Captain America: The First Avenger

9 Feb

by brian

Way better than JD Salinger’s kid

Nerds have been salivating over this movie since it was announced.  Now, everyone who was watching the Super Bowl is drooling and it’s not because of the guacamole.  The foremost reason I’m in love with this movie already is because of Chris Evans’ scrawny frame.  Jealousy overcome, I am now better than him.  What, the super serum worked?  Ok, well that was short lived. 

There’s a lot packed into this thirty second spot.  We see the genesis of our hero in a special effect body mash-up that was expertly used in The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonThe trailer spends a lot of time showing this part of the movie.  I assume they do this because they’re not finished shooting and this is all the usable footage.  They will do well to get through the transformation process quickly and get to the badassery.  And boy is the badassery…well, bad ass.

Evans fills out the patriotic costume very well.  He looks like he was born in it.  The outfit is clearly Captain America, yet it seems better.  Instead of a comic book artist drawing unnecessary appointments, this costume looks like it was made with purpose…like it actually has tactical value.  I like that. 

Evans will bring his signature smart-alec attitude to the role and at the same time he will fill it like the leader Captain America is.  While we’ve been fawning over Evans, the most interesting three frames of the trailer comes late when Hugo Weaving reveals his sinewy Red Skull visage for the first time.  One of the best comic book villains of all time, Red Skull is evil incarnate and will be one of the most fun characters to watch on the big screen in 2011.


Good thing they took Accutane off the market

So, will it suck? 

No.  A patriotic super hero played by an actor who can deliver deadly one-liners and punches will win big at the box office and with critics.  Hugo Weaving gave us one of the best bad guys of cinema with The Matrix’s Agent Smith.  He will deliver again with Red Skull.  I have a feeling the comic book aficionados will appreciate this movie as well.  Just look out at ComicCon for all the cosplayers in their American flag uniforms.


2 Responses to “Captain America: The First Avenger”

  1. Martin February 10, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    Nice! My dad and I made me a Captain America shield when I was little out of a garbage can lid. All I’m saying is he better live up to my childhood memories! No pressure.


    • Brian February 10, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

      That trash can lid was a hell of a lot better than our bath towel Superman capes.


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