'Captain America: The First Avenger' Reviews Look Promising

chris evans captain americaNo summer is complete without a superhero box office hit, right? Enter Captain America: The First Avenger, debuting in theaters this Thursday, July 22. This flick, directed by Joe Johnson, is the last stop in Marvel's individual comic book hero movies including Thor and Iron Man leading up to summer 2012's The Avengers.

You won't catch me complaining about the opportunity to see hottie Chris Evans, who plays Steve Rogers, the Captain himself, in a bit of red, white, and blue spandex. I love me some superhero eye candy.

The only question is: Will Evans and the star-studded cast including Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, and Tommy Lee Jones be able to do the classic comic book justice? Check out Captain America: The First Avenger reviews, here:


Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter:

If you take a World War II movie, dial up the action with contemporary visual effects and CGI, then give your hero a double dose of steroids and human growth hormones, you wind up in the movie/ comic book world of Captain America: The First Avenger.

Drew McWeeny, Hitflix:

Captain America: The First Avenger is one of the finest movies yet from Marvel Studios, and a big departure in tone and storytelling from most of the films they've made so far. It is a strong indicator that the more willing the studio is to experiment, the more exciting the payoffs can be.

Tim Grierson, Screendaily.com:

The latest Marvel entry is a self-consciously square piece of entertainment set amidst World War II, and although the film has a decent amount of heart its retro appeal can't compensate for what is otherwise a rather ordinary comic book film.

Karina Longworth, The Village Voice:

[A] hokey, hacky, two-hour-plus exercise in franchise transition/price gouging, complete with utterly unnecessary post-converted 3-D.

If you ask me, any combination of action-packed handsomeness inside the air conditioning sounds like the perfect summer field trip. I'll just have to make sure to brush up on my World War II history first.

See the trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger, here:

Are you planning on seeing Captain America: The First Avenger this weekend?


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