Sunday, July 24, 2011
Film Friday--Captain America (Yes, I Know It's Actually Sunday)
It may be Sunday, but I was originally planning on seeing Captain America on Friday and making it my Film Friday segment. The laws of time and space aren't going to stop me from labeling it as such even though it is clearly late in the evening on Sunday! Anyways, what did I think of the movie? I really enjoyed it!
This was a fun movie, with a lot more time spent building up to Captain America going on his first, "real" mission behind enemy lines than I anticipated. We have the time with Steve Rogers as a scrawny young kid, getting empowered, being used a PR device, and then the movie kicking into crazy-action mode after having had one brief bit of it during the whole Nazi-chase Rogers does right after being transformed into his newly-muscular self. We also jump between Steve Rogers aforementioned journey to buff hero and the Red Skull's attempts at gaining power beyond all imagination thanks to the cosmic cube (it is never actually referred to as such, but comic fans know that's its "real" name). Clearly these two fellows find themselves fighting.
4 out of 5 stars.