Movie Review – Captain America: The First Avenger – Certainly Better Than Thor..

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top-secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America’s ideals.

Another day, another Marvel comic book hero coming to the big screen – I’m a week out of date with this one (which is still pretty good considering I’m usually a few months out), and I actually watched this last weekend.

I’d be wanting to watch this ever since I saw the posters/teasers way back – probably around the time I watched Thor – which wasn’t a great movie. A lot of people did enjoy Thor though and it’s still doing really well on IMBD with a 7.4 score.

I have to say though, Captain America was much better than Thor in my eyes. There was great character development, awesome action sequences, a truly evil villain, some romance, some comedy and amazing CGI. All around it was a very well put together movie.

One thing that blew me away was how they made the rather ripped Chris Evans into skinny little Steve Rogers – it was just so realistic and so weird at the same time seeing his face on that tiny little frame.

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers

Of course he doesn’t stay like that for too long, shortly after that you get the part all the girls are waiting for – a shirtless, totally buffed Chris Evans in all his glory. Shirt on or off, he carried the movie really well. He stayed true to the character of Steve Rogers even when he was the butt kicking Captain America.

Chris Evans as Captain America

The film was well paced, the soundtrack was good, it was expertly filmed and the storyline (although fairly simple) ran pretty well.

The whole supporting cast was really good, the noticeable performances would be Tommy Lee Jones as the Colonel and Hugo Weaving as Red Skull – he really put in a really good performance. And damn, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter was stunning!

Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter

I loved how they got a Stark in there too (not sure if it’s the father or grandfather of Tony Stark from Iron Man).

I really enjoyed Captain America and I suggest if you haven’t watched it yet – do so! It’s definitely one worth watching on the big screen. It’s doing well on IMDB too with a solid score of 7.5.

It’s really got me excited about The Avengers movie coming in 2012 – it was less of a teaser during the credits of Captain America and more of a full-blown trailer. Bring on Nick Fury!

I give Captain America a Shield Slinging 8.5/10.

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9 Responses to Movie Review – Captain America: The First Avenger – Certainly Better Than Thor..

  1. Chee Ching August 8, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

    I loved all the smart lines in between the movies as well. 😀 Awesome film, and of course *cough* Chris Evans *cough*.

  2. Mark Leo August 8, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    Yup I totally agree with the rating. Caught the movie over the weekend, cinema was surprisingly empty and I love the new 3D glasses which GSC provided, way more comfy than the previous ones.

    How did they give Chris Evans a skinny body…..I need that same technique too hahaha

  3. zingalvs August 8, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

    nice post.. B)

    howard stark is tony’s father.. i liked thor more for about a bit.. never thought though that thor is taller than capt. america.. lol..

    can’t wait for avengers.. 😀

  4. menj August 9, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    Will watch it tonight then!

  5. Dan O. August 10, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    In the era of the tortured superhero in movies, it’s refreshing to come across one with enthusiasm and a pure spirit. Good Review!

  6. redlomo August 12, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

    the movie is great… enjoy watch so much…

  7. ROJAK August 13, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    better than thor? still not watch it yet.

  8. KY August 15, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    that’s the father i believe, senior stark.

  9. ShaolinTiger September 13, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

    Chee Ching: Yah it was great, can’t wait for avengers!

    Mark Leo: Haha if you find out..let me know too LOL

    zingalvs: Ah ok – thanks!

    Dan O.: Yup no need the darkness this time.

    redlomo: Agree!

    ROJAK: Yah go watch la!

    KY: Yup you’re right.