I always told anyone that would listen that the perfect Captain American movie had to be set in WWII. Never in my wildest dreams did I believe it would happen.
This movie exceeded my expectations—Joe makes the absolute right choices: making this a period piece, making skinny Steve Rogers believable and allowing great insight into what makes this hero. The last half of the movie suffers some timing issues but it’s a great launchpad.
All the good of RAIDERS and Simon & Kirby. The first hour is golden.