By Anthony J. Machcinski
Without a doubt, one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, along with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two” and “Green Lantern,” is the always-recognizable “Captain America.”
“Captain America” is the story of underdog Steve Rogers, who persistently tries to make his way into the military during World War II, but is denied again and again due to a laundry list of physical ailments. Eventually, after going for his fifth try, he is accepted into a new program that enhances the body through its inner qualities, such as heroism.
The cast of the movie is a group of relatively unknown actors who do a great job of making the film relate to the audience. Chris Evans, who plays Rogers, does a great job in the beginning of the film to push the fact that Rogers is the underdog with a fighting spirit. Sebastian Stan, who plays Rogers’ long time friend James Barnes, also aids these traits. Barnes in the film is shown to be the picturesque American from the time period – tall, well-built and more than willing to serve.
As good as Evans and Stan are, the movie would not be one of the better releases of the summer without Rogers’ commanding officer, played by Tommy Lee Jones, and the villain Red Skull, played by Hugo Weaving.
Weaving continues to cement himself as one of the best actors to play a villain for all-time. He is well known for his role in the “Matrix Trilogy” as Agent Smith, but has also done a great job voicing Megatron in the past three “Transformers” movies.