#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr. Erskine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erskine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany’s secret HYDRA research department (headed by Johann Schmidt, a.k.a. the Red Skull), Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot; however, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America, and his war against Schmidt begins.
Plot: 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.
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I had a great time with this, it narrowly surpasses ‘Iron Man’ for me.
‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ is thoroughly entertaining. I absolutely enjoyed the story and how it is told, while the 1940s style is done fantastically – love the settings and costumes. The only negative I have is about the body double effect of skinny Captain America – which looks, honestly, ridiculous… in an amusing way, at least.
This is, possibly, the most I’ve enjoyed the overall cast for an MCU film so far. Chris Evans is fun to watch in the lead role, he does a grand job. Behind him, the likes of Tommy Lee Jones, Hayley Atwell and Hugo Weaving are enjoyable too.
A very pleasant experience, this. Good fun.
**This is a long form review initially published in 2011:**
Though it ran at over two hours, I did feel that it had plenty of room to go further than it did. I honestly felt like Red Skull could have had a film all to himself, and actually kind of suffered for making him as intriguing as he was.
Chris Evans was an interesting choice as the titular role of Captain America, given that he’s already played American sweetheart Marvel Super Hero “The Human Torch” in _Fantastic 4_ and _Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer_. He didn’t Oh-My-Gosh blow me away type-thing or what have you, but he was pretty great.
So far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I’d slot Captain America clean in the middle. I liked _Iron Man_ and _Thor_ more, but _Iron Man 2_ and _The Incredible Hulk_ less. Marvel Studios stated that the movie they wanted to make was set in the 40’s, even though the rest of Marvel Cinematic is modern-day. This was 100% the right move to make, why? Not because of the setting, aesthetics or direction, but because it’s fuckin’ smart. How do you have the world appreciate an Uncle-Sam loving upper-middle class white male military blindly-loyal patriot? You make him fight the God damn Nazis, that’s how.
It may seem strange, but I actually enjoyed the opening of _Captain America_ the most, which he spends a a meek, asthmatic Steve Rogers, yet to undergo the Deus Ex Machina Super Serum. It really showed the best of Evans acting ability, as well as the writing of Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely whom together wrote _You Kill Me_ and The _The Chronicles of Narnia_ Trilogy.
I watched it in 3D, which was more bearable than usual. As the films of MCU progress, each of them becomes more and more a prequel to _The Avengers_, _Captain America_ being the most to date. Despite its almost-entire lack of _Avenger_ cameos, this more than previous films felt like a prequel for what’s to come, which is not strictly speaking a good thing.
I had plenty of minor issues with _Captain America_, and though their was quite a number of them, all were minor, and ultimately, the only part of me that regrets watching it was the part that keeps thinking “My fucking God, I have to wait a YEAR before _Avengers_ comes out?!”
Utilitarian use of CGI and thoughtful story make this a don’t miss movie
ONE LINE REVIEW : Utilitarian use of CGI and thoughtful story make this a don’t miss movie RATING : See it in theaters (Rating scale : “See it in theaters”, “Wait for the instant download”, “Don’t waste your time”)
Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is a 98-pound weakling who wants nothing more than to kick some Nazi butt. He goes to every recruiting station in Brooklyn to get accepted and keeps getting turned down. On top of that, he is the neighborhood punching bag, constantly getting into scrapes with bullies bigger than him. And that is what drives Steve – he hates bullies and there are no bullies bigger than the Nazis.
He finally happens upon a special recruiting drive where a scientist (Stanley Tucci) is looking for someone with Steve’s kind of guts. But tough-as-nails Colonel Chester Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones) is more than dubious and runs Steve ragged in basic training. But Steve’s kind heart and determination make him the perfect personality for an injection that turns him into a super-strong Captain America.
It turns out that the Nazis aren’t the biggest bullies on the block. No, it’s Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) who is just using the Nazi platform as a way of taking over the world. All the players are set and we’re off as Captain America goes into battle with the forces of evil.
This movie is the beginning of the Avengers series and we’re no doubt going to see more of the classic Avengers from Marvel comics in coming years.
It is set in the 1940’s during the second world war and the costuming and period sets are excellent. I really felt drawn into this world. However it’s a sort of bizarro world where Nazis really don’t show up that much and Red Skull’s “Hydra” forces are everywhere.
And speaking of Red Skull – Hugo Weaving is amazing. Not just for his delivery and persona. But for being the best actor behind a mask since Michael Keeton’s Batman. Weaving was the man behind the mask in “V for Vendetta” where he delivered the entire movie wearing a Guy Faulks mask. Here, he uses his flesh-and-blood face for the first third of the film and then pulls that off to reveal his Red Skull face. And still delivers a flawless intensity that he has brought to every other role he’s plays since Agent Smith in “The Matrix”. The man can do no wrong.
