Monday, July 25, 2011

mov•ie (moo-vee) | captain america: the first avenger

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.

|Are you a movie buff?  If so, any favorite movies you've seen this summer?|


Elle Sees said...

I have lots of ok, date movies, but nothing I've gone crazy over.

eek said...

Unfortunately my hubs hates most movies, especially summer blockbusters. We typically watch movies at the end of the year - we try to watch most of the Oscar picks.

Good to hear that Horrible Bosses is entertaining. I may have to catch that myself.

Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous said...

I know Hayley Atwell from "The Pillars of the Earth" (Netflix-able) and like her work.

My dude and I recently saw "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" - Werner Herzog's documentary about the Chauvet cave paintings - the oldest known in the world - and it was amazing. Definitely one to watch on the big screen.

LyddieGal said...

I haven't seen any movies this summer. I will never be able to rival the summer that I saw 15...
I do like the superhero movies, and I would definitely like to go see horrible bosses. I adore Jason Bateman.

Chic on the Cheap

path to positive said...

I am such a movie buff! I was also at opening night this past Friday. But I do have to agree with you. I thought the ending wasn't the best. But! I was satisfied with the sneaky preview at the end!

I hope this finds you well.

Mel said...

Ha! My hubs saw this while I was out of town last weekend b.c. I wasn't interested in this one. I sucked it up and went to see Transformers with him. And we both enjoyed Harry Potter. Um, no Green Lantern? But RR is so hot! ;) We're big movie-goers too!

pjandhubby said...

Hubby and I saw this last weekend. I thought it was good, but I agree: Horrible Bosses was hilarious.