New To Blu: Captain America

My review from the summer of Marvel's latest: Captain America

Captain America was released to Blu Ray this week.

Iron Man is gonna be pissed when he finds out the Captain America movie just kicked his shiny ass from beginning to end. This is not only a stronger Marvel entry than Iron Man 2, it is possibly the best comic book movie of the year. It is definitely one of the best origin stories ever brought to the screen.  As a fan of X-Men: First Class, I hesitate with that statement, but somehow I find it true.

The graphics in Captain America are stunning but maybe a little too CGI at times. But they're never as annoying as the effects in Green Lantern. They are rendered with taste and never too over bearing. I just would have preferred a little less at times.

Initially, I questioned the choice of Chris Evans. I've concluded he was the perfect casting choice. He plays the character with just enough swagger to pull it off. Hugo Weaving returns to a villainous role as the Hydra leader, Red Skull. While he does a great job as the character, I think they limited his character a bit too much. They could have dedicated more screen time to developing Cap's ultimate evil nemesis and his plan for world domination.

If you're a fan of comic movies like me, you'll have a great time with this one.