Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Movie Review: Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger

Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action)

Recommended for: Ages 13 and up

 Captain America leads the fight for freedom in the action-packed blockbuster starring Chris Evans as the ultimate weapon against evil! When a terrifying force threatens everyone across the globe, the world's greatest soldier wages war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving, The Matrix). Critics and audiences alike salute Captain America: The First Avenger as "pure excitement, pure action, and pure fun!"

This is probably the best super hero movie that I have seen. There are many things I like about this movie: the characters, the setting, and seeing Hugo Weaving as a villain (I don't like Elrond very much).

Technical: 4/5

The movie starts out with a modern scene, which makes more sense the second time, and then goes to the story. I do like the structure of it, though it is confusing the first time. Most of the special effects were well done. I think there was a part where things didn't look real but I can't remember where it was. One thing that was really well done was putting one man's head on someone else's body. It was put together very well. There were a couple of German accents that sounded fake but that could be because I've heard the actors speak with different accents.

Setting: 3.5/5

This movie is set in the early 1940s during WWII. It starts out in America but some time is spent in Europe. While they're in Europe, they are in the wilderness. Nothing seemed off about the setting other then I don't know how accurate it is to have a British woman involved in the American army. There were things that weren't accurate to the 40s. The villains had some very advanced technology that was beyond what was around then. The protaganist's technology was more accurate.

Plot: 4/5

The first part of the movie is an introduction to Steve Rogers and how he becomes Captain America. After being used for publicity, he then fights against HYDRA, which wants to take over the world. The story flows well and you can get to know the characters. The ending is really sad, though it was worse the first time.

Characters: 5/5

The main character is Steve Rogers who doesn't like a bully and keeps trying to join the army. He is chosen for an experiment because of his good character. There is then his good friend Bucky.  There isn't much to say about him other than that they were good friends. Then there is Peggy who gets to know Captain America during the movie. The characters' lives are then ruined at the end of this movie, partly for the Avengers.

I like this movie and enjoyed it again. If you like superheroes, then you will definitely like this movie. If you don't really care much about superheroes, it is still an interesting and sad story.


  1. Peggy is one of my favorites!! Have you seen any other Marvel movies?
    Random trivi question: Did you know that Richard Armitage (Thorin) is in this movie, too?

  2. I've seen both Captain America movies, both Thor movies, and The Avengers and my sisters saw Age of Ultron. I didn't know that Richard Armitage was in it, but I recognized a lot of the actors from other things I've seen.

  3. He plays the Hydra agent that kills the German doctor, and then commits suicide. I didn't recognize him the first time, either. Samuel pointed him out to me the second time around.


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