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I Salute You, Sir: “Captain America” – A Movie Review

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In Joe Johnston’s comic-book movie, Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), a brave but physically puny Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) becomes, via a serum, a stunningly strong Captain America, eager to defeat a powerful Third Reich psychopath with a red skull (Hugo Weaving).  The time is the 1940s.

There is little chemistry between Evans and British actress Haley Atwell, and the film doesn’t have the guts to be more American than international (it is meant for an international audience), but it’s a captivating, sometimes witty, adventure-fantasy all the same.  It’s visually better than anything George Lucas did–the retro production design can be transporting but is never overdone–and the action can be imaginative.  On the other hand, to me the action eventually gets tiresome in a way it doesn’t in 2010’s Kick-Ass. 

Not great, this picture, but still fun.  And, yes, it is patriotic, despite the international dramatis personae.   


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  1. Keira

    I love movies and I hope I can watch this too…Thanks for the idea…

  2. Helga

    Hi…I am glad I have discovered this site…

  3. Solen

    Hi…I am really hoping that I can watch this movie alone so that I can understand the movie well…Thanks for the idea…I can watch this on Saturday…

  4. Gia

    Thank you for the movie review here…

  5. Xyra

    I also salute this movie review!!Thank you!!

  6. Gaye

    Hi dean…I love captain America and that is one of my favorite movies too…

  7. I still want to know why he didn’t parachute out of the plane?

  8. seo

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    • Dean

      I’m actually a guest blogger on this site, so I’m not sure how to set it up. It was done through WordPress, though.

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