The woman is gorgeous.
But as always Tommy Lee Jones steals whatever movie he’s in while he’s on-screen. The man is awesome.
My biggest problem with the film is the scale of Steve Rogers when he’s scrawny. His height fluctuates more than the Hobbits in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Get some stand-ins people! These height changes are off-putting. But other than that it’s perfect.
However the movie is obviously just the necessary precursor to what Marvel is thinking will be their biggest money-maker of all time, The Avengers.
The origin story requires its own stand alone film but it makes it possible for the second movie to be wall to wall action. Spider Man 2, Superman 2, The Empire Strikes Back, The Dark Knight, The Hulk, etc. Captain America: The First Avenger is just what the title suggests; it’s the first Avengers movie.
After the feature (on the DVD & Blu-Ray discs) there is a teaser for The Avengers that made me have to go change my pants (Everyone has seen it by now I’m sure) and it clarifies the reason for this movie and Thor for that matter. And I can’t wait. With Joss Whedon directing The Avengers, I’m expecting big things. I have been a huge fan of Joss Whedon‘s writing and of his TV shows since Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I sure hope he is up to the challenge of making something as large and spectacular as this. And I also hope he finds a way to make a true ensemble action film. Something like The Seven Samurai or The Dirty Dozen. Something like Oceans 11 or other similar all-star cast heist movies. I hope it lives up to the hype. But at this point how could it.