Marvel Enterprises, Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios

Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Natalie Dormer, Stanley Tucci, Dominic Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Hayley Atwell, Richard Armitage, Sebastian Stan

It’s WWII and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wants to be able to fight the Germans with all his heart, but he’s a little guy and they won’t let him. He lies about his home, and tries to join in three or four different states, but no luck. Then suddenly he is chosen for a big time experiment as perhaps the thing that will turn the tide in the war. Meanwhile, the Germans have their own secret experiments. Steve will have to use all his wits and strength to save the world as Captain America. This is the start of a whole new Avengers franchise.

This is one of the best of the action films out this summer. I really enjoyed this one, as perhaps it’s a bit more cerebral than some of the others. The action is good, but it’s placed back in the 1940’s so it has a certain WWII feel to it that makes it unique. My daughter says Chris Evans is HOT, but I don’t know about that. But he’s certainly tough. He is the chosen one because they don’t need strength, they need someone who has morals and a strong sense of duty and right and wrong, someone with compassion. Chris is backed up by some other good characters. Stanley Tucci is Dr Erskine, the scientist who recruits Steve because of the qualities he sees in him. Tommy Lee Jones plays Colonel Chester Phillips a tough military man who can’t believe he’s been given Steve to work with on this project. Then there’s Hayley Atwell who plays Peggy Carter, an officer herself, but one who is really attracted to Captain America. This is so patriotic and feel good, that some European countries (and China) would not allow it to be shown as Captain America, so insisted it be released in their country as “The First Avenger”. Erskine (who’s German though) gives a grand speech about how everybody forgets that before Hitler conquered any other country, he conquered Germany. It makes you think.

The fighting is realistic, and not over the top. The suspense is good, and there is a lot of humor in this film. Many of the audience laughed out loud numerous times. As I’ve said in other reviews, I’m not normally a fan of superhero “comic book” movies, but this one was really good. I enjoyed all 2 hours 10 minutes of the film, and it was not too long at all. It was very entertaining and quite interesting throughout, and deserves the big box office it is getting. I watched it in 3D and the 3D was really good. I am really getting to enjoy 3D very much. This film has a lot of heartwarming moments along with the comedy and is a good all around film. I would also much rather take younger kids to this kind of action movie as opposed to Thor, Transformers, Green Lantern, or Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Partly due to the 1940’s time frame, it’s very family friendly. Nice job Marvel!

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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