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Friday, July 29, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger





PITCH





"Why someone weak? Because a weak man knows the value of strength, the value of power..."


VIEWING


      Captain America looked gorgeous shot for shot.  Joe Johnston (The Rocketeer, October Sky, The Wolfman...) really captured the essence of the 40's.  The pizazz, the noir, the giddiness of discovery coupled with the whole fashion scheme, style, and attitude that was prevalent then.


     The motion image augmentation or misplacement that was used to shoot Steve Rogers as a scrawny Gollum-like figure of a man, was dang-near flawless.



     Supporting cast was really fun to watch.  Tommy Lee Jones was right on point being a cranky old efficient colonel and  Dominic Cooper playing Tony Stark's(Iron Man) dad had me all in.  Hugo Weaving continues to show why he is the most sought after actor to play villain in Hollywood.  He loses the Agent Smith residue and unleashes a near perfect German accent as he becomes Red Skull.


      One thing I noticed that people should be aware of is that Captain America was known for his brawling and niftiness with that shield of his.  He's not some alien or trickster with cool weapons.  He's an American and that is suppose to be enough.  It was for me , I sorta loved it. 

     For those of us that are were not privied to the comic books growing up, that little square of energy that baffled us in the extra footage after the Thor credits is finally defined. Speaking of extra footage, don't leave too early or you'll miss a long awaited teaser from the upcoming AVENGERS movie.


     I give it a B.










DON'T FORGET TO SIT THRU THE CREDITS FOR THE AVENGER TEASER!!!!



WORTH
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