Thursday, July 12, 2012
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) review
I honestly didn't think this could top Thor for me, but it did with all the action and retro feel it could!
PLOT:In the days of WWII, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) has always been a puny weakling bullied excessively and has always wanted to enlist in the military, but they would never let him in. When a powerful scientist (Stanley Tucci) enrolls him in search of an experiment, Rogers becomes the first breed of super-soldier. He's now strong, tall, and four times the man he ever was. Now he must stop the powerful Nazi organization, Hydra, led by the evil Johann Schmidt a.k.a. Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) and his new power force that can evaporate any man. However, he must prove himself a soldier and not let the government control him as either a lab rat or political propaganda. It's a well-thought plot executed very well.
ACTING:The performances in here were pretty great to say the least. Chris Evans owned the role as Steve Rodgers/Captain America; he did brilliant. Hugo Weaving played a pretty convincing villain as well. The other shiners were Stanley Tucci as Dr. Erskine, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Tommy Lee Jones as Colonel Phillips, Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, and Toby Jones as Dr. Zola with an honorable mention to Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury (cameo).
SCORE:Not only was the score bold and heroic, but it also fit the mood very well. I enjoyed it.
EFFECTS:The effects in here I found to be cheesy at times and great at others. In the action sequences, they just looked so fake that it came off as cheesy. However, the effects used for Red Skull were pretty great, not to mention the explosions.
OTHER CONTENT:This was a pretty good Marvel film! It was exciting, creative, retro, and even emotional at times. The only problems I had with it were that it followed a familiar formula and it grew cheesy at times. Yet, the cheesiness worked along with the film to help it feel like the comic it once was.
OVERALL,an awesome Marvel film with a very well-executed plot, great acting, heroic and mood-fitting score, some cheesy effects, cool explosions and villian effects, lots of excitement, creativity, a retro feel, and some good emotion, but it had a familiar formula and a certain pulpy cheesiness.