Mittwoch, 20. Juli 2011

"Retro-Futuristic Nonsense": CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER in der Kritik des "Hollywood Reporter"

"Captain America: The First Avenger" & "Red Skull"
c) 2011 Marvel / Disney

THR / The Hollywood Reporter hat eine ausführliche Analyse der neuesten MARVEL Verfilmung, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, die an diesem Wochenende in den USA startet.

Was "funktioniert" in dem Film... und was funktioniert nicht?

Ein Auszug aus der Kritik:

"... Captain America delivers comic-book action that should satisfy Captain America’s fans, old and new, while Chris Evans’ no-nonsense yet engaging portrayal of a man who doesn’t know how to back away from a fight may cause young women to swoon and young men to join a gym. Yet the film will leave others wondering, especially following the film’s long gestation and marketing build-up, “Is this all there is?”

For in terms of even recent films, Captain America lacks the deft touch, appealing character interaction and sophisticated storytelling skills of Marvel Comics’ X-Men: First Class. And let’s not even bother to compare this to Christopher Nolan’s Batman series...

Director Joe Johnston makes certain that amid all the retro-futuristic nonsense his nucleus of actors playing SSR heroes fits well together. Evans nicely underplays the role, giving a Gary Cooper-ish air to the young hero who just wants to do the right thing. Atwell is a perfect throwback to that era: Darkly gorgeous yet tough as nails, she would look just at home painted on a bomber fuselage as she is slugging a solider who gives her lip...

Oh yes, this film is yet another summer fantasy in 3D in certain theaters. For some sequences, the format works well enough but it’s hardly worth the extra expenditure. This gimmick is truly running out of steam."

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...und wie gehabt: Die US- Original-Ausgaben (Comic Books, Tradepaperbacks etc.) zu CAPTAIN AMERICA und seinen AVENGERS-Mitstreitern gibt's als Import bei uns in der