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Review: Captain America
Eric Schaen (07/28/2011)
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HeroClix World Captain America ReviewQuick Summary
After being deemed unfit for military duty in 5 different cities, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is offered a chance to serve his country by taking part in an experimental program that bestows Steve extraordinary strength and speed. Code-named Captain America, Steve is now on the frontlines facing an ever bigger threat than Hitler; the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) and his high-tech army of HYDRA agents.

Review
Marvel studious has been steadily producing superhero summer blockbuster movies for several summers now. The latest is in the form of the star-spangled Avenger, Captain America. With a rich comic history spanning 70 years, there is plenty of source material for the film. However, with a character that is not as well known to general audiences as some of Marvels other superheroes, the film focuses on the Captain’s origin for most of the film.

The story begins in the present-day with a team of scientists discovering what appears to be an enormous flying wing that was buried in the frozen arctic. Inside they find the legendary shield of Captain America in a block of ice. Now the film flashes back to the early days of the Second World War. A village in Norway is under attack by the nefarious Johan Schmidt (played by Hugo Weaving) the leader of a Nazi splinter group Hydra, who obtains a fantastic new power source. We are then introduced to young & frail Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) who has been rejected for military service yet again. The effect used to make Chris Evans look so scrawny is amazingly seamless. It left no traces of CGI’s handiwork at all.


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Best Superhero movie ever!!!

Posted by: Doc Savage-Hulk on 4/6/2012 6:54:03 AM
GL was better than this movie. Tommy Lee Jones pretty much mailed it in, rah-rah America "eff-ya" type material was too much to stomach. Red Skull makeup on Hugo Weaving was tragically fake. Overall the most predictable plot and least endearing character since Affleck's Daredevil.

Posted by: a guy on 8/27/2011 3:27:22 AM
awesome movie, it had even more potential to flop than thor but credit due marvel just hit a home run, as you yanks would say

Posted by: Ste on 8/8/2011 9:04:12 AM
captain america was ace best comic book film in ages
don't get why alot of people like dark knight and spider-man 2
it's abit sh*t. i like batman and spider-man but these are poor films and no don't want to see there new films

Posted by: ikari on 8/4/2011 7:28:04 AM
I can agree with darrell's order of the latest movies. Well, Thor and GL were close enough that I can't decide.

In the Cap movie, there were two things I wanted to see but didn't involving Nick Fury. I liked how in the Avengers cartoon they solved the problem of Ultimate Nick Fury by making Jack Fury the leader of the Howling Commandos. That would have worked well, because Rogers needed somebody to learn tactics from. They also watered down the scene of Cap waking up. I loved in the Ultimates when Samuel L. is introduced as "General Nick Fury" and Cap immediately suspects a Nazi trap: "Nice try, Fritz! Your accents are impeccable, but the highest ranking black man in the U.S. army is a lieutenant!"

I'm not sure why they changed Bucky's death. It was far less climatic than the comic version.

Posted by: Kragnorak on 8/1/2011 7:39:58 AM
Not a big fan of the new suit on Cap. It looks kind of dorky and the helmet looks stupid. I don't understand the padded head gear look. What makes me more upset is that Cap and Bucky were friends 'before' Steve was turned into Cap? Bucky was suppose to be like 12-13 when he found out Cap's secret ID. I always looked at the reason that Bucky wore his own outfit was to disguise who he was and how old he was. Bucky originally was the squads mascot. I really don't see the need to change that part of the origin. Then I again the only SuperHero movie that I feel was necessary to change a part of the Origin store was in Iron Man because it would make no sense for Tony to be in the location now.

Posted by: Sirchristopher on 7/31/2011 11:57:36 AM
What I really wanted to see was another cameo of Hugh Jackman. Cap running into Wolverine during WWII would be great. Too bad it didn't happen becuase it was two different franchises.

Posted by: Kana Sihsobhon on 7/31/2011 1:08:39 AM
Defently one of the better of the Hero Movies so far. too bad that DC cant do anythig decent besides Green Lantern. Last Batman that was any good were teh Tim Burton ones with Micheal Keaton.

Posted by: Ken on 7/29/2011 5:04:41 PM
this year I'd go in order:
Xmen first class
Captain America
Thor
Green Lantern

Posted by: darrell on 7/29/2011 9:33:39 AM
@friendlyneighborhoodsupersoldier
My vote still goes to Batman Begins as the best hero movie, but the runner ups are definintly Dark Knight and Spiderman 2.

Posted by: Owlman166 on 7/29/2011 5:19:56 AM
wonderful review
totally agree with all points
thanks

Posted by: darkclaw on 7/28/2011 10:27:35 PM
This is the second best movie in existence, sorry Cap, but Dark Knight is still the best. I am slightly biased though, so feel free to have your own opinions... even if they are wrong.

Posted by: Friendly Neighborhood Super Soldier on 7/28/2011 9:22:12 PM
Great review. I thought this was way better than Thor and Green Lantern.

Posted by: Owlman166 on 7/28/2011 6:08:05 PM
Nicely done movie 5x the plot than say suckerpunch

Posted by: Todd Manning on 7/28/2011 4:25:14 PM
Umm... great review. Reminds me of the episode of the Simpsons where Homer becomes a food critic.

Editor: You know, Homer, we need someone like you. Someone who doesn't immediately "poo-poo" everything he eats.

Homer: Nah, usually takes me a few hours.

Posted by: Composition & Critical Thought 101 on 7/28/2011 12:42:34 PM
Spot on review. This was a very entertaining and well done movie. What I most agree with is the author's review of the supporting cast. Everyone of them did a fantastic job. Looking forward to the Avengers and E Sshaen's review of that as well.

Posted by: Ryan on 7/28/2011 12:09:43 PM