Captain America

release year: 2011
genre: action/adventure
viewing setting: home Bluray 9/11/17 and home DVD, 2/5/12

synopsis: During World War II, a skinny kid is given an experiemental treatment that transforms him into a hero for America.

impressions: They really did a good job here, keeping to the core values and elements of the comics from which this originated, yet bringing it seamlessly into the modern era of special effects, etc which audiences want to see. There was plenty of action and fighting, plus a wide array of characters. The story really kept moving along, and all in all, it was very entertaining.

something this movie has that no other movie has: Disintegration rays in World War II.

acting: So many people! Chris Evans did a great job as the title character, who's a hero not just because of his physical gifts but also because of his personality. Hugo Weaving made a good, ruthless, evil Red Skull. Tommy Lee Jones is the general in charge of the super-soldier project, who is gradually won over. Heyley Atwell is an officer with the project, and becomes Steve's love interest. Sebastian Stan is Bucky, Steve's friend who goes from protecting him to serving under his command. Dominic Cooper is Howard Stark, inventor/engineer and father of the Tony Stark (Iron Man) character later.

final word: Yet another great superhero outing from Marvel. If they keep this up, they'll make a bunch of classics and a ton of money.

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