As much as I love being social, the anti-social part of me would totally be content if it only consisted of going to the movies. Going to the movies (not just watching them after they've been released on DVD) is one of the main things Matt and I have in common. For people who know us as a married couple, they know that we're polar opposites, but I'm glad that enjoying the movie experience is something we both are pretty passionate about.
On Saturday I spent the morning with Rachel of The Style Social / The Style Cooperative (more to come on that) and later that night Matt and I saw Captain America: The First Avenger. Although I was never one that loved reading comics growing up, I have a soft spot for those that have been turned into movies. Although there are some that I opt to not watch (ie: Green Latern), I will totally geek out to most of them.
Aside from only knowing of the Captain America character, I was never really familiar with his background. All I knew was that he didn't have special powers like Superman or Spiderman have. Captain America's (aka: Steve Rogers) story wasn't what I assumed it would be, but it was definitely predictable. The storyline itself was good and definitely delivered a very comic book ending with a few surprises, but part of what made the movie great was the cast...particularly Tommy Lee Jones. Having already played a comic book character once before as Two Face in Batman (pre-Christian Bale), he definitely comes with some experience and his one off lines really made me laugh out loud. Something I wasn't expecting out of the movie.
Overall the movie was entertaining. Was it the best movie I've seen this month? Absolutely not - I would quickly nominate Horrible Bosses for that one, but it was worth seeing in the theater. Honestly, the highlights of the movie were seeing Chris Evans without a shirt on, being introduced to Hayley Atwell, Tommy Lee Jones' humor and seeing the Spiderman preview. If you've exhausted most of the other movie options and are looking for a reason to sit in air condition I think this is a good candidate. Otherwise, see some of the other summer blockbusters first and table this one for a matinee.
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