Captain America; Let me start by saying, Captain America was my Favorite Super Hero growing up… Him, and The Flash. So when The “Captain America: First Avenger” came out a few years ago (There’s A Review Of That One On This Site Somewhere As Well), I was really looking forward to it. Especially since I really like the Actor who played (Plays) him, Chris Evans. That said, I wasn’t all that thrilled with that movie. Many liked it, but for some reason it didn’t hit home with me. However, I did like the way Captain America was later portrayed in “The Avengers”.
Directing; At the beginning, I felt that the Directing was a bit dry… But then it picked up, and I thought they did a good job. The hand to hand fight scenes are particularly good.
Captain America (Chris Evans); Like I mentioned above, I really like Chris Evans. I originally saw him in The Fantastic Four prior to becoming Captain America, as The Human Torch. He was good in that as well. In this third portrayal of Captain America/Steve Rodgers, Chris continued to grow, as did the Captain America character. The Character is finally starting to resemble the way I had always pictured him, not just a ‘Super Patriot’, but an interesting man who loves his country.
Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson); Strangely, out of all of the characters in “The Avengers”, Black Widow ended up being my favorite. Well, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man was, basically, an already established great character from the Iron Man Films… But still, Black Widow was great. And this isn’t because Scarlett is pretty. I’ve always thought she could act, ever since I first saw her in “The Horse Whisperer”. That said, initially I didn’t like how they Directed her in this film. But she kept getting better and better, and by the end started to more resemble the way she portrayed the role in “The Avengers”.
The Falcon (Anthony Mackie); I was shocked, and surprised to see they had brought the character ‘The Falcon’ to life. I had no idea that he would be in this Film. That said, this is a great character. And though The Falcon was in the earlier days of the Captain America Comic Book, prior to when I used to read it, I’ve always like The Falcon Character, and the Actor they chose to play him, is Great. I originally came to like this Actor in “The Adjustment Bureau”… Which by the way, if you haven’t seen, see it. He is the best part in that Film… That and the Directing and Music.
The Rest Of The Cast; The rest of the cast is good, especially Robert Redford and Samual Jackson, who in my opinion, are always good. Ironically Robert Redford is the one who Discovered Scarlett Johansson as a young Actress, and put her in his Film “The Horse Whisperer”… So I thought it was interesting that they had an opportunity to act together again.
The Review; Like I mentioned above, this is more than an Action Movie. There is a bit of mystery involved, and for Captain America, Character Development. Which is good, because he’ll be back in the Second Avengers Film soon. I liked the Characters in this Film, and the Pacing. But I especially liked the further evolving of Captain America. He was a Really Great Character in this Film. So was The Falcon. Oh, and The Winter Soldier Character, like I say, was really good.
I’d say this was a 3.25-3.5 out of 5. If you like Captain America, I think you’ll like this Film.