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Captain America: The First Avenger

Posted on: June 7, 2012

I was bored this morning so I decided to watch Captain America. Truly an awesome movie.

In 1942, Nazi officer Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving) and his men invade Norway and steal this cube thing called the Tesseract that possessed untold powers. They managed to harness the cube’s energies to fuel their weapons.

Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) was a skinny little wimp from Brooklyn, who wanted to enlist in the army but was rejected every time. Let’s face it, the guy was skin and bones. While attending an exhibition of future technologies with his best friend James “Bucky” Barnes (Sebastian Stan), he meets Dr. Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci), a scientist who created a serum that can turn a ordinary man into a “super soldiers” and with his help got Steve to enlist.

Of course it wasn’t a walk through the park. During training Steve is pretty much being bullied by the some of the other recruits, but he doesn’t quit. Colonel Chester Philips (Tommy Lee Jones) is unconvinced by Erskine’s choice. But Dr. Erskine and British agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) saw potential in Steve.

After the treatment Steve is taller and a lot more muscular but Erskine was killed by one of the Schmidt’s spies. Steve chases the guy but before he could get answer the guy kills himself with a cyanide capsule.

I thought it sucked that despite Steve was stronger and faster now, people still didn’t take him seriously. They made him tour the nation in a colorful costume as “Captain America” to promote war bands. Aw dude!

When Steve heard that his friend, Bucky and his unit were captured by Schmidt’s forces, he has Peggy and Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), Tony Stark’s father, fly him behind enemy lines so he can save his friend and the men. He breaks into the fortress of Schmidt’s HYDRA organization. Steve frees everyone and confronts Schmidt himself, who reveals his face to be a mask, removing it to display the red, skull-like face underneath. The Red Skull lives!

 

I love Steve’s story. He wasn’t the strongest guy around but he had a lot of heart and that’s heard to find these days. It was sad that Bucky died though. Those two were like brothers. Also, Steve missing his date with Peggy. Well being frozen for 70 years is a pretty good reason.

I can’t wait for Captain America 2 to come out.

 

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