Saturday, September 5, 2020

Captain America: The First Avenger

Alright, we're sorta back on track.

Captain America is a decent film, but honestly I haven't been enjoying much of these movies since Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk but I sense with Captain America we're getting back there a bit. This could very much just be a tribute to war movies from the 40s to the 60s, let alone a comic book film. The production design and style the movie gives us throughout kinda encapsulates war movies, film serials, and your modern superhero action flick. It's not half bad, and I can usually dig war movies so this film had a bit more going for it. It's really hit me though how much I know about these movies even though until this point I've saw only 4 of them, through pure cultural osmosis because people can't shut up about these movies, I was like oh we'll see Red Skull again, oh that's the tesseract, oh Bucky will have a robot arm, yep Steve's gonna crash in ice and wake up in modern day, it's like I've seen these movies without seeing them at all. How weird is that? I mean I knew very basic story beats of pipsqueak Steve Rogers wants to join the army, but he an 89 pound weakling so they test a super soldier serum on him and he quickly becomes a war hero going by the name of Captain America. That's pretty much the movie in a nutshell, not much happens beyond that but it really ain't a bad flick, I was with it from start to finish and actually did like Chris Evans in this so thank God he at least got better after Fantastic Four, and I even appreciated seeing the golden age Captain America suit in the movie. But seriously what in the hell was up with Steve before he got the serum, it's the closest I have ever seen of a human bobble-head, I understand why and how they did it but yeesh it looks bad at times. The action is decent, the supporting characters was quite star studded and worked well, in particular Tommy Lee Jones. Hugo Weaving as a villain hardly ever goes wrong and the Red Skull prosthetics are delightfully cheesy and yet a bit cool. Let's be honest people, cheesy and silly is imbedded in every facet of comic books whether we admit it or not regardless of the medium. I think it's an okay movie, it didn't strike me as something really good but I don't think we can sink much lower than Iron Man 2. I mean have you seen these utter clowns in Hydra? Sweet Jesus. You would have to pay me billions to do that f***ing ridiculous salute. I know I didn't have all that much to say about this particular entry, but to be honest it didn't give me too much to work with. I give it 2.5 stars, 6.5/10, and apparently the big guns are coming with The Avengers so no doubt I'll have a bit to talk about there. Until then.

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