- Origin: 24/25
- Story: 22/25
- Camera/SFX: 22/25
- Performance: 24/25
Captain America: The First Avenger will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving.) — (C) Paramount
- Rated: PG-13 (Some action and violence)
- Genre: Action and Adventure, Science Fiction and Fantasy
- Directed by: Joe Johnston
- Written by: Christopher Markus, Stephan McFeely
- Release date: 22nd July, 2011 (Wide)
- Length: 124 minutes
- Studio: Paramount Pictures/ Marvel Studio
|Chris Evans||Captain America/ Steve Rogers|
|Hayley Atwell||Peggy Carter|
|Sebastian Stan||James Buchanan ‘Bucky’ Barnes|
|Tommy Lee Jones||Colonel Chester Phillips|
|Hugo Weaving||Red Skull/ Johnann Schmidt|
|Dominic Cooper||Howard Stark|
|Stanley Tucci||Dr. Abraham Erskine|
|Toby Jones||Dr. Arnim Zola|
|Neal McDonough||Timothy ‘Dum Dum’ Dugan|
|Derek Luke||Gabe Jones|
|Kenneth Choi||Jim Morita|
|JJ Field||James Montgomery Falsworth|
What I liked most about this film was it introduced us to the supernatural, but still kept us in reality. Having the Tesseract in this film gave this film a bigger threat than just an army. It also tied in all the other films before it, as it shows they are all in the same world dealing with the same problems. By the end I wish it gave something more, but this film had a lot to offer. The locations and settings were great, having detailed and exciting areas for Captain America to explore.
Your typical hero fights the villain story, however it gave us something to connect with and a sad love story that was never meant to be. The story arc was strong and had great character development. My favourite part was even after Steve Rogers got his powers, he was still powerless to do anything, instead he had to entertain the troops. It goes to show that its not all about the physical power, but the power of the mind and his will to do what is right. The problem I had with it was that Red Skull had all the power but never used it right, he merely wanted to bomb the world. He could have done all of that by merely creating more of those Tesseract powered weapons. But for plot reasons Captain America needed a reason to go into the ice.
The quick snaps to different shots in the battle scenes, where Captain America attacks Hydra helps to create the epic action and helps the story keep moving without ruining the performance. However, there were some weird CGI moments like when Steve and the team Hijack the train. When they zip-line onto the train it looks rather odd. It was things like this that ruined the illusion of the film.
Chris Evans was the perfect choice for the role of Steve Rogers, he is noble and a loveable character. Also Hayley Atwell was a good war time agent, she was cool, calm and could pack a punch. My favourite though had to be Hugo Weaving playing the Red Skull, he was cold-hearted and ruthless, his presence on screen was prominent. Whenever Captain America and the Red Skull came toe to toe with each other they had the most satisfying of battles. They seemed so evenly matched; each punch was weighted and had a big impacted on the other.