Predominantly set during World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who's transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull – Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, and the leader of an organization that intends to use a mysterious device of untold powers for world domination.
|Release Date||:||July 22, 2011|
|Genres||:||Action, Adventure, Science Fiction|
|Production Company||:||Marvel Studios|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Stephen McFeely, Christopher Markus, Jane Wu|
|Casts||:||Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Samuel L. Jackson, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Natalie Dormer, Amanda Righetti, Richard Armitage, Bruno Ricci, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, Kenneth Choi, J. J. Feild, Stan Lee, Michael Brandon, Martin Sherman, William Hope, Lex Shrapnel, Oscar Pearce, Nicholas Pinnock, Marek Oravec, David Bradley, Leander Deeny, Sam Hoare, Jenna Coleman, Sophie Colquhoun, Simon Kunz, Kieran O'Connor, Doug Cockle, Ben Batt, Mollie Fitzgerald, Damon Driver, David McKail, Amanda Walker, Richard Freeman, Katherine Press, Sergio Covino, Marcello Walton, Anatole Taubman, Jan Pohl, Erich Redman, Rosanna Hoult, Naomi Slights, Kirsty Mather, Laura Haddock, James Payton, Ronan Raftery, Nick Hendrix, Luke Allen-Gale, Jack Gordon, Ben Uttley, Patrick Monckeberg|
|Plot Keywords||:||new york, usa, world war ii, nazis, marvel comic, comic, superhero, period piece, nazi germany, brooklyn new york city, captain america, aftercreditsstinger, marvel cinematic universe|
Joe Johnston has done it again, managing to take what SHOULD be great action flick material and managed to make it, well, boring.
Don't get me wrong, the film started out quite well. The change from puny wimp to super hero was well done, as was the intro sequence with red skull. The whole nazi-mysticism mystique was done very well. But it seemed that after Joe Johnston filmed these two or three well thought out portions, the rest of the film was just filler.
I caught myself looking at my watch a few times, just sort of wanting the movie to end - and this was at the 1/2 point of the film. The action sequences are fairly average for the most part and I really never got that "edge of my seat" feeling as the characters faced peril.
All in all, an above-average film which could have been great if someone with better directing chops had been chosen.