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I gotta hand it to The Avengers, it sure isn’t afraid to be “comic-booky.” And on one hand that’s pretty obvious – it is the fucking Avengers, after all. But man, this one is extra comic-booky, and damn proud of it. More so than any of the films that preceded it, this one asks, nay, demands that you accept all this silliness at total face value. Put all these guys (and gal) together in one room sitting around a conference table, and suddenly their costumes and super-powered status seem even sillier than ever before. And the movie doesn’t care! And, because it doesn’t care, you don’t care! That’s the real magic of The Avengers. There’s something to be said for the more realistic modernism of Nolan’s Batman series, sure. But this ain’t the place for that. This is The Avengers, damn it. Let’s get crazy.

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Captain America: The First Avenger is a just-good-enough origin tale for the final piece of Marvel’s Avengers’ puzzle. It’s not spectacular nor particularly memorable, but during its run-time it skates by purely on a level of fun, and is just effective enough in introducing the character to get you pumped to see him again next summer, this time interacting with a number of other, more interesting characters.

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