Lex Petros: Captain America: First Avenger (2011)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Captain America: First Avenger (2011)

If you had been observant, you would have caught the cameo appearances of the famous shield in the Iron Man and Iron Man 2 movies. They have been dropping hints about 4 years and now it seems the icon will be soon a reality on the silver screen.

Born out of war initiative, Captain America was the centrefold of propaganda against the Nazis. The new movie is scheduled tentatively to be released in July 2011 with Chris Evans as the famous American hero.

A synopsis from on Captain America:-
Based on the Marvel Comics character from World War II. A brave, yet mild-mannered young soldier named Steve Rogers, volunteers to undergo a series of experiments for a US army Super Soldier program. The military succeeds in transforming him into a human weapon, but quickly decide that their Super Soldier is far too expensive a creation to risk in combat. So, they decide to put him to use as an army celebrity and parade him across Europe to boost morale by performing in USO shows for American troops. He is even given a costume that bear the colors of Old Glory for the stage. Then, when a Nazi plot reveals itself Rogers must rise up and and become the First Avenger, in order to save his country. Steve Rogers becomes Captain America and he earns his way into the hearts and souls of every American, bringing hope and justice to a war-weary nation. Later, during a mission to Germany to stop his archenemy, The Red Skull from launching rockets at the allies, Captain America sacrifices himself and winds up frozen in ice for almost six decades! Revived, Steve Rogers now must join forces with new heroes and become an Avenger of the modern age.

If so, the sentinel of liberty's role will befit speculation of the plot in the the new Avengers movie (scheduled for release in 2012) which is more contemporaneous with that of the events during Iron Man 2 and the Incredible Hulk. In Iron Man 2, the not so subtle hints of the inception of the Avengers under the guises of S.H.I.E.L.D headed by Nick Fury seems to lay down more elements for a surprise. What more, we're likely to see Mighty Thor on the silver screen within the next couple of years.

In the wake of remakes, most Marvel fans would only seek justice by the heroes portrayed in the movies. They have a predisposed impression from the comics, so the dangers lie when the directors lose sight of that. So far, the Iron Man franchise have been very successful, but I think a lot of circumspect must be had when laying down a series of remakes of superhero characters in light of the expectations of true fans versus the demanding general audience flocking to the cinemas these days. Two kinds of crowds are hard to please.

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