Captain America: The First Avenger last edited by Subline on 01/03/19 05:38PM View full history

Plot Summary

Based on the iconic Marvel Comics character from World War II. A brave, yet mild-mannered young soldier, Steve Rogers, deemed unfit for service for physical reasons, volunteers to undergo a series of experiments for the U.S. Military Super-Soldier program, in which Dr. Abraham Erskine develops the Super Soldier Serum. Dr. Erskine is later assassinated by Heinz Kruger, the Red Skull's top assassin.

The military succeeds in transforming Rogers into a living weapon, but quickly decide that the Super-Soldier is too expensive to risk losing in combat. So, the United States Military decides to use him as an army celebrity and parade him around Europe to boost morale by having him perform at USO shows for Allied troops. Then, when a Nazi plot reveals itself, Rogers must rise up and become the First Avenger in order to save his country.

Behind The Scenes

Directer Joe Johnston has said that, while Steve Rogers wants to serve his country he is not a jingoistic American, he's just a good person, wanting to do the right thing.

The movie was originally planned to be half in World War II era, and the other half in modern day, but the script was later rewritten.

Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter
Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter

The Howling Commandos appeared in the movie, although not the original Howling Commandos from the comics. Red Skull, Hitler's head of advanced weaponry and leader of HYDRA, appeared as the main antagonist, searching for a mysterious artifact called the " Tesseract". Major Peggy Carter was Steve's love interest, and Bucky Barnes was his sidekick.

This is chronologically the first in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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One Of The Best Comic Movies Ever Made 0

I went into this movie with a few doubts, mostly due to the fact that Steve Rogers was being portrayed by Chris Evans. Not my first choice of actor to represent someone as iconic as Captain America. To my surprise and delight, Evans did in my opinion, an outstanding job portraying Rogers in exactly the fashion he has been written in comics ever since his creation.  The movie starts out with a puny Steve Rogers trying to enlist in the war and ends up being denied for the fifth time. He's noticed ...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

It's like SPider-Man & Indiana Jones In One Movie 0

Today I have seen Captain America: First Avenger, and I have to say: It was a fun film to watch.   When it first starts out, I kept having this odd feeling I have seen this movie before, and when it was time for Steve to take the Serum, it dawned on me: It was like Spider-Man! I kinda felt like it was cheap of Marvel of not having the Toby McQuire Spider-Man be part of the Avengers plot, as (the way I see it) that the Spider-Man movies help brought back the Superhero Movie Genre,   and we wouldn...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

The Star-Spangled Man With a Plan 0

  Despite Cap being one of my very favorite comic book characters ever, I had little faith in the ability of anybody being able to bring him to life on the silver screen.  Regardless of my affection for ol' Steve Rogers, it's just a little tough to picture the red, white, and blue boy scout being taken seriously when given flesh and blood.  But somehow, some way, not only is Captain America: The First Avenger a wholly entertaining piece of period fiction and faithful to the hero's long lineage,...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

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