Friday, July 22, 2011

Captain America Movie: Army of One

Caught a showing of the Capitan America movie today. I am very glad that more and more theaters have digital projectors, for the film was really crisp and clear. Didn't want to shill for the cost of a 3D picture, didn't think it would add anything worth the pain of wearing those darn glasses.

The movie is both a good war movie and a good superhero origins story. An excellent mix of action, comedy and teases of romantic tension. Nice to see the main antagonist being entirely Hydra agents, it was a good differentiation from the standard Joes vs. Nazi fair of so many WWII movies & games.

At the end of the movie, there is not only a bit of extra fluff, but also a teaser trailer for the Avengers movie. Good stuff, really looking forward to that one.

All in all a good bit of action, wit and fun. I suspect it was not released earlier in the month (such as around the 4th) so as not to content with Transformers, or Harry Potter. This is one of those rare cases where a movie is better than the trailers lead you to believe, but that is just my opinion.