Captain America: The First Avenger, is a film based on the Marvel comic Captain America.
This film was made as a link with Iron Man, Thor & the Incredible Hulk to
build towards the upcoming Avengers film, which is Marvel’s version of D.C.s
Justice League. The Avengers in the Marvel Universe are “Earth Mightiest
Heroes!” Captain America actually takes place during World War II, where a scrawny young man named Steve
Rogers, attempts to enlist in the United States military, but is denied because he is too small. He joins with a scientist who allows him to enlist as long as he tries out a super soldier serum. The serum works and Steve
Rogers turns from a skinny wimp into a “Man’s Man!” my words lol. Steve Rogers is eventually dubbed Captain America
and he leads America’s forces against Hitler’s Nazis and a special science branch of Hitler’s military
dubbed Hydra, which is led by the Red Skull. The movie hits all of the right notes, and fits in well with the Marvel
Universe that Marvel Movie Studios has created.
My only drawback with the film is that most of the battle scenes were
action montages and it was hard to feel any sense of danger. It almost felt as if we were watching a
patriotic historical film reel at times, which ironically was the role Captain America
plays in the beginning of his career. When Steve Rogers first becomes Captain America, he is more like Uncle Sam going around selling war bonds before getting the opportunity to take the war to the Fuhrer’s secret organization Hydra.
Captain America should do good business. If you liked the other Marvel Superhero movies like Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Incredible Hulk and Thor, then this one will be right up your alley.