Ok, I’m going to admit defeat. Captain America: The First Avenger is another film I saw ages ago. Eight months ago to be precise, so I’m probably at the point where I’m just going to have to blast through a whole bunch of film reviews just to catch up.
Captain America however is a tricky one. Y’see, I must admit that my mind was elsewhere whilst watching it – meaning my recollection of the finer plot details may leave a little to be desired. Was Captain America the fish finger guy, the dude with the mandolin or the eco-warrior who was intent on ridding the world of CFC’s and pollution? I’m pretty sure it was the latter.
That said, I do remember there being an experiment that turns a previously weedy guy into a total bad ass. Of course there was some obligatory Nazi’s, Hugo Weaving doing his best Jim Carrey / The Mask impression, explosions and more explosions. You know, typical action film fodder. Now I think about it, the save the planet message might have become a little lost towards the end. I don’t remember many fish fingers either.
So whilst it won’t trouble the Academy Awards panel, it was watchable.
Memorable? Mmmm, not so much.