Maybe it was the fact that the ticket was $5 or the popcorn was fresh and the Cherry Coke was adequate, but Captain America, wasn’t as first-rate as it should have been.
The movie opens with Chris Evans portraying Steve Rogers, who is what one would deem a scrawny, weakling. Set in the early 40’s around World War II, Rogers is determined to enlist in the army and goes to great lengths in order to satisfy the slogan on the Uncle Sam poster. With a little help from a serum a.k.a. steroids and a scientist named Abraham, Rogers is transformed into a soldier known as Captain America.
Benefiting from an experiment, Rogers successfully makes his transition into the army led by Tommy Lee Jones and finds his femme fatale in a British agent named Peggy. The relentless fighter dukes it out with Red Skull, a former Nazi leader bent on bringing the world under his control. Red Skull was an impressive villain actually, with formidable weaponry and a slave scientist assistant. There were points though that felt like he was a villain from Captain Planet with all of the taking over the world mumbo jumbo.
Captain America, while somewhat substantial in the special effects department, was corny in parts; even with the dashes of humor sprinkled in by the writers. Evans manages to give salute to the comic book hero and a nod to the aspirations of those who feel left out and left behind which is its only saving grace and Samuel Jackson makes a bizarre cameo appearance that left the writer of this review scratching his head. Perhaps they were going for a Matrix type theme (even though Jackson didn’t play Morpheus).
Despite the military song and dance and combative scenes, Captain America, came off as underdeveloped to the point where the writer of this review was watching his cell phone clock more than Rogers and his comrades.
Captain America receives a PA
Also Check Out: