CAPTAIN AMERICA – woo woo – an Avenger in WWII!

If you’re looking for a fun movie outing this weekend, check out Captain America: The First Avenger.  I can’t remember the last time I had so much fun at a movie (ok, so Fast Five was also a hilarious happening especially when they got in cars – zoom, zoom – QUITE a ride even with a 10 ton safe dragging behind!)

This is a Marvel Comics production (don’t expect Kings Speech acting) and is surprisingly good for the genre.  Set during WWII, Steve Rogers is a tiny, SKINNY guy who can’t get drafted altho he tries & tries because he wants to fight the bullies (note: he has lots of experience as a beaten-up bully target.)  He may be tiny, but his huge courageous heart is noted by military scientist Dr. Erskine (Stanley Tucci) who drafts him into a new experiment where he turns into, guess who?  Captain America.

Ladies, beware!  the Drool Factor is rather high (or ‘eye candy’ as my friend Julie calls it!)*  The newly improved Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) has lots of MUSCLES and is super-human, but not too super (he can’t fly or do weird out-of-space stuff.) He can run fast & dodge bullets & throw a heavy shield &… he can be killed.

There’s a love interest, Peggy (who throws a good punch!), a very bad Nazi-HYDRA villain who morphs into Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), a hard-boiled he-must-be-convinced military boss Col. Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones), hairpin missions with Capt. America’s team of ace-soldiers (a rather fun bunch with Neal McDonough as mustached ‘Dum Dum’ Dugan), lots of ’40s music & USO shows (showgirls inclusive)…and, well, good times to be had by all (except the bad guys!)

Rated PG – there might be a ‘damn’ or two (Capt. America is courteously shy), there’s one kiss (make that a peck + a kiss = 2); the PG must be for action sequences that are quite tame compared to Band of Brothers.

Be sure to wait through the credits at the end (it’s a long wait – a zillion people worked on this film in a zillion ways & a zillion places), but there’s a preview of the new Avengers movie with the whole gang…

Capt. America + Thor in ONE movie? wow…

(*Editors Note: the Drool Factor in this movie is not quite as high as the strategic shirtless scene in the movie Thor.  woah! that was GOURMET eye candy!)

This entry was posted in MOVIES !! and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.