There's a storm signal number 2 and classes have been suspended. Sweet Pea and I decided to watch Captain America: The First Avenger starring Chris Evans who was Human Torch in Fantastic Four. (Talk about recycling movie characters.)
Set on old World War II nostalgia, the story was about a guy whose life long dream was to be a soldier. All he ever wanted was a chance to serve his country, but because he was short and lanky, he gets rejected by the Army.
A certain high-ranking government scientist saw his courage and determination and decided to give him a chance. He was subsequently chosen to become a subject of an underground government experiment turning him into the Captain America we know.
His enemy Red Skull was supposed to help Hitler conquer the world, but having found power himself, he decided to take over the world himself. The rest of the of the story revolved around how Captain America inspired and led US soldiers to be courageous in war.
I am not a fan of Captain America, I don't read his comics or follow his adventures. Maybe that's the reason why I don't have a standard on how his role should be portrayed. Honestly, Captain America wasn't all that bad, but I think the movie lacks the necessary edge to excite the mind of its viewers. It's not child- friendly, neither is it friendly to "people-who-don't-know-much" about Captain America. The story just isn't that interesting enough -- and the special effects - there's really nothing that I haven't seen before.