J&J Movie Review – Captain America

Captain America

Captain America

Joe O'Donnell, Jr.

Joe O'Donnell, Jr.

Joseph O'Donnell

The Arts and Entertainment Magazine’s movie reviewers, J&J, decided to take in one more movie to review for our readers. With the heat index soaring around 117 degrees, the air conditioning in a movie theater is just what the doctor ordered. So we packed off to the Rave Motion Picture Theater in nearby Centreville, Virginia, to take in a flick. In this case it was the new movie, Captain America. Yes….the weather was hot, but the film was not.

The movie’s theme circulates around the Marvel Comic hero, Captain America. The main character, Steve Rogers played by Chris Evans, is a young man who wants to be drafted into the military, but is rejected due to poor health and not being able to meet Army standards. A scientist, named Dr. Abraham Erskine, played by Stanley Tucci, takes a liking to him because of his high morals, and brings him on board a top secret military project. There he is transformed into a ‘super-soldier’ by a ‘Super Soldier Serum’.

After saving his best friend, he meets his archrival, the Red Skull, played by Hugo Weaving. Tommy Lee Jones and Havley Atwell portray characters who are also key in Captain America’s development. Captain America’s plan is to thwart the evil schemes designed by Red Skull.

The movie phrases and lines are as outdated as those in the original comic book to the point that it is annoying. The cinematic effects were good, but it could not save the film. The director, Joe Johnston, who’s smash hits ‘The Wolfman’ and ‘October Sky’, took a nose dive on this one. The best we could give this production is a one-time rental.

J&J