Steve Rogers is just a scrawny kid from Brooklyn. His passion isn’t unique. Like many brave men at the time, he wanted to serve his country by crushing Hitler & the Nazis. This premise sets in motion the 70 year history of arguably the most famous Marvel Comics superhero, Captain America.
The muscle makeover makes the movie. The special effects used to create the anemic Chris Evans were incredible. His hair was even thinner. I like the skinny Steve Rogers. He never takes no for an answer. He never backs down from a fight, even though everyone else is twice his size. More that that, he’s a good man with heart, tons of it.
“Captain America: The First Avenger” exemplifies the American Dream. If you try at something long enough, someday you’ll get your day in the sun. That and the help of a military top secret, never-been-tested, state-of-the-art molecular-altering human weaponizer machine. Hey, it’s a movie. Here’s what you do genius: Go with the flow. It’s called, suspension of disbelief. This is not ‘The Rabbit Hole.’ It’s Captain Frikkin’ America!
Hugo Weaving was perfect as Johann Schmidt AKA Red Skull . Some will cry out that this is simplistic U.S. Rah Rah. Point taken. For me, I thought it was solid summertime entertainment at the movies.
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