Thursday, August 16, 2012

Review: Captain America

Director: Joe Johnston

Starring: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson

Year: 2011

Genre: Action/Adventure

Rated: PG-13

Length: 124 min.

IMDB Summary: After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending USA ideals.

Besides the Batman franchise, Captain America is probably my favorite superhero film due to the historical setting and the noble aspirations of the hero, against all odds (including his skeleton-like frame before his bodily transformation). The storyline--and yes, even the characters--is a bit cliche, but the World War II themes add a new dimension that keeps the movie interesting. Also refreshing was the patriotic message of the film, a theme that seems rather unpopular in Hollywood today. Although the ending is a bit abrupt, I enjoyed Captain America for the action flick that it is, and would highly recommend it as a fun movie night pick.

For Parents:
Sci-fi violence and action sequences

My Rating:
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