Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger: Marvel's strikes gold!

By: Da'Mon Guy

     Captain America: The First Avenger is an extraordinary, near perfect extravaganza that aptly epitomizes what a great superhero movie should be. The film stays true enough to the origin of the character to satisfy even the most devout fan but is simplistic and more than entertaining enough to attract a mainstream audiences. It truly captures the essence of Captain America. The movie stars Chris Evans (The Losers), Hugo Weaving (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Haley Atwell (The Duchess), Tommy Lee Jones (The Company Men), Toby Jones (The Rite), Neal McDonough (Traitor), Derek Luke (Notorious), Sebastian Stan (Black Swan), Stanley Tucci (Easy A), Dominic Cooper (The Duchess), and Samuel L. Jackson (The Other Guys). It’s directed by Joe Johnston (The Wolfman).
Marvel Comics kicks its Avengers initiative into high gear with the release of Captain America: The First Avenger. The film is the latest piece to the gigantic project that Marvel is using to set up its mega team up movie, The Avengers. This latest spectacle entails the origins of the Star Spangled Crusader, one of Marvel’s oldest and most popular characters.

     Captain America takes place in the 1940’s. The film has the suave, savvy look of the era. It tries to stay true to the origins of the character by making this a period film. The movie has the look and the feel of the time. This is one of the few films to modernize a character but still capture the true essence of the pages that it uses a source material. The only other comic book movie to maintain this high level of attention to the comics was The Watchmen (2009).

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