Captain America 3D

Steve Rogers, a frail and patriotic young man, wants nothing more than to serve his country by joining the Army in order to fight the evil Nazis. On multiple occasions, he's been deemed unfit for service and is rejected, but he refuses to give up trying. On his latest attempt, he catches the eye of Dr. Abraham Erskine, a scientist working for the Army who has developed a serum that enhances one's muscles, brain power, reflexes, and mental abilities in order to create a "super soldier."

Thus far, the movie studios haven't had a lot of success in converting 2D films into 3D in post-production and delivering satisfying results. Fortunately, the 2D-3D conversion here is one of the best I've seen. Separation between objects is exemplary, and the added depth enhances the texture and intimacy of the cinematography. Even more impressive is the DTS-HD MA 7.1 soundtrack that features reference-quality dynamic range, an engaging score from Alan Silvestri, and plenty of window-rattling explosions.

Transformation

  • Chapter 5, 0:30:41
  • Detail, depth, surround envelopment, dynamic range
  • This particular chapter has it all. Check out the exquisite depth and detail on the Brooklyn street as the chapter begins. Pat particular attention to the building signs, individual bricks, and especially the texture in the pinstripe suits at the 00:30:54 mark. One our hero straps into the transformation machine get ready for an enveloping audio experience as he's changed from a wimp into a stud.

Escape

  • Chapter 6, 00:38:44
  • Dynamics, surround envelopment, 3D effect
  • When the German assassin makes his escape, listen to the gunshots rattle through the room and when Peggy takes aim at the fleeing car, watch how her arm reaches into the room as she prepares to fire.

Red, white, and blue

  • Chapter 13, 01:33:33
  • 3D effect
  • Watch how Captain America's shield flies right through the screen as it seeks out its target. Normally I'm not a big fan of these effects, but this one looks pretty darn cool!

Release Date: October 25, 2011
Studio: Paramount

Movie: 8/10
Picture: 9/10
3D Effect: 8/10
Sound: 9/10

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