So, I finally had a date and went out to watch this film. I don't know what she really thought of the film, but I am pretty impressed by the film. Granted, I never really followed the comics, but I think I got the gist of it. Steve Rogers gets the Super Soldier Serum, bad guy sneaks in with a "Psych, Hitler!", murdering the scientist who came up with the procedure (but couldn't be bothered to keep notes), Rogers fights in Europe during WWII, gets frozen, wakes up in modern day. I do have to say, Chris Evans really did play his role very well, though Tommy Lee Jones damn near steals every scene he's in. Also, SPOILER: Stan Lee makes another cameo, surprise surprise.
Now, probably the most impressive part of this film, is the first 30 minutes or so of the film. Reason is, skinny Steve Rogers. I had to look up something on it, but it's actually Chris Evans playing Steve Rogers throughout the film. No easy task, considering Chris Evans is a pretty big guy. There's one interview where he says that they "shrank him down" when he's moving, but lying down spots was head replacement. Whether this is all CG or if they do a combination of force perspective and CG, it's extremely well done. The general rule with CG is that it's at its finest when you don't notice it. I really hope they address how they did it in the DVD release.
Though, the later half of the film, I had to chuckle because 1)Willhelm Scream gets used, and 2)A couple action montage shots looked even more over the top than normal. Though with Red Skull, I spent the first half of the movie wondering why that guy looked so familiar. I didn't realize who he was until after I got home when the "He's Agent Smith!" light kicked in. Thankfully, the film made sure he spent the later parts in the Red Skull mode. One touch I really liked was his first appearance. You could see the visible, um, "scars?", along side his head, where it looks like it's barely keeping his face on. Its a really nice touch.
Oh, also, stay past the credits.