I thought the first half of Captain America was fantastic, and I was particularly pleased at the fact that Chris Evans played Steve as the same person both before and after taking the serum. He did not instantly become smooth, suave, or a leader; this was the same plucky guy who was used to being overlooked because he was scrawny and it took him some time to change his view of himself.
Once he really leaped into action as Captain America, the movie lost some speed for me, esp. with that poorly shot and edited action montage that was way too heavy on tacky CGI. That part wasn't terrible by any means, but was no match for the first part.
Overall, I was more than satisfied and I am a big fan of the characters who aren't "edgy" - enough with the faux-darkness. It's OK to just be a decent, square-jawed hero who doesn't think the world is a horrible place!
Loc: The Royal County
Saw it once on a rental.
I didn't think it sucked, it was just very average. I went away not wanting to see it again. Didn't like the Red Skull, it was never going to look good IMO. I really hated the scenes where he has a background of women dancers and is doing the propaganda war speeches, YAWN.
Leaving TDKR and The Avengers, there were alot of scenes to talk about and look forward to on another showing. After Cap America I just felt, nah. Its on the same level as IM2, don't remember much about it, nothing really to remember about it.
Iron Man & Thor are still the best solo efforts IMO.
Jamie Hughes: "I'm just a normal guy in an impossible situation."
No Jamie, you were one of a kind and you will be missed my friend. RIP.