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>> Saturday, July 23, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action.

The jokes were funny, the action was pretty good, and the corny parts weren't too bad. I'll admit, the first quarter of the movie was really good. 
But then he somehow ended up as a showboy in a dorky Captain America outfit. Okay, I thought, watching the American hero being humiliatingly displayed as kiddie circus hero, I guess I can let this slide. And I could have, too. I could have ignored the sometimes-fake-looking-CGI (it was pretty good at other times) and the rather downhill plot.
But then the end came.
The credits rolled and I just sat there in a stunned confusion, trying to fathom what had just happened.

Let me clear it up for you.

So, the Captain (named not for his rank but for the circus act afore-mentioned) defeats the villain and disappears under the ocean. Everyone thinks he's dead, including his love interest.
You sit there expecting him to be miraculously rescued, put on a stretcher, and showered in kisses by his lady love. Then, you guess, there will be a cool scene in which he dons his Captain America garb and goes out to fight evil. And only then, you think, will it fade to black.
Not so.
I hate to be harsh, but I have to be honest. It ends with the Captain waking up randomly in the world of 2011, though he still looks as impeccabbly handsome as ever. A man with an eyepatch is quick to inform him that he was "asleep for 70 years" (What?!) and Captain America only replies that he "had a date".
The End.

So, the ending pretty much ruined the entire movie for me.
The only reason they ended it like that was because of the upcoming Avengers movie. They wanted all the superheroes together, apparently, and putting Captain A. in a coma so he could be alive during the modern ages seemed like the only way to be able to squeeze him into next year's movie.
So they destroyed the entire plot of a standalone movie just so they could fit the main character into another film. A film that they don't even know if it's going to be succesful or not.

But I must point out that the first bit of the movie was great. There were hilarious jokes, lovable characters, and it seemed to be going well.

It could have been a decent movie. But, unfortunately, it wasn't.



Favorite Line: "It's OK, I can swim."
Verdict: If you ever do rent it, only watch the first thirty minutes. They're well worth it.
Grey Travel Rating: 3/5
Special Effects: 3/5
Plot: 2/5
Characters: 3/5
Acting: 4/5
Objectionable Content: Uses of the H-word, D-word, and B-word. It is implied that a man moons someone, though nothing is shown.

2 Comments:

Sierra July 23, 2011 at 11:53 AM  

Well...that is his story.That is the way it has always been.So I don't think anyone who already knows the story will be that surprised.I just wanted to let you know about that.Good review and I hope I didn't come off to negative :)
Sierra
Keep Growing Beautiful♥

Celtic Traveler July 23, 2011 at 3:09 PM  

Don't worry, you didn't come off as negative. Thanks for the comment, I love hearing people's opinions!

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