The First Avenger

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.

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