Excerpt: In the next addition to the upcoming Avengers movie, slated for May 2010, a meek all American youth is transformed into the first ever Avenger i.e. Captain America. This Marvel Comics Hero was created back in the golden Age of comics books in the 1940’s by legends in the industry – Joe Simon and Jack Kirby who also helped Stan Lee create the likes of the Fantastic Four and the X-men.
Excerpt: After being turned down by the army to fight in Europe due to his diminutive size, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is given an opportunity to take part in an experimental program that turns him into a "Super Soldier" with extraordinary strength and speed. Renamed Captain America, he soon finds himself on the frontlines facing the megalomaniacal Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) and his army of HYDRA agents who are equipped with high-tech energy weapons.
Excerpt: And here we go again. I’m sure it’s the time of year, but it seems that every week I’m writing about a new super hero movie that’s jettisoned its way to Blu-Ray. Up this week is â€œCaptain Americaâ€�, a movie which already had a full-length movie dedicated to its stars and stripes hero, but admittedly it wasn’t a very good one.
Excerpt: It’s refreshing to see a super hero embrace his roots. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is pushed into a government program, bulked up in a matter of minutes, and then dons the classic Captain America suit and shield. He doesn’t turn it down or reject it for the sake of modern audiences. He embraces it, an entire action scene given to Cap with the iconic garb, creating a segway for Hollywood’s recent spin.
Summary: And so the preliminaries are finished. But this is much more than just a prelude to a massive film coming next spring. This is a series of good franchise films that I expect to stand on their own long after that massive film has come and gone. And if this is where the comic book superhero is going, “They’re going to just get better, much better”.
Captain America: The First Avenger Blu-ray 3D Review
27 October 2011
Excerpt: The Movie Unlike Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four or any member of The Avengers who has found his way to the big screen so far, Captain America: The First Avenger has his roots not in the revolutionary 1960s but in the era of World War II. American courage and the shadow of Adolf Hitler are essential to the character, and perhaps that's why Joe Johnston's feature film is just so darned big .