Posted by CineSportsTalk on June 29, 2011 in Movies, Scott Peterson
July 31, 2011 at 7:01 pm
As popcorn movies go, captain america was a lot better than you might expect.
The film-makers are obviously very aware of the cynical eyes of today’s audience towards jingoism and that slight anti-American feeling that is slowly creeping in beyond their own country. A misstep too far in bringing this latest superhero to the screen might not only jeopardize their international box office, but also their long-awaited spin-off “The Avengers” of which “Captain America” was the last crucial missing link.
So instead falling into the traps of the obvious patriotic gush and just updating the story for the modern audience, into a modern setting, director Joe Johnston decided to stay true to the origins of his hero and kept the story rooted in 194os, during WW2 deciding to concentrate more on the old-fashion moral decency of the characters than their “let’s kick some ass” type of mentality.
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August 1, 2011 at 10:57 am
I enjoyed Captain America. It wasn’t great but it was a worthy addition to the Marvel universe and it should definitely be required viewing before The Avengers hit theaters. Scott
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