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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

July 20, 2011

VERDICT:
8/10 Star-Spangled Avengers 

Comic book awesomeness courtesy of the red, white and blue.

Still got a couple days to hear the general consensus on this one, but what can I say, I thought it was a blast. Sweet action, Evans rocked it, and this is just further evidence of how no one does it like Stanley Tucci and Tommy Lee Jones. Unfortunately misleading poster considering that Inglorious Basterds is still the only Hitler-punishing movie on the block. Regardless, what an kickass poster, huh?

Hit the jump for the full review, yo!

http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/07/20/captain-america-the-first-avenger-review/

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20 Comments leave one →
  1. Ryan permalink
    July 21, 2011 8:58 am

    Could have been better than the first Ironman… if only the last 15 minutes weren’t so rushed. Still pretty awesome though

    • July 21, 2011 1:51 pm

      You said it, man. The potential was definitely there. Definitely some suspect plot developments during that final showdown, but I agree, awesome nonetheless.

  2. July 22, 2011 7:38 am

    I hate to be the barer of bad news … I didn’t find the film awesome. Maybe some the action sequences were, but I felt the whole film dazzled and entertained, then faded quickly.

    Also, the 3D was dreadful and dimmed the picture down throughout. Not to mention the whole tone here just felt very confused.

    • July 27, 2011 2:36 pm

      Aw, bummer, man. Had me a time with this one and it got NUTS at the end when he was fighting on Red Skull’s plane, but yeah, it entertained far more than it did anything else. Also saw it in 3D, didn’t have too many qualms with it, but I’ll give that one to you since I generally hate 3D anyway.

  3. July 22, 2011 11:41 am

    great review! I havent seen the movie but after your review I sure wanna now!

    • July 22, 2011 12:00 pm

      Thanks! It was a total blast and hope you dig it as much as I did.

      And thanks for stopping by!

    • July 27, 2011 2:34 pm

      Haha. Thanks! Hope you dig it as much as I did!

  4. July 24, 2011 4:44 pm

    I am definitely excited to see this film. I love superhero movies in general, so these past few years of cinema have been fantastic. Though X-Men:First Class > Thor and Capt? Hmm…

    • July 27, 2011 2:30 pm

      Yeah, it was pretty darn solid alright. And First Class was SO much better than Thor. This one gives First Class a run for its money though.

      Thanks for stopping by and hope you like the movie!

  5. HermioneO permalink
    August 8, 2011 3:49 pm

    Itwas in 3d? Oh well, I just saw it regular and I liked it fine.

    • August 14, 2011 7:27 pm

      Haha. Yeah, the screener I caught just happened to be in 3D, sure it didn’t make much a difference in the least. Good movie regardless of the dimension.

  6. August 14, 2011 7:03 pm

    C’mon – it ain’t that good! It’ll pass the time, but it is SO-O-O-O predicatble. Modern-day and they find something in ice cave … oh, what could that be? something frozen? Oh the plane is flying over ice? where could it crash? oh – hydra survives somehow again right until the last obvious-fight? not a surprise. 5/10 AT BEST!!

    • August 15, 2011 9:49 am

      Haha. Yeah, wasn’t the most surprising movie out there in terms of plot (except for the whole Bucky Barnes thing), but you want to talk about predictable superhero movies, look no further than the cookie-cutter bullshit that was Thor. Cap wasn’t a perfect movie by any means, but what can I say, the cast kicked ass and it was fun as hell to watch.

  7. August 22, 2011 5:01 pm

    I love a hero, and Captain America delivers that. We liked it so much we decided to take our boys to it. They grinned through most of it, and I felt good about the overall message.

    • August 26, 2011 4:40 pm

      Darn tootin’! Cap is a standup guy and it’s great to hear a superhero story that isn’t about “with great power comes great responsibility.” He’s all about doing the right thing, and that’s something I can dig. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. September 7, 2011 4:53 pm

    In retrospect, this stumbles in the opening and in the finale– this could have existed just fine without being bookended by the stuff that ties Cap to the present day. (And that shot of the kids in the street with the upside-down garbage can lid painted like Cap’s shield is the perfect image to end the film on. Come on.)

    But Marvel needed Cap to be in the now for Avengers so as to avoid wasting time getting him in contact with the team. I get that. I do think that the way they brought the two together in this film was clunky as shit, though.

    That said, loved it. I think it captured the exact tone and attitude necessary to make the entire idea of a character like Cap work.

    • September 18, 2011 4:35 pm

      You know, I actually love that they brought him to present day, even if it’s just for The Avengers. Going to add a whole new degree of complexity to Cap that the rest of The Avengers don’t have. Even so, I hear ya’, they could have gotten him there better. But what a blast of a movie, huh?

  9. sunny permalink
    October 20, 2011 9:04 pm

    this movie is totaly crap! 7-8 good laughs and only 15 seconds of cool action in a montage – that was it! the rest is heartless, stupid, poor fx. it looks and feels like G.I. JOE …… BUT G.I. JOE got great action en masse, cool characters, nice little story, etc.
    Captain America ist blasphemie for all real fans!!!

    • October 27, 2011 3:49 pm

      Aw, geez. Definitely don’t think we’re seeing eye-to-eye on this one, and I definitely laughed more than you did, but different strokes for different strokes. Still haven’t seen G.I. Joe, will get back to you on that one.

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