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Julia Adams, Journalist • May 15, 2024

    Captain America: cheesy but intense

    Captain America: The First Avenger” is about Steve Rogers, a man from Brooklyn considered too pathetic for the military in World War II. He volunteers for a Top Secret research project for the government to create “super-soldiers,” which gives him superhero-like skills. This “star-spangled man with a plan” devotes his new life as Captain America to defending America and its values from a branch of the Nazi Army, HYDRA, and its ruthless, power hungry leader, Johann Schmidt.

    The attractive Chris Evans does an excellent job playing the first scrawny then super buff Rogers, although he is a little annoying when he starts getting a big head. Hayley Atwell, playing the determined soldier Peggy Carter, is a spunky British actress that adds emotion and a fiery attitude to the movie.

    The thing that bugged me most about this movie was how much they over-played Rogers’ super-ness. Whenever Captain America would leap across some expanse full of flames, he looked like he was riding a unicycle, running in midair. It was really overdone and became quite annoying, but it was really only a big deal when he first got his powers.

    This was my first Marvel movie, but I’m hooked. The plot, while sometimes cliché, actuall

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    y kept me pretty entertained. I loved the action, I loved the growth the characters showed, and I especially loved the twist at the end. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone and everyone.

    Captain America, “Not just a soldier, but a good man.”

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