Thoughts on Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger

I finally decided to watch Captain America: The First Avenger. I know what you might think of me watching it very late.

“You went to see Thor, Harry Potter, DOTM and X-Men on the big screen, yet not Cap? Fucking Nazi!”

J/k there. Let’s go with the thoughts.

  • First of all, I wasn’t sure of watching this at the theaters last year. The trailers didn’t do much for me to begin with — not to mention me dreading the idea of Cap having a heavily pro-America feel to it.
  • Somehow, Captain America: The First Avenger turned out to be a better than expected film.
  • It may not be as comical as Thor, cool as Iron Man 1, bromance-esque as First Class or Oscar-worthy like TDK, but Captain America had a great retro vibe, serious tone and pretty good story from start to finish. If there’s a sequel for Captain America, count me in.
  • The story takes a while to settle in, but once Steve Rogers gets his upgrade, things start to get better, story-wise and action-wise.
  • The acting was pretty good. Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and Hayley Atwell were great in this.
  • Damn, Dominic Cooper could have been Tony Stark. Dude looked great as Howard Stark.
  • Speaking of Stark, the only connection Cap has heading into The Avengers is knowing Tony Stark’s father.
  • The ending was sad and nicely executed, while setting up The Avengers briefly.
  • If I had it my way at the 2011-2012 Oscars, I would have given Captain America: The First AvengerĀ two nominations: Best Original Song and Best Art Direction.
  • Art Direction was amazing here. Everything looked aesthetically beautiful.
  • Star Spangled Man should have gotten a nomination. Sad how the Oscars only went with two songs from The Muppets and Rio.
  • Overall, I liked Captain America. But I wonder if the film is a endorsement for steroid users, considering what Cap had to go through to become what he is. Cap is enhanced genetically and later viewed as a hero, just like it happens with athletes using steroids on American Football (NFL), Baseball (MBL) and Wrestling (WWE, TNA, etc.). Lol.
  • Lastly, I’m still looking forward to The Avengers, but the advertising for the film isn’t really that exciting except for the Super Bowl trailer.

~ by makeyourself85 on March 29, 2012.

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