Set mostly during WWII, a feeble man is transformed into the super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. He is launched into his new role with a mission to stop the leader of an organization that intends to use a mystical and powerful device for world domination.
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Just god-fucking awful. Chaperoned my 10-year-old cousin and his buddy to this thing, and I literally could not stay awake. Whenever I managed to stay awake, I had to hear the Captain's all-American gf who is a high ranking officer in the US military speak with a British accent. Utterly retarded.
Watchable, but with many dull spells. Suffers the same fate as every other superhero cut-out. That being said, some choices were made to feel period-appropriate and cheeky - and those were the best moments.
Agree with those who say that it is definitely better than expected. It definitely has some of cliche moments in the script, but the whole movie has that old-timey "we're on the glorious path to victory" feel, so even those kind of work. All in all, not bad.
Not really a fan of superhero movies, but this one is actually better than most, probably due in large part to its period setting and action scenes that play more like classic Spielberg than hyper-kinetic incoherence. The script is clunky as hell and not without a few eye-roll inducing cliches, but the cast is good and the energy is high. Not a great film, but one of the better of its kind.
There is no attachment to the characters. The villains was more laughable with unexplainable intentions of his actions. The hero was uninspiring, at no point is Captain America in any danger nor do you really care about his character. The romance subplot goes from a slight crush to full on love in a matter of minutes. And the action scenes felt like there were just thrown in as if the movie was rushed. Slow and corny
I think Captain America might be my favorite Marvel comic movie. It felt pretty effortless and unlike a comic movie, more like a Saturday matinee serial-inspired movie. Outside of the Asian hipster in Cap's Inglourious Basterds-inspired ragtag crew & the heightened technology just about every aspect of Captain America came together beautifully. This actually got me psyched for The Avengers.
All-ages pulp extravaganza, unapologetically old-school. Tucci steals every scene he's in & strong work from Tommy Lee & Toby Jones. Surprisingly stirring & effective romance between Cap and Peggy Carter--Atwell playing the shit out of what is probably one of the strongest roles for a woman ever in a superhero movie (sorry Supergirl). Evans does his best work as 90 lb. asthmatic Steve. Red Skull makeup top-notch.
Really fantastic film. I feel that many of those who dislike wanted it to be this snarky, post modern, ironic film. It is not. It is a 1940's film through and through and it flaunts it for all it's worth. If hearing "Pick on somebody your own size!" makes your head explode, don't watch this. It is not for you. However, if you like the 1940's decade and it's naivety & innocence mixed with pulp sci-fi, check it out.