Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Book Hunter Watches A Movie

Pretty sure I'm in the minority, but Thor sucked ass. How anyone thought otherwise is beyond me. It was as if the writers sat around and pondered how they could possibly screw up a Marvel hero like they have never screwed up a Marvel hero before. Slapped a lengthy, dull, cliched story line together, cast a bunch of pretty people and filmed it just hoping that no one noticed what a crapfest it was. But that's Thor. We're here to discuss Captain America.

Subtitled The First Avenger, the film opens - assumingly in the present, or at the very least, near future - as a team of government officials uncover something they've been searching for 70 years. That said, the film is told as a two hour long flashback. I'll admit when I first heard about the film I was skeptical. Captain America couldn't work in modern day, at least not his origin. Thankfully, the writers of the film saw that, setting him during War World II. Second doubt was the casting of Chris Evans. Really? The guy who played the Human Torch in those next-to-godawful Fantastic Four flicks? Let's not forget he was also in Not Another Teen Movie. Are you certain that this guy is the person who's supposed embodied the American spirit? However, his acting was phenomenal. 

There isn't a single thing I could point out that annoyed me about the movie. If anything, it's given me hope - which is something I didn't have with Thor - for next summer's Avengers movie. It balances the right amount of action and tension with passion and romance, splashed with the right amount of humor - sort of like those Iron Man movies.

Captain America is out on DVD, 2-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy, 3-Disc Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD Combo + Digital Copy, and Amazon Instant Video October 25th. Pre-order now and until next time, keep on huntin'.

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