Director Joe Johnston, Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and every single person who touched this thing probably right down to the caterer have produced what I feel is the greatest Marvel Comic Book movie ever made.
Did they change the source material? A bit. You won’t care. Is some of it hokey? It’s a comic book folks; this ain’t Macbeth. What it is is FUN. All kinds of Hydra fighting, Nazi hating, super soldier shield tossing American pride filled FUN. Two hours of it and I can’t think of a wasted frame. It’s a TIGHT two hours that make you wish you were Steve Rogers – a kid from Brooklyn who just wants to do his part for his country – and do it well.
I don’t think I’ve seen a movie 2x in a theater since Tim Burton’s Batman – I’ll be paying cash money to see this one again. In Imax 2D if I can find it. (No reason to see this in 3D folks – sorry.)
I was so hyped up for this one that I was sure it would be disappointing . . . there was no way it could live up to the build up it was getting in my subconscious. I am absolutely thrilled to report that my hopes were exceeded.
Stay after the credits for a peek at The Avengers and wish Joss Whedon good luck and God speed because to top this he’s going to need it.