Captain America: The First Avenger: Film Review - The Hollywood Reporter
Captain America delivers comic book action that should satisfy Captain America’s fans, old and new, while Chris Evans’ no-nonsense yet engaging portrayal of a man who doesn’t know how to back away from a fight may cause young women to swoon and young men to join a gym. Yet the film will leave others wondering -- especially following the film’s long gestation and marketing buildup -- “Is this all there is?”
For in terms of even recent films, Captain America lacks the deft touch, appealing character interaction and sophisticated storytelling skills of Marvel Comics’ X-Men: First Class. And let’s not even bother to compare this to Christopher Nolan’s Batman series.
James Robinson's 'The Shade' Leads DC's Edge/Dark Titles for October - ComicsAlliance | Comic book culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews
The cover for Deathstroke #2.
I bet JD is going to be all over this.
Powers Finds Its Triphammer - ComingSoon.net
Good choice.Best known for his role as the Man in Black on "LOST", Titus Welliver's "Powers" character is that of Harley Cohen, a wealthy inventor who, himself, fights crime in a mechanical suit under the Triphammer identity. Likely to be a recurring character, Triphammer has close personal ties to the mysterious past of Walker and Retro Girl.
‘Captain America’ keeps the summer sizzling
Whatever the case, I count this as the best Marvel film since “Iron Man,” and perhaps better. It conjures the most endearing character of the build thus far, a well-defined leader who will certainly leave audiences ready to follow him into Marvel’s next ambitious project.
Review: Captain America (1 Spoiler Section, well marked) « Movie City News
I guess where I am is that I really enjoyed most of Captain America and i was profoundly frustrated by the last 15 minutes or so. A great ending can save a mediocre movie and a bad ending can sink a pretty good movie. For me, this was a bit more than a pretty good movie and if it had ended as it seemed to be intended to, it might have been on par with the better Hellboy, Spider-Man, Superman, and Batman movies, creating a universe of its own, bigger than the details you walked into the theater anticipating.
For me, that misstep is more frustrating than outright mediocrity.
At the same time, I will be happy to sit through a 2D screening of this movie again… soon.
If you’re a movie lover, you pretty much need to go see this film. And you might pray, as I do, that a version without the Avengers product placement (or with it after credits, where it belongs) turns up on Blu-ray someday.