."

Since 2000 we are literally flooded with film versions of Marvel heroes. Just a small list: X-Men, Blade, Spider Man, Daredevil, The Hulk, The Punisher, Elektra, Fantastic Four, Ghost Rider, Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy ... Pretty impressive. And this year there's the release of "Captain America: Winter Soldier" of which I read so many good things everywhere. In preparation for this, I had to watch the first film from "Captain America" so I'll be proper prepared.

Captain America was introduced before World War II by Marvel and was immensely popular among the American troops. That's becaus...

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12/27/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Captain America: The First Avenger" by Yojimbo

A patriotic young man considered too sickly and puny to fight in World War II is transformed into a super soldier by a special serum. The first attempt to bring Captain America to the silver screen was astonishingly bad, so this reinvention had a very low bar to clear. This it manages to do thanks to an above par cast and the requisite computer assisted action sequences; but somehow, this version felt a little too joyless and stodgy to me. Tommy Lee Jones' gruff superior officer raises a couple of smiles, but as a whole there's a real lack of a sense of fun about this film; Hugo Weaving's Red Skull had potential but he didn't feature in the film enough and was little more than a bog standard megalomaniac with a bad complexion, and Chris Evans' po-faced do-gooder is nowhere near as enjoyab...

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04/07/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

The Star-Spangled Man with a Good Movie

An enjoyably retro superhero movie with a mildly satirical edge, 'The First Avenger' is a nice addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The cast is very solid, with Evan's molding a relatable and refreshingly idealistic superhero from what could have been a thankless role, Hayley Atwell, in contrast to other Marvel love interest (eyes on you, Portman), displaying quite a bit of personality, Hugo Weaving and Toby Jones being fine villains, and Tucci and Tommy Lee Jones playing serviceable mentors. The weakest link is Sebastian Stan, who serves more as a nice piece of eye candy than an interesting character.

The screenplay is innocuous, but in the best way possible. However, the intelligence of the protagonist's actions in the film's climatic scene is dubious. Still, it's a fun little ...

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05/20/2012 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Fondue is just cheese and bread my friend!

“Arrogance may not be a uniquely American trait but I must say you do it better than anyone else”

Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) was born a scrawny kid from Brooklyn. His one goal in life was to serve his country the way his parents (an army nurse and soldier) did but he is deemed too small and too weak to join the Army. He keeps trying, and eventually submits himself to Dr Erskine's (Stanley Tucci) experiment to create the perfect human. Instantaneously Rogers becomes a poster boy for the Second World War and puts on about eighty pounds, he now runs faster and is stronger than any other human on Earth.

Captain America was conceived as an unapologetically American symbol, designed to boost wartime morale. This is a film that embodies every positive value that we all hold dear and can be...

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01/05/2012 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Did It's Job and Then Some

Marvel got back on track with their movies with Captain America: The First Avenger. It did a very good job of bridging the World War 2 origin of Captain america to the modern day so we as an audience are ready for The Avengers this summer(2012).

Over all the story was good and the action kept the movie going at a nice pace. The beginning may have been a little slow but they do a good job of setting Steve Rodgers up as an underdog you want to root for. Sure it was a little predictable but they had enough fun and action to make me not worry about that. The little love story they threw in there was nice and didn't take anything away from the movie, in fact it may haven even added a little something for the romantics out there.

The real amazing part of this is the CGI. They did a great...

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12/18/2011 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

The first avenger.

Based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America. It is the fifth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was directed by Joe Johnston and stars Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, and Stanley Tucci. Set during World War II, the film tells the story of Steve Rogers, a sickly man from Brooklyn who is transformed into super soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Captain America must stop the Red Skull -- Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, and the leader of a mysterious organization that intends to use a device called a tesseract as an energy-source for world domination.Amazing film, with retro ambientation.In my oppinion one of the best super-hero movies ever made!

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11/26/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Captain America: The First Avenger review

Setting is the 1940's and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is part of the "super-soldier" experiment headed by Starks and Dr. Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci). Nazi officer Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving) tries to rule as the Red Skull with his Hydra organization. Steve uses a circular shield made of vibranium, a rare indestructible metal while using a uniform similar to a US flag. The feeling of being in the 40's was never a question, the score, effects and surprisingly, the authenticity of Evans was good. Even the supporting casts of Colonel Chester Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) were appealing.

The director shows promise in terms of the story's pace, action sequences and character development. Only thing that can be criticized is the lack of quality dialog...

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09/02/2011 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Stars and Stripes for the Family

To begin with, this is a good not amazing action film. Don't be mistaken The Dark Knight still is way better than this. With that being clear, Captain America is a really good action film. This one is definitely the best in the Avenger movie series. Amazingly this movie is enjoyable for both kids and adults. Captain America fights through the Hydra (not exactly Nazi) army, which provides very good action, but he still remains a good role model (unlike Heroes like Iron Man and Punisher). Captain America is a great traditional American hero movie, where he learns responsibility, keeps his integrity, and never wants to kill. There is even a romance story which is well done; it comes across fairly realistic for a movie and ends with a strong sad dramaticism. The special effects are very good ...

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08/07/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A Real, American (Super) Hero

I have been rough on a lot of films this year - for whatever reason, I haven't been impressed, especially not with the dearth of super hero films this time around. Yet something about Captain America clicked with me. Perhaps it was the little guy finally coming out on top, or the way it tied together with the other Avenger films but in the end, I have to say this is my favorite super hero film of 2011.

On this this film has going for it compared to say Thor or Green Lantern is that it relies more on story and characters than big effects. Yes, there are some great fight scenes - a weapons factory with blue-powered weapons that disintegrate people - a fight aboard a massive bomber - but beyond a few key battles, the film is really about our man Steve Rogers and how he deals with becoming...

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