There have been three previous attempts at creating a Captain America movie. However, Marvel Studios and in association with Paramount Pictures brought us 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger directed by Joe Johnston and starring an all-star cast of actors and actresses.
Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is bullied, weak young man from Brooklyn who wants to go and fight in World War 2. Despite his Army friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) hesitation, Rogers visits a recruitment office and gets picked for the super soldier program.
Because of Roger’s small stature and lack of strength, Dr. Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci)’s decision to recruit him is met with hesitation by General Chester Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones), who needs men to fight Nazi engineer and Hydra leader Johann Schmidt aka the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving). With the aid of industrialist Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) and support from British intelligence agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), the procedure is completed and Rogers becomes Steve Rogers.
After the device is sabotaged by Hydra, the US government treats Captain America like a mascot and refuse to send him into battle. After Bucky and his unit go missing, Captain America dawns a suit and rescue him. This prompts the Army to put him on the front-lines in their battle against Hydra.
I really enjoyed this movie. While it did drag in places, I felt that it was an enjoyable war film that brought a good amount of action, comic book flare, and respect to Second World War. Joe Johnston did an excellent job telling the story and bringing the tale of Steve Rogers to life.
As a nerd, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. They did a good job of bringing cinematic narrative to the story of the greatest patriotic comic book character ever created. While I was disappointed they took pieces from the Ultimate Marvel comics, I did think it pushes the Marvel Cinematic Universe forward.
FAVORITE QUOTE: I think it works.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Foul language, Disturbing images, Action violence
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