Chris Evans starts out the movie looking very frail and sickly. But once he undergoes the special treatment, he is one buff dude. I haven’t spent any time trying to puzzle out the CGI magic that makes this possible, but it is impressive. I’d swear there were two actors in the role. Otherwise Evans is a pretty bland character. But he has all the golly-gee-whiz Mom-and-apple pie look and delivery that makes Captain America believable.
I said of “Green Lantern” that is was the perfect super-hero movie. I may have to take that back, because Captain America raised the bar higher. The writers took their time building the character of feeble- Steve. Then they took their time building the character of buff- Steve/Captain America. All the while defining the evil villain, creating relationships between Steve and love interest Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), and Colonel Phillips, and buddy ‘Bucky’ Barnes (Sebastian Stan). Unfortunately, they spent little time defining the relationships between Cap’n America and his team – but hey – it’s only a 2-hour movie.
The pacing was quite steady. I never felt bored and I never felt overwhelmed with last-minute plot devices. Except for one – Red Skull has this amazing technology and they really didn’t explain where it came from (other than a reference at the beginning of the film where Weaving’s character finds a glowing cube in some Egyptian ruins). The movie has a sort of steam-punk feel to it that I enjoyed.
So, for it’s big effects – used in just the right amount. And a story well-told, taking the time to tell it well, I gave Captain America a rating of “See it in the theaters”.
BTW: I saw it in 3-d which some reviewers have complained results in dark images. I enjoyed it in Real-3D and found the light levels to be just fine.
A breath of fresh air in an otherwise stale superhero genre…
Alright, well first of all I have to say that I am not really a fan of superhero movies. And with that being said, then let me just say WOW! This movie was without a doubt one of the better superhero movies that I have seen in a long time.
I am not keen on super powers bestowed upon people and such, hence I am more prone to watch something like “Batman” or “Captain America”, where it is all in the gear and the actual person themselves; not some dim-witted superhero power! And it worked well in this movie, despite the lead role of Captain America being played by Chris Evans who we also saw in the “Fantastic Four” movies. What? No! No! NO! Please do not re-cast an actor already used in a previous superhero movie. It is just so wrong! Don’t get me wrong here, Chris Evans is not a bad actor, far from it. He was really well cast for Captain America, and he far out-shined his performance here than what was seen in “Fantastic Four”. But the damage have been done, he played Human Torch in “Fantastic Four”, so he shouldn’t had been cast for this movie. Or better yet, never been cast for “Fantastic Four”, so he would have had this role to shine through in.
Anyway, “Captain America”, this movie is action from start to end, and it works quite well. There was lots of good action scenes, nice fight scenes, and lots of really cool stuff to look at. Lots of nice small details everywhere.
However, one thing that really bugs me in movies with Germans or Nazi, please do not have them speak English with a weird German-inspired accent. It just discredits the entire movie. They had the Norwegian people speak Norwegian, so why not have a German cast to fill out the roles of the Hydra folk? That was an epic fail, and it really brought down the movie a notch for me.
Another thing that had me puzzled was the level of technology available to the Hydra people. Come on, this was during the 1940s, during World War II, and I am sure if that technology was available, Germany would have won the war – not that I am in any way rooting for Nazis or anything. I am just saying that the level of high-tech gear and stuff that was in the movie was misplaced and seemed too stupid for that era.
The cast in “Captain America” was quite good. I especially liked Chris Evans (playing Captain America/Steve Rogers), he was cut out for that role. Hugo Weaving (playing Johann Schmidt/Red Skull) also did a good job, though he should not be speaking English – there were times where his pronunciations had images of Schwarzenegger flashing through my mind! Tommy Lee Jones (playing Col. Chester Philips) did it good, as always.
I am not one bit familiar with Captain America, though I did read some comics when I was a young boy, but got no recollection of them. So I found this movie to be quite entertaining, as I had no prerequisite hopes or expectations for the movie holding true to the comic book universe.
So if you like a good action movie, where you of course get the American patriotism tossed at you in endless streams, then “Captain America” is a good choice for an evening’s entertainment. I, despite not being American, was thoroughly entertained with the movie, and the small annoying flaws of the movie were quickly drowned out by a captivating story and the cool action.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 4 min (124 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Joe Johnston
Writer Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Joe Simon
Actors Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson
Country United States
Awards 4 wins & 46 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Datasat, SDDS, Dolby Surround 7.1, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1 (post-credits scene), 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa, Panavision Primo Lenses, Arriflex 235, Panavision Primo Lenses, Arriflex 435, Panavision Primo Lenses, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon Lenses, Panavision Genesis HD Camera, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, DeLuxe, London, UK (dailies), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 200T 5217, Vision3 500T 5219), SxS Pro, Video (HD)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), HDCAM SR (1080p/24) (source format), ProRes 4:4:4 (1080p/24) (source format) (underwater scenes), Super 35 (source format) (some scenes)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema (also 3-D version)