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Captain America: The First Avenger

Connor Macgregor Reviews...Captain America: The First Avenger

INTRO: With Infinity War not long coming, I felt that I should cover as many Marvel films left on the list, and give you a good idea of where all the Marvel Cinematic Universe films rank in my head. Now, its time for Captain America's turn in the spotlight.

SUMMARY: It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr. Erskine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erskine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany's secret HYDRA research department (headed by Johann Schmidt, a.k.a. the Red Skull), Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot; however, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America, and his war against Schmidt begins.

THE GOOD: Visually, the film is lovely to look at. I love the Atompunk style that they set up with the 40s, and really gives you the feeling that you are actually in that period. The performances are also good too, especially from the likes of Chris Evans & Hayley Atwell.

THE BAD: There are times where the dialogue is slightly "off" for me. I don't think it quite gels as well as other MCU films, and it lacks any larger than life characters to really give the film that extra juice and excitement. The action sequences save the film, but the dialogue here just isn't as strong.

OVERALL: Despite not being a Captain America fan, I did enjoy the film none the less. While not perfect, the war setting and origin story is entertaining to engage in. Its a film that sets up a true Comic Book legend for films to come.

RATING: 81% - A-