“Because the strong man who has known power all his life, may lose respect for that power, but a weak man knows the value of strength, and knows…compassion.”
Who would have thought that Captain America would get such a good movie?
Busting at the seams with thirst-trapping scenes, intriguing action, a heartfelt love story and Chris Evans dominating the screen, The First Avenger helps the MCU take charge.
And charge with stars and stripes it does!
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.
Getting his chance when he is accepted into an experimental program that turns him into a super soldier, Steve becomes Captain America.
Joining Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), Captain America leads the fight against the Nazi-backed HYDRA organization.
Period pieces can fall o to either side of a scale very quickly; They either capture the period they wish to represent well, or do so terribly.
Having to include superheroes in this equation, would make it even more troublesome.
Yet somehow, Captain America manages to balance the scale quite well.
Mixing in the life Steve has led, to his use in war (ed. note: Yes, use), it surrounds him with wardrobes and mannerisms of old that perfectly manage the authenticity of the period.
Along with this, they somehow chuck in superpowered hi-jinks, bad-ass villains (ed. note: BRING BACK HUGO)and 2 of the best relationships we’ve seen in the MCU.
Inglorious 3D usage aside, blatant scenes splashing the screen, Captain America manages to deliver the origin of a man with unshakable moral faith fantastically.
And boy oh boy, does Cap only grow from there…
This is one of my absolute faves