Corny, Patriotic, Terrific

Movies: ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’
Chris Evans as the good guy Captain America

In “Captain America: The First Avenger” our hero is so determinedly square, so uber-patriotic, that you may yearn for the good old days when the country was united against real enemies, say Nazis, and not fighting itself over debt ceilings and Medicare. It is an unembarrassed throwback to those World War II B movies that favored corniness over irony and made heroes of ordinary soldiers. It is also a terrific film.

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