Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is a scrawny kid who just wants to follow in his parents footsteps and give his life for his country. The only problem is that he has every illness that preempts him from serving. When his friend Bucky (Sebastian Stan) gets recruited Steve starts feeling pretty low, that is until he meets Dr. Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci). Erskine and a young Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) choose Steve for a top secret research project that turns Steve into Captain America. Steve is now stronger, faster, and better unfortunately Johann Schmidt aka Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) sends an operative that kills Dr. Erskine. With Erskine dead no one knows what to do with Captain America. A slick politician uses him to sell war bonds but when Steve performs for Bucky’s platoon he realizes he could be doing more. When he finds out Bucky has been taken hostage by Red Skull he decides to go after him. With the help of Stark and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) he drops in on Red Skull and performs a one man rescue mission. After getting out safely Captain America commits his life to stopping Red Skull and Hydra. He destorys most of Red Skulls plans. After the heartbreaking loss of Bucky Captain America is out for full on revenge. He faces off with Red Skull, “kills him”, but in the process must sacrafice himself. He wakes up in current times with Nick Fury trying to catch him up to his current situation.
Sunshine’s Thoughts: I really enjoyed Captain America. It was not on the level of the first Iron Man, but it was still damn entertaining. The main problem with Captain America is that this movie is clearly set up to introduce people unfamiliar with Steve Rogers to his story before he shows up in The Avengers. Now there is nothing wrong with this, but the movie tends to be detail heavy and light on action. It is also disappointingly light on shirtless scenes, in fact the only scene we get is Steve Rogers post transformation which we have all seen in previews! But really if that is the biggest drawback to a hero movie then all is not lost. The effects were impressive, the fight scenes were pulse pounding and thrilling, and Red Skull was as creepy and evil as ever. Hugo Weaving and Chris Evans really embraced their roles and came across just as I remember my bad guy and hero from when I was younger. Check out Captain America (skip 3D-its not worth it) a good time will be had by all. I give Captain American 4 out of 5 vibranium shields.