Paramount Pictures has officially announced the release of its highly successful superhero film “Captain America: The First Avenger” on DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and Digital Copy on October 25, 2011. The releases will contain the special features as listed below:
-Marvel One Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer
-The Avengers animated series trailer.
-Audio Commentary with director Joe Johnston, cinematographer Shelly Johnson and editor Jeffrey Ford.
-Outfitting a Hero
-The Assembly Begins
-Behind the Skull
-Captain America's Origins
Review: Captain America: The First Avenger is the last prime comic book film to come out this year, and the Marvel has surely saved the best for last. It finishes this year’s super heroes films that start with Thor and X-Men: First Class. The film hits all the high points for a super hero movie. It is an origin tale, but it doesn't get stalled in the comic book experience. It’s wonderfully written and character driven. I had my worries when I heard Chris Evans was playing in the lead role, but he is the ideal Captain America or more accurately he is the ideal Steve Rogers.
Captain America: The First Avenger takes place in 1942 during the World War II; a Nazi officer called Johann Schmidt (played by Hugo Weaving) is bent on thieving an antique piece with straps to Norse legends. He is the villain Red Skull, and he requires the limitless power of the Tesseract to assist him rule the world, as Red Skull is getting nearer to his massive success, American Steve Rogers (played by Chris Evans) is determinedly attempts to join the military and fails again and again due to his size and illness. Dr. Abraham Erskine (played by Stanley Tucci) creator of the super soldier serum notices something in Steve and gives him a chance to join the special experimental program, controls by the snippy Colonel Philips (played by Tommy Lee Jones). The experiment goes well and Steve shows his guts and cleverness, and is selected to become the first of many super militants. Unluckily, a person from Red Skull's Hydra organization ruins the project and murders Dr. Erskine, leaving Steve as the only superior soldier in the American military. He is senseless for a moment, requested to dress as "Captain America" to assist sell war bonds. But then he finds out that his childhood buddy Bucky Barnes has been detained by the rival, and it’s up to Steve to save him.
Captain America: The First Avenger Blu-ray Trailer
All the actors played their roles very well here. Particularly, Chris Evan was impressive in his role, leaving from his other super hero based role in the Fantastic Four movies. He is able to hold pure good spirit of the Captain America character, and he succeeds as relatable all through the film. Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter (love interest of Captain America) plays a sturdy willed but yet somewhat susceptible female lead. As usual Hugo Weaving delivers a solid performance here as The Red Skull.
The special effects in the action scenes are absolutely top notch. The last battle between Red Skull and Captain America is probably the most remarkable one.
Overall this is a very fun movie with a great amount of laughs and action. The shooting was done very well giving it that WWII feel. I recommend Captain America: The First Avenger to anyone who likes Super Hero Films.
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