So after missing out on opening night of the new revamped Apollo Cinema in Rhyl on Monday, I popped in to the Apollo yesterday and got my tickets for the movie for an evening showing and even better I became the Mayor on foursquare, so I got a free ticket
Anywho! More about the Apollo Cinema later
The Birth of Captain America
Without giving away an spoilers, well I hope not anyway The film starts in present day with the search for Captain America (Chris Evans), we then shoot back to the 1940′s where we learn how a sickly Steve Rogers became “The First Avenger” after being constantly rejected by the military due to his health & size and his part in World War II and against the dreaded Johann Schmidt aka the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) the head of HYDRA research department in Nazi Germany.
It’s great to have the back story of one of my favourite Marvel characters and this adaptation of the Comic Book is really fun, fast paced action, fantastic effects and really enjoyable. I specially love the introduction of Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), yes folks the father the Tony Stark (Ironman) and his part in the birth of Captain America.
Captain America A Complete Marvel in 3D
Being a fan of 3D movies, I was really looking forward to seeing this in 3D and I wasn’t let down, the 3D is nicely done with none of that blatant “Shoving it in your face and shouting IT’S 3D!”, it works really well with the explosions etc. and becomes part of the movie and not just a gimmick
Hey It’s Stan Lee!
One of the moments that always catches my eye in any Marvel movie is spotting Stan Lee and yes Stan is there, but I’m not telling you where he is, look for him yourself
So What Did I Think of Captain America?
Too be honest I couldn’t fault it, it’s one of those films that is really enjoyable to watch and no I’m not just saying that because I’m a Marvel comic book fan
But if you love a good action movie then I would really recommend the movie, specially in 3D but even in 2D is would be just as good.
Hang on What About The Apollo Cinema?
I do have to admit it’s been some years since I’ve been there, mainly as I love 3D and until recently they didn’t have it, but since the revamp of the cinema, I just had to give it a try.
First of all the new design for the cinema is really nice, and the bar with the sea view is lovely, the photo on the right is from the window in the bar, where we sat while I had a really tasty Costa Cappuccino (me and my cappuccino LOL).
The staff is very helpful, polite and well presented, which is nice to see these days as some places just don’t care about their customers. I would specially like to thank the staff member that helped my mother when she had a little trip when leaving her seat after the movie
The seats in the cinema are really comfortable, specially the leather recliner ones at the back where we sat, loads of leg room as well, which is a must specially during a long film.
The picture quality is crystal clear and even the 3D was crisp with loads of detail, great sound via a roaring 7.1 system to surround you in the film you are watching.
Overall Movie and Cinema Ratings
I’ll give Captain America 8.5/10, not the best Marvel movie but still really enjoyable and the Apollo Cinema gets 9.5/10 for its brilliant customer service and revamp!
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