Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Captain America

Saw the Captain America movie last week - in fact I've been sitting through a spate of super-hero movies of late : Thor, Capt America, Green Lantern. I was surprised by Captain America and it was much better than I thought it would be. All the patriotic hype was there as would be expected and I expect we'll see a new SHIELD film come along before long with the new interest in spy movies and the possibility of terrorist cells in the US.

I would recommend Captain America - it has a similar feel to the Rocketeer and has that same Boy's Own escapism. My 24 year old daughter and 20 year old son both enjoyed it so it was good to know that it wasn't my nostalgic longing for the comics I read in the sixties that coloured my point of view. The movie was lovingly put together with great costume and casting, a reasonable storyline that adhered reasonably closely to the comics (except for Bucky's death) good sense of humour, obligatory guest spot by an aging Stan Lee (this may be his last) and some great song and dance routines (yes - I'm not kidding!).

So if you're looking for some escapism, give the Cap a go. The red,white and blue and big musical sounds of the forties might delight and surprise you too.... and make sure you stick around after the credits. My buddy and I and one other guy were the few in the know that Marvel films always have a teaser for their next production right at the end of the credits and the new avengers film is looking pretty good as well. Seems like super hero movies based on 60s comics are the flavour of the month right now in Holloywood.
Burn brightly, Peter.

1 comment:

  1. The director of Captain America is Joe Johnson who directed The Rocketeer as well as Jumanji.