Now Playing on Hark: Captain America – The First Avenger (2011)

Posted by Barry | Monday, November 21st 2011

‘Captain America – The First Avenger’ (2011)

Superhero films vary in quality greatly, sometimes bordering on the “Why was this even made?” line of thought.  Lately, now that Marvel Entertainment is producing its own properties into films, the quality has progressed into much higher quality caliber of films.  One of the more positive outcomes of recent superhero films is that of Steve Rogers AKA Captain America courtesy of director Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park III, The Rocketeer).

Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wants nothing more than to serve his country, even though he is repeatedly turned down for service due to his physical stature.  When the opportunity presents itself for him to become a volunteer for the secret U.S. Army “Project Rebirth” program, he takes the chance of a lifetime courtesy of visionary arms manufacturer Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) and Dr. Erskine (Stanley Tucci).  Rogers is instantly transformed into a Super Soldier, a complete & total body transformation that enables him to become all that he can be, in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He becomes Captain America.

The Nazis have a secret research department, HYDRA, headed by the sinister Johann Schmidt AKA Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) at their disposal and the goal is total global domination.  Under orders from Col. Chester Phillips (Tommy Lee JonesCaptain America leads a team behind enemy lines to rescue his captured brothers-in-arms, then proceeds to face-off with Red Skull and save the world.

Check out our newly created ‘Captain America – The First Avenger’ Sound Quotes page to experience an origins story that will hopefully set the tone for the upcoming ‘The Avengers’ film coming in 2012.  And, yes, we have some Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) sound quotes for you, too.

Pop Quiz, Hotshot:  Chris Evans has been in 3 Marvel Comics film adaptations, he was The Human Torch in the 2 ‘Fantastic Four‘ films in addition to ‘Captain America’.  Also, Evans refused to take the role 3 times until director Joe Johnston personally convinced him to take it on.


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