Movie Review: Captain America (The First Avenger)
Captain America (The First Avenger) tells of the early days story of Steve Rogers (starred by Chris Evans) who is a persistent young man that goes all out to get himself enrolled in the military. His wish came true when he was spotted to be in an experimental programme that would help the country win the war. Through this programme, a superhero is birthed in him – a superhero that doesn’t interest me at all.
No bright shining costumes or stunning looking weapons. Except for an incredible looking shield that seems automated to come flying back each time it’s being thrown, Captain America (The First Avenger) is not one of my favourite superhero movies.
The storyline is way too predictable (though I have no knowledge of the superhero in the first place because I don’t follow superheros on Marvels) and it’s simply lack of action. I’m only saved by my interest in the rich characters that the writer has successfully crafted for the movie. And particularly, the character of Agent Peggy Carter played by Hayley Atwell.
Agent Carter is a no-nonsense office who is responsible of the entire superhero rebirth project, which enables her to be by the side of Captain America at all times. He is her responsibility. Unlike other men, this weakling (Steve Rogers) caught her attention as his determination and way-of-thoughts are different from his peers.
Perfectly portrayed and brought to life, Hayley Atwell fits the role of Agent Carter perfectly. Her bold facial features accompanied with strong red lipsticks bring out the essence of the character, a woman of strong will. No one messes with her. She is a character with strong personality; even the guys would not want to mess with her. Not many females can play such a strong character while looking charmingly sexy at the same time, but Hayley Atwell pulled off the role beautifully.
So there I was at the cinema, more attracted to the sidekicks than the superhero itself. Thus when the credit rolled up to the end and they promoted ‘The Avengers’ – a movie about a team of Captain America due to be in cinemas in 2012 – I sighed and prayed for a better superhero action flick next year.
Note: Reviews are based on foundations stated HERE.