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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

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Captain America: The First Avenger


Chris Evans
Tommy Lee Jones
Hugo Weaving
Hayley Atwell
Sebastian Stan

Directed by Joe Johnston

Distributed by Paramount Pictures

This will definitely count as one of the favorites.

This movie is a nice way to recover from the bad taste in the mouth, left by The Green Lantern Movie.

Thorwas a master piece and this is just a wonderful follow up, well timed by marvel. This Drama intense movie is one for the record books when it comes to special effects, if you enjoyed the make-up and special effect of the movie ‘The curious case of Benjamin Button’, this World War II nostalgic movie will amaze you. We get to see Chris Evans shorter and skinny-er than we normally know him, making you love the wonders of science.

Using multiple shots and raised elevation and intense acting skills the director was able to make us watch and believe for not just a few scenes but for over 50mins in a small version of Chris Evans.

There was a little switch from the conventional story, there is a part where we get to see Captain America play a mascot for the government, this ran a while but not to worry, he soon returned back to the original story and started kicking ass.
Steve Rogers’s story starts in the early '40s during World War II, we see Steve repeatedly trying to join the Army but his size and ailments always gets him rejected.

He goes on a last night out with best friend and enlisted man Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), and gets in a scuffle where he refuses to back down even after being repeatedly knocked down; Bucky then comes to the rescue. Seeing he is the guy that takes a beating and keeps on ticking, Rogers decides to give it one more try and stops at a recruiting station.

His persistence beck-ring at the door of the recruiting station was noticed by, Dr. Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci), who's looking for recruits with a good heart, not just a meat brain with muscles.

Dr. Erskine was actually a scientist who once worked with the Nazi’s and his skills were ‘bring me a chump and I’ll make him super’, using his special solution.

Comic books really have a thing for scientist with special solutions and Captain America wasn’t left out. Erskine's first test of this secret formular was in his native Germany on the head of the Hydra division of Hitler's team of world dominion, which then resulted in a super-strong monster dubbed Red Skull (Hugo Weaving).

So as we all know what happens after some training and tests, Steve Rogers passes (of cause) and gets to be the guinea-pig of Erskine's new, improved formular, or if you prefer the term ‘secret formular’ and after some excruciating pain Steve Rogers steps out as Captain America.

I will also want to dip my hat for Chris Evans, for a wonderful performance and also to the director Joe Johnston, who pulled off a dramatic and action intensive movie that made the audience stay glued to the screen for the 175mins run of the movie.

I do advice you go watch this. Although it was set in the 1940s we still get to see, flying things shooting out funny-colory beams, and have a full taste of some new technologies courtesy of Hydra.
The movie ends with an idea of what is to come, The Avengers.


  1. Great Review. I think the age-defying technology/animation the crew used for the younger steve rogers is way better Tron's.

  2. In trons, they used CGI for the younger version of Jeff.
    But here it is was actually him, and some 1600 shots and some wonderful tech