• Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Captain America: The First Avenger

Release Date: July 22nd, 2011

DVD Release Date: October 25th, 2011

PG-13 |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

It is 1941 and the world is in the throes of war. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wants to do his part and join America's armed forces, but the military rejects him because of his small stature. Finally, Steve gets his chance when he is accepted into an experimental program that turns him into a supersoldier called Captain America. Joining forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), Captain America leads the fight against the Nazi-backed HYDRA organization.

Cast: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper, Richard Armitage, Stanley Tucci

Director: Joe Johnston

Genres: Action , Adventure

Production Co: Marvel Enterprises

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Best friend , 1940s , Love interest , Soldier , Quest , Charming , Rise ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    From its antagonists to its art direction, everything about Johnston's movie has a been-there, seen-that familiarity. Yet Evans' clean-cut idealism and objectives make old-fashioned patriotism look fresh. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Once Captain America goes off to war in his endearingly silly suit, however, the movie starts to lose its vibe. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Sticking to its simplistic, patriotic origins, where a muscular red, white and blue GI slugging Adolf Hitler in the jaw is all that's required, Captain America trafficks in red-blooded heroes, dastardly villains, classy dames and war-weary military officers. show more

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