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Captain America is an enjoyable movie, but it wasn't as good as the Iron Man movies. The action wasn't as intense and there weren't as many funny moments as in the Iron Man movies. Also, since Captain America is such a goody-two-shoes his character isn't as interesting as somebody like Tony Stark, Bruce Wayne, or even Bruce Banner. On the DC comics side of things I think Superman has the same problems with being rather one dimensional.
I pretty much agree with those thoughts... A superhero does indeed need to be a tortured soul on some level, and conflicted in some way to play off the great powers. I will forgive Captain America for what it did because it had to establish the origin and setting, which is rather more elaborate than most movies of the type. I would not be as forgiving in the sequels, though, to their credit they set up quite a few possibilities for interesting future stories (time travel, love, etc.).
Like we also discussed, the right actor can make or break a film like this, as well. Christopher Reeve was the perfect Superman, while Brandon Routh was a bust, channeling too much of Reeve (and Spacey, Hackman) and not bringing anything of his own to the part (albeit in a flawed movie anyway). We'll see how Henry Cavill does as Superman and the type of film they put around him. Certainly that would be a huge black eye for future DC superhero films if they can't get a modern Superman movie right on the second try.
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