Early yesterday morning hundreds of people at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 got a special sneak preview of Captain America: the First Avenger and you know what? They really liked it! I know this exactly the type of audience the film was produced for, but if they had hated it the film would have been D.O.A. As it is now, it seems like generally audiences like it and it’s holding strong on Rotten Tomatoes with a 71% Tomatometer score. Can’t ask for more than that!
In case you’re still on the fence about seeing Captain America, don’t look at the film’s final theatrical one sheet movie posters shown here. While the first poster is ok, the second one leaves must to be desired. Whoever photoshopped Chris Evans’ head on that Captain America body needs to go back to school. Why they wouldn’t have just used his original masked head is beyond me. It’s not like Chris Evans is a draw for this movie. The draw is Marvel’s Captain America, just like all of their other super hero films.
Captain America: The First Avenger, directed by Joe Johnston and starring Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and Tommy Lee Jones, is scheduled to debut in theaters on July 22, 2011.