A lot of people are calling Captain America: The First Avenger the best of the Avengers film franchise so far. I cant agree; I enjoyed it, but for me Iron Man still surpasses it. (Does that mean I find wisecracking supergenius assholes more fun to watch than earnest self-sacrificing patriots? Yeah, I guess it does.)
Two nice touches in the movie that I havent seen anyone else mention (I suppose these are spoilers, especially the second one):
1. When we first see Dr. Arnim Zola (the Dream Lord, for Doctor Who fans), its as a distorted face filling a viewscreen. Im pretty sure thats a nod to Zolas eventual fate in the comics, where he eventually becomes reduced to nothing but … a distorted face filling a viewscreen.
2. When Rogers wakes up in the 21st century, hes greeted by a woman with the same hair colour as his lost love Peggy Carter. And when he goes on the run, this woman calls in a Code 13. Comics fans will recognise why a woman who resembles Peggy Carter might be associated with the number 13. (Others have made the same guess as mine as to this womans identity, but I havent seen anyone mention the association with 13, which for me is what clinches the hypothesis.)