Updated: Apr 15, 2019
Captain America Stands tall!
It is 1941 and the world is in the throes of war. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wants to do his part and join America's armed forces, but the military rejects him because of his small stature. Finally, Steve gets his chance when he is accepted into an experimental program that turns him into a supersoldier called Captain America
"Captain America the First Avenger" was also the first 3D Blu-ray I ever owned, not that 3D lasted long!
Thankfully Captain America did go to live on and in the first instalment Chris Evans literally plays the perfect man thanks to some experimenting from the early days of Shield!
Tommy Lee Jones plays the army general grilling him, it’s nice to see him in this role after what feels like so many years off the screen!
The action is well paced and the villain played by Hugo Weaving is while underplayed also menacing enough!
I recommend this as a perfect Sunday movie!
G score is 7/10
Captain America is as good of an origin story as you will see.
Compared to previous Marvel films the cast is noticeably stronger for Captain America. In come Chris Evans (no stranger to the superhero film filling the fantastic 4) Tommy Lee Jones (nothing more to say), Richard Armitage (who at the time was up in popularity due to the impending Hobbit trilogy) and Hugo Weaving (of LOTR and Matrix fame), all no strangers to big franchises!
The director is also familiar with big budget actions film following "Honey I shrunk the kids", "The Rocketeer" and "Jurassic Park 3".
It’s very clear from the start that Evans fits the role of Steve Rogers perfectly and the relationship on screen between him Bucky is great from the start, which has lasted well for the ongoing franchise.
It must be noted that the CGI on show is another step up for Marvel the shorter skinny Rogers looks fantastic and the use of CGI later in the film is just the right balance with out being over the top (i.e Hulk) .
Overall this is a great first outing for Captain America with the right level of action, drama and comedy.
It’s just a shame that Hugo Weaving decided he didn’t want to carry on as his Red skull could have been a big player in future films.
P's rating - 7.5 / 10
Total Golden Rating: 14.5 / 20
So close to being to receiving the Golden Era "Golden" Rating shows how good this is!
It really is a great film and a solid introduction for the Captain America character.