For the first time in over a year, my husband and I saw a movie in an actual theater. While my mom was visiting, she offered to watch the baby while hubby and I had a date night. Lucky for us, The Avengers had just been rereleased and we excitedly took a trip to the cinema. This, however, is not about that movie. This review is about Captain America: The First Avenger.
I’ll be honest–Captain America just didn’t appeal to me when it came out. I don’t know if the trailers made it seem boring or if I just hadn’t forgiven Chris Evans for the Fantastic Four movies. Whatever the reason, I didn’t even put the film on my queue (gasp!)…and I put everything on my queue.
Then I saw The Avengers and was quite impressed with the Captain. He stood slightly too straight. His clothes looked fresh off the ironing board. His speech patterns were a bit stiff. In other words, Captain America didn’t quite fit in. There was something about this anachronistic hero that appealed to me (yes, I’m going to assume the performance was intentional as it hearkened back to the 1950s acting style).
A few days later, I found myself on the sofa with my husband watching the Captain America movie. Surprisingly, I think I liked it better than it’s more popular cousin, The Avengers (all the cool kids are in that one). CA reminds me of the Indiana Jones trilogy (in my mind they end at The Last Crusade). The film felt comfortable and I thought it was fun.
What a refreshing change, to be pleasantly surprised by a movie. Captain America is worth checking out–especially since it’s available on watch instantly now.