Captain America: The First Avenger

(2011)

Genres: Musical, Sci-Fi

Review: Captain America: The First Avenger

What our critics thought of Captain America: The First Avenger

Christy Lemire
Even in 3D, it has a beautiful, sepia-toned, art-deco look.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
A gorgeous-looking movie, especially in 3D.

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Captain America: The First Avenger
It was a pleasure to realize, once "Captain America: The First Avenger" got under way, that hey, here is a real movie, not a noisy assembly of incomprehensible special effects. Of course it's loaded with CGI. It goes without saying it's preposterous. But it has the texture and takes the care to be a full-blown film. You know, like with a hero we care about and who has some dimension. And with weight to the story. As we plunge ahead into a limitless future of comic-book movies, let this be an inspiration rather than "Thor" or "Green Lantern." The words "The First Avenger" are fraught with significance for Marvel fans. We have already had films inspired by Iron Man, the Hulk and Thor. Still to come, without doubt, are Ant-Man and Wasp. This film opens with the discovery of an enormous flying wing embedded in polar ice, and when a gloved hand reaches out to brush away the ice on a window, why, there's Captain America's shield! This film's plot involves his origin story and adventures during World War II, and I'm sure we'll discover in sequels that he was revived after the cryogenic nap to crusade again in the new day. …Read Full Review
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times - 07/20/2011