Pete and Brigette Review Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain-America-The-First-Avenger-Final-Poster

Describe it in 25 words or less.

Pete: Steve Rogers, after numerous failed attempts, is accepted into the military but only as a guinea pig for an experiment that turns into Captain America.

Brigette: A very patriotic but unfit man undergoes an experiment that gives him superhuman strength so that he can help the U.S. win WWII.

Any particular reason for choosing this film?

Pete & Brigette: We are huge comic book film adaptation fans.

What did you think of the poster and/or credit art?

Brigette: I loved the end credits. Check them out here.

Genre:

Pete: Sci-Fi/Adventure

Brigette: Comic Book Adaptation

Who was your favorite character and why?

Pete: Colonel Phillips because of his underlying charm.

Brigette: Dr. Erskine because he was a man of science but also had compassion.

Who was your least favorite character and why?

Pete: Red Skull because he just freaked me out.

Brigette: Dr. Zola because he was a man of science without convictions.

How was the casting?

Pete: It was much better than I expected with Tommy Lee Jones and Hugo Weaving being the stand outs for me. I thought everyone did an excellent job.

Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?

Pete: It grabbed me immediately and kept me entertained throughout, more so than I had anticipated.

Brigette: It was immediately entertaining and maintained momentum throughout.

Favorite quote:

Pete:
Dr. Zola: “What is this?”
Colonel Phillips: “Steak.”
Dr. Zola: “What is in it?”
Colonel Phillips: “Cow.”

Brigette: “A strong man who has known power all his life may lose respect for that power. But a weak man knows the value of strength and know compassion.” – Dr. Erskine

How was the soundtrack?

Brigette: The Alan Silvestri score was well done. Listen to it here on YouTube here. You can find most of the other songs in the film at Grooveshark.

How was the ending?

Pete: Enjoyable in the fact that it was not entirely predictable.

Brigette: A complete set-up for The Avengers.

What was the moral of the story?

Pete: Don’t let power corrupt you.

Brigette: Stand by your convictions.

Who would you recommend it to?

Pete: Anyone who enjoys action films or Marvel comics.

Brigette: People who enjoy seeing their comic books on the big screen.

Beer Pairing: (Pete’s specialty) Pittsburgh Brewing Company’s AMERICAN Lager

Won’t Eat Their Cereal Opportunity: Captain America Won’t Eat His Cereal

Artwork:

captain america artwork
(source)

Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
Future Fair

Captain America archi -future expo

When was the last time you had to stand up for what you believe in?

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