So, I went to see Captain America on opening day. I liked the fact that the origins were close to the comics. They left room for the Winter Soldier and in my opinion the Red Skull to return in later movies. They really down played the nazis and made hydra a spinter science unit. The CGI was good and action was alittle light at the begining but picked up.Now it is time to tell you if I liked the movie I had been waiting years to see. Was the movie up to the hype?
I would say yes and no.
Yes, because it was a good movie with a good story and good acting. The costume upgrading as the movie progressed was a treat.
No, because it was slow at the beginning and they didn't make you really hate the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving was great). They needed to develope the Red Skull more. They made him the head villain but you didn't get much feel for him. They also cut through alot of the war scenes to give more time at the beginning of the movie to Capt.'s development.
In closing I say watch it twice because this was a great opening movie for the franchise for both Capt. America and Avengers. Let me know what you think.