Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

This movie was between average and above average. There were moments I liked and there were moments I disliked. Certain scenes were over the top. I didn't like the way the movie was cut, but I tend to think in terms of excitement and suspense. With that being said, I eventually enjoyed the delivery of the storyh as a whole

Captain America (Chris Evans)

In the end, I was glad to have watched it in theaters, since action movies benefit from being seen on the big screen - especially for $5, instead of whatever the normal ticket pricing is.

In terms of characters, I felt neutral towards the protagonist Captain America. There were times where some of his actions (especially during the training session) were commendable. In fact, I actually enjoyed Hugo Weaving's role as Red Skull and Stanley Tucci's role as Dr. Abraham Erkskine more than Chris Evans as Captain America.

Red Skull (Hugo Weaving)

The relative neutral feeling with Captain America also comes in contrast to likable superheroes, e.g., Spider-Man (2002, 2004, 2007) and Iron Man (2008, 2010). The romance in this movie also comes up short compared to romances in Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Batman movies. Of course, I understand Captain America's personality is distinct from that of Spider-Man and Iron Man, except the movie could have portrayed Captain America in a way that shows how cool he is or why I should root for him. There were several moments that came close.

On a different note, I liked X-Men: First Class (2011) more than Captain America: The First Avenger.

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Like with my previous impression of the movie, I liked some of the scenes, but the movie as a whole was lackluster. That's somewhat of an insult as I consider myself easily entertained. With that being said, I recommend you watch this movie for the sake of it's tie-in to The Avengers (2012) and/or because Hugo Weaving makes for an awesome Red Skull.

Dr. Abraham Erkskine (Stanley Tucci)

Instant Comments:
2: The grenade scene is one of my favorites. The flag scene is good too.
2: Haha. Hahaha. "No I don't have procedure. I don't drink it after, I drink it now."
2: "No! Don't! I can do this!"
2: Vita-Ray %
2: Ha. "Go get him, I can swim."

Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell)

2: Hahaha. Explosion -> "Write that down."
2: "I can't get drunk."
2: What I don't understand is why they didn't keep any of the technology while raiding these facilities.
2: What a tragic love story.
2: Ha. "I'm not kissing ya."

1: There's various art in the background.
1: After the credits roll, we see a trailer for The Avengers (2012).

Released 20110722.
Watched 20110724 Theatre. Garden Grove [CAPTAIN 3D] 4:00PM $8.50
Watched 20130211 (Netflix, Instant)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Joe Johnston. 124 min

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