Title: Captain America: The First Avenger Director: Joe Johnston Year: 2011 Run time: 2hrs 4
It was somewhere between watching Iron Man 2, and renting Captain America, that we suddenly discovered the whole Avengers thing. That meant Mr America had to sit and wait while we consumed everything we’d missed, but eventually we got round to it. Mr C and I can’t remember whether we were going to watch this one anyway, regardless of any Avengers connection, but I think we were, although we weren’t convinced it was going to be good.
2:48 - Grrr, it makes me feel cold. 5:44 - That’s Mr Smith. Is he trying to be German because it’s not quite working. 8:35 - Aw, he’s tiny. 11:46 - I recognise that globe from Iron Man. 12:06 - Ye Old Stark! 12:39 - Ooh, hovercar! Not quite so hot on the reliability. 16:46 - “I don’t like bullies, I don’t care where they’re from.” 17:51 - He’s like Dr Evil, tucked away in a mountain. 20:40 - Had a warm happy feeling at the sight of Tommy Lee Jones, not quite sure why. 23:23 - “Look at that, he’s making me cry.” 32:18 - This reminds me a little of Forever Young. A military type getting in a chamber for the promotion of science. 33:43 - I even get excited when his dad shows up. Ridiculous. What is it about the Starks? 37:36 - That can’t be the same guy! 39:16 - Why is Lovely Richard Armitage always the bad guy? 43:15 - Not a fan of the crunch of cyanide. My teeth! 45:08 - He’s not called Agent Schmidt, is he? I LOVE IT. 50:23 - Is that a comic within a comic? That’s a new one on me. 55:24 - I like that he’s taking his shield. 56:36 - “Do you… fondue?” 59:24 - The shield is not subtle. 1:00:30 - Is this blue stuff what they used to plug the hole in Stark’s heart? 1:06:38 - That is quite the side effect! 1:10:37 - Their surveillance flights must be pretty shocking if they said there was no activity but the whole troop is marching back with a flipping tank in tow. 1:18:57 - Hell hath no fury… 1:26:40 - What is this? Steak. What’s in it? Cow! 1:28:44 - He built a stealth bomber in 1942??? 1:33:32 - I hadn’t realised the shield was quite such a weapon. 1:36:16 - These people are being disintegrated as though they are fighting with Daleks. 1:43.04 - You can’t sneak up on anyone with those Star Wars guns. 1:54:10 - Forever Young!
It was good, I really quite liked it. My big concern is that the character works incredibly well in the 1940s setting, but I’m not so sure I’m going to like the character in the present day. It was all so very Forever Young, albeit much less corny. It was much better than Hulk, and just better than Thor.
I did like that there was a perfect opportunity to deploy The Rage, but they didn’t. It says a lot, though, that I really was more excited by Stark’s dad, and the Expo and all that, than the actual Captain America story. His body change was very well done, boggled my mind just a little bit. You might have noticed.