Name: Captain America: The First Avenger
Running Time (minutes): 124
Description: It is 1942, America has entered World War II and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr Erksine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erksine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany’s head of its secret HYDRA research department, Johann Schmidt aka the Red Skull, Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot. However, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America and his war against Schmidt begins.
Stars: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and Samuel L. Jackson
Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-fi
Not really a fan of these predictable, patriotic movies, but enjoyed it all the same, especially the second half. I found the love story between Carter and Captain America rather forced, but really liked Tommy Lee Jones’ performance and character, not to mention the final scene before the credits.
The score also became much more interesting in the second half and its main theme is quite functional. It’s so good to hear composers switch from major t minor and not just stick to minor all the time. The march during the credits was absolutely fantastic, but the final conversation between Carter and Captain America could have been more.
The Dutch subtitles were way too concise and even contained a few wrong translations.
Also, thank you for giving us yet another audio described track narrated by a man who’s clearly desperately yearning for another job, America. He never mentions his name at the end, so for all I know, it might as well be a computer. If his superiors make him sound bored, they should resign. If he himself just can’t help being apathetic, allow him to look for another job and look for some true patriots to read these things. It’s so irritating to try and become interested in (final) battles when you have to rely on a guy who just doesn’t give a damn.