Captain America was probably the best of the comic movies so far. More then a comic movie it touched on some of the modern themes but kept true to the Captain America’s roots. This was one of those rare times that you do not have to be a comic book junky to enjoy a film. I say this because this critique is not only based on my reaction to the film but those that were in the drive in movie theater with us. One of the advantages of being in such an atmosphere you can gage the reactions of the people better because on a good night everyone is out of their cars and in full view just sitting in lounge chairs. In this case those in the theater reacted with overwhelming applause at the conclusion to the film , laughed when the comedic lite touches were applied to the film and clenched in anticipation when the action was in full swing. The movie was smart with one exception. And that was when Mr Stark (Tony Starks dad ) was at the NY world fair which happen to be at the time of WW II. The NY Worlds fair picture here happen to be the 1964 fairs set up which is located in Queens by Citi Feild and the one prior to that was in 1939. A small non relavant but historically wrong feature. But something that was I guess important to the plot.
The running theme of the movie was an inspiring one that with the right determination, courage and goodness of heart you can achieve many things even the imposible . As in this case when a young skinny and small Steve Rogers never say die attitude wins him a chance to take part of the super soldier program. Chris Evens played Captain America better then any of the actors that had attempted in the past. Then again most of those films were campy and dated.Tommy Lee Jones brought his dry humor and acting brilliance to help balance out the films tone .
One of the highlights of the film for my was at the very end after the credits rolled. You got a taste of the Avenger movie when the audience was treated to a teaser trailer of the film . The trailer featured Nick Fury , Thor , Captain America, Iron Man , and glimpses of what I am guessing was Hawkeye and the Bruce Banner . I say that because the trailer concentrated on the more recognizable characters front eh previous marvel film for example it had Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man / Tony Stark) patting Chris Hemsworth (Thor) on the shoulder and commenting what nice swing he had there.
All in all good family movie. The girls would like it the kids and guys will love it. And best of all it kept with the Marvel tradition of the character. I think what I liked best about it was that it was not over the top like Transformers was . It was just right.