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Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg, Stellan Skarsgard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany
Directed by Joss Whedon
Based on the Marvel Comics
Run Time: 143 min
Genre: Superhero, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Release Date: May 4, 2012
My Score: 10 out of 10
When Loki (Hiddleston) breaks into S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters and steals the Tesseract, S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Nick Fury (Jackson) calls in Steve Rogers (Evans), Tony Stark (Downey Jr.), and Bruce Banner to help him retrieve the Tesseract and capture Loki. But Thor (Hemsworth) travels from Asgard to Earth to capture his brother, but when he clashes with Rogers, Stark, and Banner, the four of them are forced together to stop Loki’s evil plans and save the Earth.
THIS MOVIE WAS FREAKING AMAZING!!!!!! The action was insane, the plot was full of twists and turns, and the characters were brilliant!! The perfect mix of action, comedy, and plot that makes what can easily be labelled as one of the best movies ever. Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, and Mark Ruffalo had great on screen chemistry and created the dyanmics of the group perfectly but also made challenges that the group needed to over come also. And Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner were great as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agetns Natasha Romanov and Clint Barton respectively, bringing even more excitement to the screen and rounding off the star stacked cast of the movie. The one worry when a movie has a cast that is this awesome and large is that it turns into each actor/actress fighting for the number one spot on the screen, but the script and direction by Joss Whedon avoided this perfectly and created a film that is all about the team while still having specific aspects and plots to each character but keeping them from taking over the movie.
The plot was brilliant! It starts in the first scene, and continues even after the credits begin to roll (head ups, there are two scenes in the credits, make sure to catch them both!). The plot is filled with actions, thrills, surprises that you won’t have seen coming, and great laughs from all of the characters, not just Tony Stark! Seriously, without getting into the details of the plot and spoiling anything, the plot could not have been any better crafted, they nailed it completely and delivers exactly what every fan boy has been waiting for since the tease for The Avengers in Iron Man back in 2008.
The special effects in the film were crazy. But let’s be honest, Marvel films have always provided some of the best special effects, so don’t worry at all, you are in for a visual treat as well! The 3D aspect of the movie was good, some great parts with debris and explosions….and some other stuff flying around but I won’t say
what. Definitely worth checking it out in 3D, I think it really added to the experience of the whole film if you weren’t emmeresed enough in the Marvel universe with the rest of the movie.
And possibly the best part of the movie, tease of The Avengers 2!!! Although it won’t be for a while as Iron Man 3, Thor 2, and Captain America 2 have to come out first, the ending leaves the opportunity for another Avengers film, and after this one I’m screaming “more please!!!”
Easily one of the best movies I have ever seen, The Avengers provides everything that is expected of a summer blockbuster and an amazing movie, and then more!!! This movie has reset the standards for summer movies and it will be hard for many to live up to this new, spectacular standard!
Staring: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving
Directed by Joe Johnston
Based on the Marvel Comics
Run Time:124 min
Genre: Superhero, Action
Release Date: July 22, 2011
My Score: 9.5 out of 10
Steve Rogers (Evans) volunteers to become part of the American Armed Forces to fight in Europe during World War II, but is continually denied until he is drafted into an experimental super soldier program which turns him into Captain America. He then begins to wage war on the Nazi Deep Science Division known as HYDRA, led by Johann Schmidt (Weaving).
Captain America continues the line of excellent superhero films released by Marvel in 2011, leading up to next summer’s The Avengers.
This movie has everything that is wanted from a good action film, and even more: great action sequences, thrills, laughs, a great story which extends beyond htis film and ties in other elements from the Marvel Universe.
The special effects are terrific, mainly the effects on Evans so that he can be turned into Captain America, and the effects used on him prior to him becoming Captain America so that he is the weak young man from Brooklyn, props to using effects instead of a different actor as it allowed you to relate to the character more and see him adjust to know being the strongest kid on the block. Evans is most notably known in the Marvel world for playing Johnny Storm in 2004’s Fantastic Four and its sequel, but his performance in Captain America is way better.
The plot for the movie is very simplistic, young man gets turned into evil soldier and eventually becomes the hero of the country and wages war against the evil Nazi scientists. But the true treat of this film is the story behind the creation Captain America and what happened to him to allow to appear 70 years in the future still alive and the same age so that he can join the Avengers for next summer movie. It is handled great in the film by beginning at present day showing the wreckage of an massive airship and the discovery of Captain America’s shield, before jumping into the past to 1943 where the movie takes place, and creating the ending so that the audience understands what the significance of the airship was and how it relates to Captain America.
The other performance that was very good was Hayley Atwell’s as Peggy Carter, Captain America’s love interest, who also happens to be a British agent. She brings many laughs to the film as she puts on the tough image of a British agent and especially the one scene she catches Captain America kissing another girl and begins to shoot at him minutes later as he is choosing a shield to go with his signature costume. Tommy Lee Jones also is hillarious in this film as Colonel Phillips, the head of the super soldier experiement, who always has the best one liners that are injected through out the film.
One last thing to comment on, but Captain America’s costume is very cool. Gone is the dorky hat with the wings, which is only in the one propaganda musical number (yes, musical numbers, the movie is produced by Disney so they had to put one in,) and the shield is very slick. People will not be disappointed as Captain America is not merely a man running around in tights.
Captain America is a great film that will satisfy any one’s requirement for a good action film, and even more of those superhero film fans that are eagerly waiting next summer’s The Avengers as it will give some insight into what that cube was from the closing scene of Thor and what it can do, and also how Captain America gets to that point in the story. And be sure to zoom through the credits to see the final scene of the film and for a sneak peek at The Avengers.