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Captain America: The First Avenger

A 2011 film Based on the Marvel Comics Character

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A Quick Tip by woopak_the_thrill

  • Jul 20, 2011
After the made-for-TV Captain America movie and series starring Reb Brown and the lesser known made for video movie starring Matt Salinger, it is somewhat refreshing to see the living legend of world war II featured in his first credible, big-budgeted movie feature.

Judging from the trailer and photos, I would say that this is Steve Rogers as an “Ultimate Marvel Universe” version from the early 2000‘s. A much darker, meaner and tougher Cap, but I have mixed feelings with Chris Evans in the lead. He may have the physique, but acting ability remains to be seen.

The film had undergone some rewrites and with the influence of Disney, (arguably their influence was felt in Thor) one wouldn’t be hard-pressed to expect a more kid-friendly/mainstream movie. Captain America should be a war-spy movie and not a superhero feature, I heard that the concept of the Jewish concentration camps were taken out of the film’s core premise and this disappointed me.  I also have to say that The Red Skull has to be more insanely creepy than even the Joker; after all he is a character seen as more evil than Hitler himself.

I don’t mind the alterations to Cap's uniform, and the use of guns; but Cap needs to be taken more seriously than just anyone who tosses around a shield. I do hope this film portrays Cap as a more complex character as seen in his evolution from the goofy stories in the 40's, 50's and 60's (I appreciate those stories but they are not for this time) to the current comtinuity that came from the 80's to the present.  Cap needs to be portrayed as someone who feels human, real and represents the best mankind has to offer. Cap is not a superhero but a symbol.

I reserve final verdict after I’ve seen the movie this weekend. I do like the trailer so I remain optimistic. We just have to wait and see!

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August 18, 2011
I finally got to see this flick last night. I was quite surprised with how it turned out. I'll have a review up in the very near future.
 
July 26, 2011
Well done on this QT. I really enjoyed it. You're giving Orlok a run for his money on QT lengths. ;)
July 26, 2011
you and him are my idols when it comes to "quick tips" or "cuteys" as he likes to call 'em. LOL
July 26, 2011
Aw!! I feel special!! Woot woot! Or should I say, woo, woo! ;)
 
July 25, 2011
This isn't a quick tip! This is a review. LOL!
July 25, 2011
you're my idol when it comes to quick tips....trying to follow in your footsteps LOL!
July 25, 2011
There's a Buddhist school of thought which says to kill all your idols for they stand between you and your true potential. Should I worry?
July 25, 2011
idols eventually need replacing from time to time... LOL
 
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Captain America: The First Avenger is a 2011 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America. It is the fifth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was directed by Joe Johnston, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and stars Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, and Stanley Tucci. The film tells the story of Steve Rogers, a sickly man from Brooklyn who is transformed into super soldier Captain America to help the war effort. However, Captain America must stop Red Skull, Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry and leader of a terrorist organization, who intends to use a mysterious tesseract energy-source for world domination.
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Director: Joe Johnston
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Thriller, War
Release Date: July 22, 2011
Runtime: 124 minutes
Studio: Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures
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