Thursday, July 28, 2011

Captain America (2011)

Synopsis (may contain spoilers): Based on the Marvel Comics character from World War II. A brave, yet mild-mannered young soldier named Steve Rogers, volunteers to undergo a series of experiments for a US army Super Soldier program. The military succeeds in transforming him into a human weapon, but quickly decide that their Super Soldier is far too expensive a creation to risk in combat. So, they decide to put him to use as an army celebrity and parade him across Europe to boost morale by performing in USO shows for American troops. He is even given a costume that bear the colors of Old Glory for the stage. Then, when a Nazi plot reveals itself Rogers must rise up and and become the First Avenger, in order to save his country. Steve Rogers becomes Captain America and he earns his way into the hearts and souls of every American, bringing hope and justice to a war-weary nation. Later, during a mission to Germany to stop his archenemy - The Red Skull, from launching rockets at the allies, Captain America sacrifices himself and winds up frozen in ice for almost six decades! Revived, Steve Rogers now must join forces with new heroes and become an Avenger of the modern age.

Rating: 4.5/5

Comments: I'm a sucker for select action movies like this, and I do love films with explosions. Sure, there were flaws (I mean, what movie doesn't have them?) but all in all I think it was a pretty awesome movie. Just enough humor to counter-balance the action all around. The fight scenes were great, though it lacks that "edge of my seat" feeling. And the ending was a bit too anti-climactic, don't you think?

I'm not a fan of comic-books, hell, I don't even know the difference between The Avengers and The Justice League (loser, I know, as the Bf kept pointing out). But Captain America is one movie that should not be missed, even if you aren't a comic book fan.

I can't wait to see them all teamed up in The Avengers next May. *excited*

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