It has been a glorious Saturday for me and what better to do on a Saturday morning than watch a good movie? I filed through Hulu, trying to find a film that I like, to a certain degree, but haven’t watched very often and I stopped on Captain America: The First Avenger. The last time I watched the film I enjoyed the first half but I kind of went blank on the second half of the movie. It seemed rushed, poorly edited, and a little bit corny, if I was being honest. But, for the most part, it is a Marvel movie (I love Marvel films) so I decided to give it a try today. I’m so glad I did.
Even though I’ve seen the movie before the last time I watched it was a long time ago so I forgot so much. This time I was able to fully concentrate on the film and it was kind of fascinating seeing all of the references that the later Marvel movies took from this one film. Like Captain America’s suit in The Avengers for example.
I never understood why Marvel would give him such a horrendous suit in The Avengers when his classic suit was clearly so much better. Today I just figured out the story behind the ultra tight Captain America outfit.
When Steve Rogers first became “Captain America” he was presented as a figure in advertisement to make people want to join the army and his suit was a super tight suit. When Agent Coulson told Steve that his new suit was fashioned off of the original design now I get it and I have to admit, that’s pretty cool.
His suit in The Avengers is still the wackest rendition of the iconic outfit but at least now I understand why it looks the way it does.
I also loved seeing Captain America in his element with his Commando buddies.
He was (and still is, of course) such a hero. Seeing him with his own group of awesome soldier buddies was kind of really, really cool. That was an element I completely missed the last time I watched the movie but was able to enjoy this time around.
I wonder what happened to the Commandos after Steve “died”. I hope at least a few of them led happy lives. *shrug*
And, I have to admit, I got a bit emotional when Peggy and Captain America talked for the last time in the movie as he was preparing to crash in the ice. Knowing what happens and all of that happiness they lost together is just, well…sad.
The fact that the next time he saw her was when she was practically on her deathbed is just heartbreaking. But at least they were able to see each other again. *sniffle*
My Conclusion of the Film
After truly watching it I have found a serious appreciation for this movie and even though it isn’t as good as its sequel buddies it’s still a fine film.
I’ll give 87 out of a 100 and 4 out of 5 stars. Marvel has gotten better but it still was a blast watching the beginning of Steve’s fascinating journey.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.