I went to the first public showing of Captain America: The First Avenger and got home just a bit ago. Had to stop off for some food on the way back!
The showing was at 12:01 just past the stroke of midnight. I was tired yesterday, possibly because of the heat wave, and I fell asleep for a nap. It was a long nap though. I awoke suddenly at 11:10 PM, yikes! I rushed out the door and caught the train and and made it in time, phew! I already had my advance ticket right by the door so I wouldn’t forget it.
When I arrived at the theater, I got my 3D glasses and sat in the front row and enjoyed the coming attractions which were also in 3D. One movie preview used the song “My Body is a Cage” which gave me a chuckle since I used that song in a Strike Back fan video.
Some promo pictures:
Captain America: The First Avenger: My Impressions
I don’t think there are any major spoilers but if you are worried, then please don’t read any further. 🙂
This movie was a lot of fun. A bit short on character development but it’s a comic book movie so it was acceptable. Chris Evans was perfect for the role of Steve Rogers, the skinny kid from Brooklyn who is turned into a mortal superhero. I loved a few of the New York references which others might not get, but the audience in the Manhattan theater was appreciative. However, I might’ve been the only one who laughed when a British character said “mind the gap” in a throwaway line.
I saw it in 3D and while it was worth it, the effect wore off after a few minutes except during the explosion scenes. Luckily, there were quite a few explosion scenes! The production values were very high…they didn’t skimp or cut corners, that’s for sure. My only complaint about the quality was that sometimes the foreground layer was a bit grainy. Maybe that was only noticeable from the front row!
Richard Armitage was fantastic in his all-too-short role as Heinz Kruger. His American accent was much better than in one of the poems in the BBC3 radio broadcast of Words and Music which you can download at RichardArmitageNet.Com. He created a new look…a sneer I’d not seen before! 😉
Other standout performances were Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci who finally got to play a good guy, and Hugo Weaving as The Red Skull. They played their roles straight but it was overall a lot of fun. Still, there was a high body count.
As a side note, be sure to sit past the closing credits!
A few pictures:
Have you seen the movie yet? Are you going to do so? Please share your thoughts, but no major spoilers please!