Captain America: The First Avenger
Director: Joe Johnston
Actors: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Stanley Tucci
Captain America: The First Avenger is an interesting superhero movie, which is leaning more towards the war genre. The superhero, dressed in his red, white and blue suit, holding his shield with the American flag, was one of Marvel's first superheroes, who appeared in comics during World War II.
The film is set in the same period with Chris Evans in the leading role as Steve Rogers, an ordinary guy with a heart of gold, who is part of a government super-soldier experiment that changes him into Captain America. Stanley Tucci delivers a wonderful supporting role as Dr. Erskine, the creator of the experiment program. The rest of Cap's team includes the lovely agent Carter, played by Hayley Atwell, and Tommy Lee Jones as Colonel Chester Phillips. Our superhero's opponent is Red Skull, a great role by Hugo Weaving, who uses the same super-soldier formula and plans to take over the world with his super army.
What I love about the actors is that they're not only perfectly cast, their performance never hits the over-the-top level, which they often do in this genre.
Joe Johnston did an amazing job with his film. The director, who's also responsible for The Rocketeer, Jumanji and Jurassic Park III, focuses on the backbone of the characters first before he pulls the trigger and unleashes the action. Captain America: The First Avenger feels like a different kind of superhero film, but it also offers a traditional approach of the genre. The style, tone, pacing, build up of the story is old school, even the spectacular action sequences are shot without the shaky camera or fast editing technique, which makes Captain America a delightful old fashioned adventure.
Written by Reggy
June 28, 2011
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