We’re counting down to the premier of The Avengers, by watching all the movies that lead up to it.
This week we review CAPTAIN AMERICA.
Set in WWII, young man Steve Rogers wants to join the military and fight for his country. However, he is turned down due to many health issues and his small frame. After talking to his friend Bucky, who has been accepted, he trys to enlist again. After hearing his conversation with Bucky about how much he wants to fight, Dr. Abraham Erskine allows him to join.
Rogers is recruited into the “Super Soldier” experiment, under Erskine and Colonel Chester Phillips, and British agent Peggy Carter. After seeing Rogers risk his life for the rest of his troop in an act of bravery, they decide he is the right one for their experiment. Soon after, they expose Rogers to the Super Soldier treatment, injecting him with crazy chemicals and lasers and whatnot.
He emerges completely ripped and taller, and capable of superhuman feats. What becomes of Rogers?
Watch Captain America: The First Avenger to find out!
Entertainment Value: 7/10
Overall Rating: 9/10
This was a really good movie with…an ending worth watching…..hard to say anything more without giving it away.
Captain America was better than Thor, and a really good movie overall. A few slow parts, but oh well.
You DEFINITELY need to watch this to see The Avengers, because there are quite a few questions unanswered that will probably be answered in The Avengers.
An appropriate age would be 10 or 11; there is much more violence in this movie than Thor (explosions, guns, somebody goes through a helicopter propeller if I recall correctly) but none of it is very graphic.
I was busy working when the boys watched this so I have nothing constructive to say, other than stylistically it was very pretty and there were a couple of lines that made me snort. Sorry. I’ll catch up and update once I’ve seen it.