Whenever I go to a superhero film, beyond my comic book fan sensibility of wanting to see fidelity to the source material, I always want to be invested in the main character. Not just in their heroic abilities, but also in their personalities, their perceptions of the world, and their morality. Marvel Studios had given me very few opportunities to have that kind of belief. Like… Continue reading A Fan's Take on Captain America: Finally, an Avenger to Believe In
Review in a Hurry: One of Marvel Comics’ oldest heroes receives the big-screen treatment in a WWII period… Continue reading Movie Review: Captain America May Be Ripped, but His Movie's Still a 98-Pound Weakling
It doesn’t bode well for Chris Evans’ star power when you mention his name in conversation and the most popular response is: “Yeah, he was really good in ‘Star Trek.’”
No, we’re talking about Chris Evans, not his pseudo-doppelganger Chris Pine (who, to be fair, does share the same first name). Evans has been in the acting game for a while, yet he somehow hasn’t managed to really take ownership of… Continue reading Will 'Captain America' Make Chris Evans a Household Name?
Between fallen gods, mutant militias and neon-green fighter pilots, we’ve had our fair share of bona fide weirdos in skin-tight Spandex to contend with at the theater recently. But after all the highlights and disappointments, the superhero summer of 2011 comes to a close with Betsy Ross’s biggest fan in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger.’ After 500 different poster variations and enough patriotic hype to make us want to bring… Continue reading 'Captain America: The First Avenger' Review: Comic Book Awesomeness Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue