BluChristmas #47: Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)


It seems to be a golden age for comic book superheroes on film, particularly for Marvel, with the success of Joss Whedon’s Avengers Assemble. But before the super group of heroes got together, before Tony Stark was a twinkle in his fathers eye there was the All American superhero: Captain America.

Part of the strength of the film is in how Steve Rogers is developed before he becomes a super soldier. You fall in love with Chris Evans’ character long before the muscular Captain America because of his dedication to doing the right thing, and his unwavering determination to not back down. Captain America is the true All American hero – truth justice and the right way. Captain Steve Rogers is so terribly endearing, and the plot of the film is engaging.

1940’s styling and costume are central to the movie, but this combined with the high tech weaponry that Hydra have (thanks to the mysterious artifact called The Tesseract) make it perfect for Blu-ray as opposed to Standard Definition DVD. If nothing else, the High Definition is perfect for viewing the beauty of all of the cast, as well as the grim visage that is Red Skull’s face.

A must see film before the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in summer next year.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) is directed by Richard Armitage and Joe Johnson, is distributed by Paramount studios and is rated 12.


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