You all can guess; yes, my sister finally got to see Captain America. Which means I can now do a film review! Mom took her to theaters last night to see it, and I tagged along. I paid for my own ticket and everything. I was so excited, this is the first time that I’ve actually gotten to go back to the theater to rewatch the same movie. I’m defienetly glad it got to be this one (now would it hurry up and come out on DVD?!?!?!?!!!!!!)
Captain America isn’t your average war film. And it’s not your average superhero film either. It has an amazing ‘realness’ feel to it, even with all the sci-fi weapons. It’s surprisingly ‘clean’, for a PG-13 movie. There are no really bad swear words and hardly anything that ‘sensual’, at least that bothered me. There is violence (of course) but nothing gory at all! The heroes are people you can actually cheer for without feeling guilty and the villain is as close to Satan-looking as you might get (after Darth Maul, of course! Darth Maul has horns.) It has humor, it has perils, it has epicness and it has GREAT music! I think I can say that, outside of the Star Wars Saga, Captain America is the best film I’ve seen this year!
I’ll say it now, I give this film a full FIVE stars. And I asked Kayla if she would give it five stars. She said yes, and then said, “Wait no!” She walked up to me and said with this grinning face. “Six!” So… that says something!
The main attraction, of course, is Steve Rogers/Captain America. Steve is used to standing up for what he believes is right; he stood up to the giants way before he got near a battlefield. He also has the wisdom in why he fights. He’s not against the German’s personally. He doesn’t like bullies, and he doesn’t care where they come. Long before becoming his super size, he shows his inner strength on the training grounds and impressing those in authority over him
Agent Peggy Carter is one of main characters; she eventually becomes Steve’s love interest. The romance aspect of this film is on the minor side, which was good because it can be awkward when the romance takes over the film. She was an special agent, and though she was a part of the army, she was still distinctly feminine. She has an amazing shot, too!
The German doctor (can anyone tell me his name???!!!) was a great character. He was the man who refined the chemical that was used to make Steve (and Red Skull) super men. I loved his wisdom in hunting for a man who was self-sacrificing and good. He was very endearing.
Words fail me at this point. There’s so much amazing, awesome stuff packed into this film. The powerful crystal was cool. The Star Spangled Man show is so fun! The prison rescue was awesome. Captain’s motorcycle is the word EPIC.
All I can say is that if your over thirteen, watch it! It will be worth it!
PS. I’m jumping on the band wagon of feverishly excited fans in waiting for the Avengers. I’m going to see if I can get Mom let me watch Thor before it comes out. It’s going to be one epic film and I can’t wait to see what happens to Steve! ‘Avengers’, please hurry up! ~Jamie