This is an origins movie, like so much of Marvel’s latest ventures. It links it with some of its other successful franchises (Ironman), just like it did with the movie Thor, to give us the idea of how it all works.
It works well. Based in the 1940s during the war with Germany, it sees the real bad guy as the organisation Hydra, as opposed to the historical Hitler, although all based in Germany. Chris Evans is in good form as the all American Hero. His rise from Geek to hunk was impressive and might set many a female heart aflutter with just one glance.
Hugo Weaving as Red Skull did not disappoint, doing what he does best with precision and style. For all super hero buffs out there, be relieved and thrilled in equal measure. Especially with an ending that puts us straight into the 21st century and also into the beginnings of a possible sequel!