Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi


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Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier, transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.


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16 July 2011 | hurricanemania
An awesome installment as we wait for The Avengers to assemble!
I had the pleasure of watching a sneak preview for this and thought it was a great superhero movie. It follows the "superhero formula" but that's to be expected. There are plenty of references to the comics as well as the other Marvel movies. There are numerous comic book references and foreshadowing that I probably can't even write here but will excite most of the comic book fans. In fact, Howard Stark plays a prominent role in this film and you see where Tony Stark gets his charm.

The movie really captures that patriotic spirit that permeated the US during WW2. The movie itself almost becomes like one of those military recruitment ads it showcases. It is chock full of flag-waving patriotism. But you probably should expect that going to a movie called "Captain America."

Chris Evans is a good Captain America and downplays any flashiness associated with him as the Human Torch. The CGI effects that show him as a scrawny twig were seamless. He carries that vulnerability with him throughout the film whether he is getting beaten up physically or emotionally.

The rest of the cast fills their roles well- especially Tommy Lee Jones as the gruff, but lovable, colonel and Hugo Weaving as the evil baddie bent on wold domination. Those two play their characters the way you would expect them to. Although I was waiting the whole time for Hugo Weaving to say "Mr. Anderson." The only odd twist is that Captain America's sidekick from the comics, Bucky Barnes, is much tougher and older than you'd expect.

There are numerous one-liners throughout the movie that drew chuckles from the audience. You also get plenty of action and explosions which are always a crowd favorite. Stylistically, it's very similar to Iron Man. Overall, it's a fun comic book adaptation that really adds into steam Marvel is building up to with The Avengers. Nice work.

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Trivia

Hugo Weaving also appeared on the film Hacksaw Ridge (2016), a movie which is also set during World War II and features a main character who was almost denied to join the war. Coincidentally, Andrew Garfield, his co-star and the actor who played the main character on the said movie, previously appeared as Spider-Man, another Marvel Comics superhero. Spider-Man would eventually become a part of the Avengers.


Quotes

Search Team Leader: Are you the guys from Washington?
SHIELD Tech: You get many other visitors out here?
SHIELD Lieutenant: How long have you been on site?
Search Team Leader: Since this morning. A Russian oil team called it in about eighteen hours ago.
SHIELD Lieutenant: How come nobody spotted it before?
Search Team Leader: It's really not that surprising. This...


Goofs

(at around 42 mins) When Steve Rogers pulls Heinz out of his little submarine boat and throws him onto the dock - then climbing a ladder out of the water himself - both characters are dry. Their clothes are dry and no water is dripping on the ground beneath them.


Crazy Credits

"The Star-Spangled Man", the wartime inspirational song Captain America performs, is heard in the closing credits.


Alternate Versions

The version of the film shows in AMC Theaters as part of a pre-Avengers Marvel Phase One marathon features an exclusive intro from Agent Coulson, talking about the film and the character. These Coulson intros were later includes as bonuses in the Avengers Phase One box set.


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Written by
John Philip Sousa
Arranged by J.J. Young
Courtesy of Killer Tracks

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

Details

Release Date:

22 July 2011

Language

English, Norwegian, French


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Stanley Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK

Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,058,524 24 July 2011

Gross USA:

$176,654,505

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$370,569,774

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