I must say that I enjoyed CAPTAIN AMERICA quite a lot. The first half of the film in particular stands out. I found it atmospheric, and interesting. Considering it’s another bloody origin movie, that’s not a bad achievement at all!
The second half, however, is all over the place. It almost felt as if part way through, everyone suddenly remembered that this is ‘a superhero film’ and so everything was thrown at the screen. The finale isn’t particularly memorable, and is more of a prelude to THE AVENGERS than perhaps our hero deserved.
With THE AVENGERS in mind, there are a few interesting nods to the greater Marvel universe, and they all work well.
Flawed, but enjoyable. However, if you’re choosing between this and SUPER 8 this weekend, pick the latter.