I was entirely charmed and enthralled by Thor, the previous offering in the Marvel cine-verse (to coin a phrase), and so had high expectations for Captain America: The First Avenger. I especially hoped it could help make up for the somehow lacking X-Men: First Class.
When the lights dimmed after the credits for the little teaser Marvel always leave, I was still in afterglow from the movie. They ran the trailer for The Avengers. With Iron Man, Thor and now Captain America set on their own firm cinematic ground, I can’t wait to see what happens when you add Hawkeye, Black Widow and Hulk into the mix. Come the end of it, I was frothing with excitement… but that’s a review for another day.
Captain America is cohesive as a narrative, endearing as a period piece, and a great deal of fun. I think that’s what Marvel have finally figured out about how to make these movies work; they have to be fun. Read the rest of this entry »