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Film REVIEW: Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) - ★★★★

Updated: Nov 29, 2023

Director: Joe Johnston

Writer: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely.

based on Captain America by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby

Stars: Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, Stanley Tucci.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Themes: Superhero, Scientist, Marvel Cinematic Universe

Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier, transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a warmonger and a terrorist organization.

It is the fifth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Critics particularly praised Evans' performance, the film's depiction of its 1940s time period, and Johnston's direction. Two sequels have been released: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Captain America: Civil War (2016).


Jan (Age 12): ★★★★1/2

" I really enjoyed this film, the film was set during the 1940s. The highlights for me were; Steve Rogers trying (and failing) to get into the U.S. army, he takes part in a project and becomes Captain America after finally getting a place in the army. Steve also had a friend (Bucky Barnes) who was in the US military, Steve soon learns Bucky is either dead or held captive by HYDRA (the Nazi division for science). HYDRA is led by the power-hungry Red Skull, who plans to conquer all the planet for himself, including Nazi Germany. This plot is very thrilling to watch!

'My Favourite character top 3 of this movie' is:

1. Howard Stark (he was absolutely hilarious)

2. Steve Rogers

3. Bucky Barnes

Overall a great film, with amazing characters, and dramatic scenes (a bit over-dramatic at times). I recommend this movie to anyone who likes action-adventure films."

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Like this? Try these!....

  1. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - #37 - ★★★★★

  2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) - #44 - ★★★★★

  3. Captain America: Civil War (2016) - #74 - ★★★★★

  4. Avengers: Endgame (2019) - #62 - ★★★★★

  5. Avatar (2009) - #87 - ★★★★★

  6. The Avengers (2012) - #140 - ★★★★

  7. The Hunger Games (2012) - #155 - ★★★★

  8. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - #176 - ★★★★

  9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) - #193 - ★★★★

  10. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) - #203 - ★★★★

For more Captain America check out the sequels and the Avengers movies. There's more sci-fi action in The Hunger Games series which also stars Toby Jones and Stanley Tucci. There's soldiers and sci-fi action also to be found in Avatar and Star Wars.

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