Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger: A Good One #142

Captain America: The First Avenger is a well done comic book movie. For all you snobby movie critics who give comic book movies a hard time, remember this: It's 64 pages in color for a dime. It's a guy with his underwear on the outside, a little biff-bang-pow, and maybe a car. That's it. It's not Renoir, Fellini, or Bergman so settle down. Like the comics that are published every month, sometimes you get a good one and sometimes you get a bad one. The Dark Knight is an anomaly, and then again, so is Catwoman.

You have to give Marvel Comics props for pushing the movies out. Sure, you get a few duds, but they are unafraid to give it a go. This is the complete opposite of DC Comics who allow properties to sit on the shelf, and then they roundtable it to death and fiddle with the concept and come up with fail. How could they have ever ok'd Catwoman? Did they read the script? Did they watch the rushes? They seemingly have had no confidence in the property or the brand to have that film released. Meanwhile, Marvel gets The Avengers filmed, and Justice League remains in development. I'm going to let you in on a secret DC Comics...are you ready? It's a mind-blowing concept...put the suit on the screen. Then, step back and look at it. Does it resemble the thing in the comic books? Ok, good. People want to see that. The producers of Captain America: The First Avenger did that. They got a guy that's not an embarrassment to the concept, put him in a suit that's easily recognized, had him fight a bad guy in the setting and story from the comics, and stuff blew up. Sounds like a win to me.

I pay-per-viewed it. Here's a trailer:

1 comment:

  1. Really enjoyed Captain America, although I liked Thor a little bit more.

    I agree on DC comics. They can't seem to convert any of their big properties into decent movies.

    Although smaller stuff like The Losers (99% sure that was DC...) seem to be okay my opinion anyway.