Friday, July 29, 2011

Captain America - The First Avenger

So I just finished watching the new film, "Captain America". I really liked it.

The film, directed by Joe Johnston, and starring Chris Evans, opened last week. It has made more than $100 million so far, and I have no doubt that it will be a huge money maker.

But at the end of the day, its just a fun movie. Lots of action, lots of nazis getting their butts kicked, and the good guys win. What could be better in a summer flick?

There was some controversy months back about whether the character was going to be the traditional Captain America, or were they going to make him someone more palatable to people in other countries. The studio even changed the name of the film in some countries. But rest assured, he's an American hero. All he wants is to serve his country, and stand up to the bullies of the world. Asked by the main villain what makes him so special, he replies, "Nothing. I'm just a kid from Brooklyn."

And that's the essence of the character. He just wants to do the right thing. And that's what makes him a hero.