Captain America: The First Avenger is out on Friday! And here’s an (early) review of the movie, brought to you all wioth love. The burning question that will be in every true Cap fan’s hearts will of course be: is this movie good?
Yes, this movie is good. Captain America shows us the origin and journey of one of Marvel’s most famous and longstanding heroes. The film is an exciting action ride that takes us through Captain America’s fight in WW2, through his initial discouragement in being too weak for the army, and then through the massive changes into the principled hulking hero of a man we’d all like to become.
The action is frantic, the tone of the film is good, and the attention to detail is great. Marvel fans will appreciate the great amount of Easter Eggs and winks thrown their way. Chris Evans does a great job of infusing Captain America with heart and charm, and seriously put on some bulk for this movie. Like, I immediately made a resolution to hit the gym upon viewing this film.
Fans will get what they desperately want from this movie, while casual viewers will enjoy the action and sheer spectacle of it all. Its a win win for everyone.
All in all, Captain America: The First Avenger is something that needs to be seen. It’s exciting and dynamic and fun. Is it a tad formulaic? Yes. But that’s kind of the point. In a time where there is nothing but bleakness in the world and moral relativism dominating media productions, its refreshing to have a hero who is… ya know… someone is is honestly good.
I don’t know about you all, but I was ready for a hero who made me feel good, instead of the gritty murderous antihero stuff that constantly bombards us any day. Captain America is that hero, and takes us on a fun ride that is exciting and memorable and makes you stoked to be there. This movie is highly recommended.