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Movie Review: Captain America

I'll be honest: I was really let down by this one, and apparently I'm the only one to feel this way, and I'm confused.



I was so pumped to see it, and yet I was completely unmoved. I don't know why, either: performances ranged from adequate (Bucky) to great (Tommy Lee Jones, I love you so). I was impressed that Chris Evans showed NOTHING of Johnny Storm or any of his other characters to date. But...I was unconvinced a lot of the time. I didn't really get the "deep friendship" with Bucky, though I did think, in reference to XMFC "hey, this is what actual hetero friendship is like" but I also didn't care when he died either, which is a shame. I cared watching cartoon!Bucky die, so shouldn't I feel more so for a genuine actor? Likewise at the end when Steve and Peggy are saying their tearful goodbyes, I didn't care either. I felt like I should be crying and I wasn't.



Okay, now let me list all the things I DID like:

*The throwbacks to Thor, from Yggdrasil to the Warriors Three (hai guyz! I did NOT expect to see you here!).
*The Synthetic Man (that's oldschool!Human Torch to you!).
*Howard Stark. OMFG, can we just keep him? Please? Tell me he got frozen too and he's going to go on mad partying binges with Tony?
*Again with Tommy Lee Jones!
*The "Star-Spangled Man" propaganda tune was written by Disney man Alan Mencken, most famous for The Little Mermaid et al.

So yeah, there's that then. Right, who's up for Cowboys and Aliens this weekend?

Comments

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avictoriangirl
Jul. 27th, 2011 12:31 pm (UTC)
You are not alone! I enjoyed the movie well enough, but it left me feeling kinda flat. :| I LOL at your hetero friendship remark, BECAUSE I THOUGHT THE SAME THING. XD Also? Tommy Lee Jones and Howard Stark FTW! :D

OMG I can't wait to see Cowboys and Aliens! *bounces*
caitri
Jul. 27th, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
OMG I'M SO GLAD YOU THINK LIKE I DO!!!!!! *cling*

I've actually been feeling weirdly GUILTY since seeing it last night, because I know I was supposed to like it, I know there were places to laugh and cry, and I didn't!! :/
avictoriangirl
Jul. 27th, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
OMG I felt bad for not loving it too! *clings back* When I came out of the theatre I was thinking, 'Ok, WHY IN THE HELL did some one else on my flist think this was better than X-Men?' Cause I'm sorry, but I just didn't feel it. Nope. Nada. Nothing. IMO X-men was waaaaay better. Broke-back mutants win every single time. ;) ♥
tn_tiger
Jul. 27th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
I haven't got to see this yet; but just from the trailer, it looks like they picked a *really* good Howard Stark! I enjoy the resemblance; but then, I have an unreasonable love for Tony anyway.
caitri
Jul. 27th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
He had the personality down too! I can't wait to see what you think!
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