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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011; Rated Rated PG-13)

Captain America: The First Avenger
C
 

“Director Joe Johnston has fun with the myth of Captain America.”

-Richard Roeper

Captain America: The First Avenger Review

Captain America: The First Avenger

(2011; PG-13)

In theaters:
Friday, 22 July 2011

Genre:
Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Cast:
Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Natalie Dormer

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Spot on said on Friday, February 15, 2013 8:19:38 AM
Once again I agree with this man.
IMO the viewer has to already like Marvel and love Captain America, to find this entertaining.
I was not one of those people, so I had really hard time to even finish it. Without Tommy-Lee Jones I probably wouldn't have.

Foghorn said on Sunday, November 25, 2012 12:24:50 AM
Spot on. This movie was so boring I actually fell asleep in the middle of it. Whether it's an origin story or not is beside the point. The point of a movie is to entertain. On this point Captain America gets an epic D in my book.

Jon said on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 11:03:51 PM
Really?? You gave it a C?!?! This movie is one of the truer comic book origin story that came out to date. Evans, Jones and even Hatwell were all great in their roles. So why are you bitching about something that needs to be praised?? In my opinion, this origin story is better than Batman Begins and Superman Returns combined!!

John said on Monday, April 30, 2012 8:10:03 PM
I completely agree 100 Percent it was Boring had some Good Special Effects but pretty Boring you're right he would do much better with Iron Man,Thor, and Hulk

I, Da Ca$hman said on Saturday, April 14, 2012 4:00:03 PM
Nearly all comic book movies these days are either cheesy fun or bad. Thankfully this is a cheesy fun movie and to differ I'd give it a C+ but a C is a fair shake.

Jim said on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 12:05:22 PM
I think you just gave Thor a high rating because you have a crush on Natalie Portman and Captain America a C because Chris Evans is your arch-enemy.

Speed Racer said on Tuesday, October 04, 2011 5:10:04 AM
Pretty boring movie. As was Thor and X-Men.

Now, I don't really get Captain America. Okay, so he's a scrawny kid that gets injected with steroids and then becomes an American hero (great message for the kids, btw). Beyond this, however, my recollection of Captain America from the comics was that of a pure Alpha-like team leader built on ironclad American ideals.

I didn't get a sense of this pre or post 'roids. Instead we get a do-gooder who could do a bit more now that he had muscles.

Too much heroism was tied up with his transformation. If ol' Captain America expects to stand with demi-gods, monsters, and robots, he better have something going for him other than a little enhanced strength and some buttermilk values.

Oh, and it would be nice to have an real battle at the end. Ten seconds with Red Skull followed by an airplane crash isn't exactly epic.

:shrug:

Deeeee said on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 1:37:29 PM
Captain America was a snoozefest. They dropped the ball on this one.

Mike Murray said on Saturday, August 06, 2011 3:27:50 PM
I really have to disagree with you on this one. I felt this movie brought a lot of heart to a genre that is all too often lacking this aspect. It wasn't the dark and cynical heroes we are often presented with today. I applaud Johnston's choice selections, scenery, cinematography, and musical score. It was a light hearted romp through a lost era. A definite B+

Danice said on Saturday, August 06, 2011 11:58:17 AM
My hat is off to your atstue command over this topic-bravo!

 
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