Literally and figuratively, Captain America is not a hero for our time. He made his debut in March 1941, when the good guys and bad guys had a clear divide. Now we live in a more complex era, where The Dark Knight and Watchmen are unafraid of complicating the proverbial line. Joe Johnston, director of Captain America: The First Avenger, handles this challenge in a playful, shrewd way. His WW2 comic book adaptation is the perfect cocktail of wartime camaraderie, rugged American bravery, and old-school action.