We went this afternoon to see Captain America: The First Avenger, which I mentioned earlier this month that I was anxious to see. Cap did not disappoint me, which is the way it should be. Captain America should never disappoint you! I was pleasantly surprised that Chris Evans brought a little bit of depth to the character, and I really enjoyed Stanley Tucci’s time on screen. Hugo Weaving made for a great Red Skull, too bad we won’t be seeing more of him. I also appreciated bringing The Howling Commandos into the story — any excuse to get Dum-Dum Dugan on screen is worth it. I even caught myself singing “The Star-Spangled Man With A Plan” as we were walking through the parking lot afterwards.
The gripe is, as always, that the 3-D experience wasn’t worth the extra money. It never is, especially with non-animated film. There was one action sequence where Cap throws his shield, and the ricochet comes right at the audience; I’ll admit that I flinched at that moment, it was so fast.
Since it’s a Marvel movie, you have to stay through the end of the credits. Afterwards, you’ll wish it was already May 2012.