Runtime: 124 minutes
Directed by: Joe Johnston
Starring: Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, Stanley Tucci
Note: This film is available on Netflix at the time of this review.
Why has it taken me so long to watch all the cool super hero films? Seriously.
This is set before The Avengers so watch this first!
This film is pretty much an origin story. It’s more serious than many of the recent marvel films. I found the tone perfect. It fits the character perfectly.
I loved Steve Rogers more than I did Captain America if that makes sense. How did they manage to make Chris Evans look so skinny?! Ok, I know it was special effects or whatever, but wow.
Hugo Weaving is an excellent baddie. And Tommy Lee Jones is excellent at being Tommy Lee Jones.
It’s fast paced with a clear plan of what it wants to tell us. By the end, which is fantastically climatic, it’s set up for future films.
I was engrossed in it from start to finish. It moved smoothly. While Captain America isn’t my favourite super hero, I still think this film is one of the best and most well made of the recent marvel films.
To sum up, Great acting, tense and fast paced, Direct and to the point
Was it worth the watch? Yes
Would I re-watch? Yes
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