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50° - 'Captain America: The First Avenger' Blu-ray Review

Movies - Captain America: The First Avenger is simply a high quality, thoroughly enjoyable, surprisingly heartfelt superhero movie. While others in the effects-driven tent pole game are opting for grand spectacle and rip-roaring antics, Joe Johnston's Captain America is remarkably restrained. It's not supersaturated with over-the-top patriotism, it's not buoyed down with typical superhero problems like daddy issues and poorly defined villains. It's a great character perfectly cast and well-managed within a wholly believable alternate WWII timeline. Most importantly, it's one of the few action movies of the year where the story is more compelling than the actual action, where the special effects are omnipresent but never distracting (either in their quality or over use), and where the main female lead (Hayley Atwell) is more than just a pretty face.

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