This guy's clearly an unabashed (but appreciative and articulate) fanboy. . . but I'll tell you, it does really pump me up to see this film. I was interested, sure, but now I'm excited and very much looking forward to it.
I recently saw the first CA movie and I thought it was decent. My memory is simply terrible: I fail to remember what was your impression about it, hb.
Hoo-boy, that was a couple of years ago. . . I haven't turned over the mulch-pile that my brain has become in quite some time, this could be tricky, Bong!
Nah, I thought it was a pretty darned decent movie, too. Certainly more cohesive and better written (and directed, for that matter) than the first Thor film (Kenneth Branaugh. . .dude. . . where were you, exactly??). Chris Evans truly surpassed my expectations, and that did a lot of the work putting the film over for me. It was darned formulaic and predictable. . . but it's awfully hard for any superhero movie- heck, any [i}action movie[/i]- to avoid that trap. Especially in an origin tale. Supporting cast was solid enough; villain seriously lacked depth-- but that's in innate issue with the Red Skull. The drastic change in Steve's backstory was a little off-putting right at the outset. . . except that it still worked just fine, and had the benefit of giving us a slightly more worldly-wise Steve to cheer for. The farm boy from Kansas was going to give us a character a little too painfully close to Clark Kent or perhaps Gomer Pyle in terms of sophistication, and that would have been off-putting on the big screen. Also--- d'oh-- SpouseBelly's just turned off her light. . . have to sign off so's not to keep her poor hard-workin' little self awake--!