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They story is mainly the mainline continuity but the look is more ultimate.
Thanks. I was considering digging out my Captain America comics to refresh my memory. I guess I can just borrow the Ultimates from a friend of mine instead.

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Watched it this morning, and I must say I am genuinely impressed with Marvel studios. I've been excited but sceptical going into Iron man, Thor and Cap'n America, and every time i've come out very happy.

As with the proceeding two films, I thought the romance angle was a little weak, but once again they have managed to craft a leading man who can carry the film on his back from start to finish.

The feel of the film is great too, insanely retro and comic book black and white, yet it seems totally sincere.

Now i guess we sit back and wait for avengers. I'm very excited, but sceptical......


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Well I managed to get to see it yesturday and i have to say its a very enjoyable film that was defiantely worth my money to go and see. Overall, I'd say it was better then Thor, but not quite as good as X-men... I'm glad I saw the 2D version though, as when I came out from the scene people who'd been seeing the 3D version in another one said that the 3D had been horrible. Not surprising for a movie that was only converted into 3D after production at the demand of the studio rather then by the directors choice... So Tip, save your money, go see the 2D one!

Onto the actual movie. I think they handled the origin part of the film quite well, and the CGI to make Evans look like a wimp was extremely well done. Weaving as Red Skull was very convincing, even if the accent was a bit dogey.. that aside though everyones roles were very well cast.

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One more thing... am I the only one who didn't like the after credits sequence? I think it was a bad choice to go with a teaser trailer rather then the usual teaser scene.

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Saw this Friday night/Saturday morning.

I was pleasantly surprised at how this movie put the elements of the Capt. America comic book together. The first half with his origin were solid, I have no complains or criticisms there. It looked like the 1940s. I also love how the costume's creation played out.

The movie took its time to set up the scenes and to develop the personalities and motivations of Steve Rogers and others. The pacing of those scenes did not leaving feeling as if it could have moved faster.

The CGI was pretty good. One of my friends said that the proportions were off in a couple of scenes, but I didn't notice it.

The second half, however, did seem like scenes, or parts of scenes (like the lead up to) were missing. This would be my major criticism. Something would be mentioned in one scene and in the following scene, the action or event would be done or in progress. And it happened quite a bit.

The action sequences however, could not be faulted. I mean, wow, they showed off the athleticism and power a super-soldier should have. The one thing I wish that Capt. America could have done is
This is only a minor peeve.

As to the framing sequences that bracket the film. I understand the need for the final sequence, but felt that the dialogue was weak and that the resolutions of some of the plot lines were not handled as well as they could have been.

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One more thing... am I the only one who didn't like the after credits sequence? I think it was a bad choice to go with a teaser trailer rather then the usual teaser scene.
Totally agree with you, on most of your points, but especially this one.

The framing scene at the end was very sloppy and jarring, and I was waiting with baited breath through the credits for the extension to this scene that would make it all better. Instead I got a trailer

At any other point I would have loved that trailer, but after the film it was a let down.

I Agree that they should have closed the movie off differently, and then used the current ending after the credits. You could argue that putting it after the credits would make some people miss it, but the people who care about the avengers build up already know there's going to be a post-credits sequence.

I watched it with 80ish people on opening day, and only 3 walked out when the credits rolled.


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