Captain America: The First Avenger

Genre:  Action/Adventure
Running Time:  125 min.
Release Date: July 22, 2011
DVD: October 25, 2011

Current rating: Rating: 4.15
based on 816 votes and 209 reviews
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Cast: Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, Stanley Tucci, Natalie Dormer

Inspiration: Captain America

Synopsis

After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving).

Captain America: The First Avenger focuses on the early days of the Marvel Universe and is one of a continuing slate of films being produced by Marvel Studios based on the Marvel characters that includes Thor (May 6, 2011) and The Avengers (May 4, 2012).

Director: Joe Johnston
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Kevin Feige
Screenplay: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Official Site: captainamerica.marvel.com

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  • 5 stars "This 1990 all-star blockbuster sparked a resurgence in the Captain America legend, returning the comic strip character to social prominence and launching a movie franchise that shows no signs of box-office fatigue. Stylishly directed by Albert Pyun, the film is a triumph of eye-popping visuals and unabashed patriotism, and Matt Sallinger's earnest and dynamic performance remains the definitive screen portrayal of the Marvel Comics icon. Beware full-frame video transfers! 5/5"
  • 5 stars "Really LIKED this movie! I loved the setting and how it took place during World War ll. Very historical and not interesting if you are a history fan. Captain America is so cool and Steve Rogers seems like such a sweet guy. Gosh and Chris Evans is HANDSOME!"
  • 1 star "terrible movie. My friend and i started laughing halfway thru the movie."