Captain America

OK, so nothing at all to do with the all-too-fleeting scene of Chris Evans, buffed and shirtless, but I really enjoyed Captain America. Chris plays skinny, asthmatic, but brave and honorable Steve Rogers who’s given a performance-booster-of-a-lifetime and is transformed into a Nazi-bashing superhero. Ta-da.

So it felt like a very well made film; consistently stylish, and consistently sincere. It’s not snarky or self-referential, or too clever by half. It’s actually quite sweet, vaporised bad guys notwithstanding. It filmed a lot on location throughout Britain – Liverpool playing stand-in for war-time New York and the tiny hamlet of Culross in Scotland is the Norwegian castle in the opening scene.

Captain America

Chris Evans looking mighty fine (eventually, anyway), as Marvel’s Captain America takes on the Nazis; the cinema audience here cheered as the trailer rolled and you can kind of see why….