July 21, 2011
Critics Consensus: Captain America: The First Avenger is Good Old-Fashioned Fun
This week at the movies, we've got a shield-wielding superhero (Captain America: The First Avenger, starring Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell) and a commitment-free couple (Friends With Benefits, starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis). What do the critics have to say? Good ol' Captain America. He's one of Marvel's oldest heroes. But how does he fare in the 21st Century? Not badly at all, say critics; if Captain America is a cut below Marvel's other 2011 blockbusters (Thor and X-Men: First Class, both Certified Fresh), it's still a rousing, proudly old-fashioned superhero flick with tons of visual flash and an exceptional lead performance from Chris Evans.