Overall Rank: 1102
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 386
Theatrical Release Date: 07/22/2011
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 10/25/2011
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Joe Johnston
Actors: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones, Hayley Atwell, Stanley Tucci, Sebastian Stan
Plot: After being turned down by the military, Steve Rogers participates in a top secret research project. The result is becoming Captain America - an enhanced soldier who dedicates his life to defending the American way of life. -- Chris Kavan
Quick Movie Reviews
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/11/2019
"Captain America" is a practical enough superhero origin story, if not the most exciting or memorable.
Hurricane2000 - wrote on 12/17/2018
Good Old American Fun The First Avenger is a good old classic American style orgin story.
Susan - wrote on 01/27/2016
This film delivers a lot of action, an intriguing plot, a tantalizing and beautiful love interest, many humorous moments, powerful messages about internal fortitude and courage, a classic villain, superb acting and many of the basic essentials of any good action movie. A well done origin film.
Full Movie Reviews
ikkegoemikke - wrote on 11/02/2017
"Whatever happens tomorrow, you must promise me one thing. That you will stay who you are, not a perfect soldier, but a good man."
Since 2000 we are literally flooded with film versions of Marvel heroes. Just a small list: X-Men, Blade, Spider Man, Daredevil, The Hulk, The Punisher, Elektra, Fantastic Four, Ghost Rider, Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy ... Pretty impressive. And this year there's the release of "Captain America: Winter Soldier" of which I read so many good things everywhere. In preparation for this, I had to watch the first film from "Captain America" so I'll be proper prepared.
Captain America was introduced before World War II by Marvel and was immensely popular among the American troops. That's because he fought against the …
Yojimbo - wrote on 12/27/2016
A patriotic young man considered too sickly and puny to fight in World War II is transformed into a super soldier by a special serum. The first attempt to bring Captain America to the silver screen was astonishingly bad, so this reinvention had a very low bar to clear. This it manages to do thanks to an above par cast and the requisite computer assisted action sequences; but somehow, this version felt a little too joyless and stodgy to me. Tommy Lee Jones' gruff superior officer raises a couple of smiles, but as a whole there's a real lack of a sense of fun about this film; Hugo Weaving's Red Skull had potential but he didn't feature in the film enough and was little more than a bog standard megalomaniac with a bad complexion, and Chris Evans' po-faced do-gooder is nowhere near as …
SIngli6 - wrote on 04/07/2014
An enjoyably retro superhero movie with a mildly satirical edge, 'The First Avenger' is a nice addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The cast is very solid, with Evan's molding a relatable and refreshingly idealistic superhero from what could have been a thankless role, Hayley Atwell, in contrast to other Marvel love interest (eyes on you, Portman), displaying quite a bit of personality, Hugo Weaving and Toby Jones being fine villains, and Tucci and Tommy Lee Jones playing serviceable mentors. The weakest link is Sebastian Stan, who serves more as a nice piece of eye candy than an interesting character.
The screenplay is innocuous, but in the best way possible. However, the intelligence of the protagonist's actions in the film's climatic scene is dubious. Still, it's a fun little …