Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

This was last Marvel Cinematic Universe movie I have not seen. I am not biggest fan of Captain America and superhero movie happening during Second World War was not to high on list of movies I wanted to see. Now after I have seen it I have to say it was better than I expected. I should have known better and expect nothing but entertaining movie from Marvel Studios. I am on my way to see Age of Ultron when this is published. That I expect to be good one.

I didn't know who was acting in this. I was pleasantly surprised to see Tommy Lee Jones and Hugo Weaving. I like both in everything I have seen them. Even in Batman Forever and Matrix sequels. If you want to know how good Hugo Weaving is you should watch The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Nowadays Hugo Weaving is always cast as bad guy. He can do much more.

I don't know how much I had liked this if I saw this when this came out. This time part of the fun was seeing all the connections to other movies that came later. This had little bit of 40's and 50's feeling of a simpler world. If you watch science fiction movies from that time scientists and military work together to achieve common goal and no-one betrays others unless they are enemy agents. Howard Stark was scientist of 50's science fiction movies.

Captain America is one dimensional character. He is boy scout doing his duty. He is idealist. Just like Superman he is some kind of idealistic good guy without any character flaws. In later movies he gets frustrated when world is not as idealistic as he is. That is his only character trait. I am amazed how much I have liked both of his movies even thought I don't like character that much.

I liked Winter Soldier more. This is not a bad movie. This is like 40's science fiction movie with with modern technology. I don't know if there were many science fiction movies back then. At least I can't remember any. This feels like science fiction movie of 50's if you take away red scare and unnatural beasts of nuclear era and replace them with 40's war propaganda.

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