Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Director: Joe Johnston
Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Joe Simon, Jack Kirby
Cast: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper, Richard Amity Chi/ Stanley Tucci/ Samuel L Jackson/ Toby Jones/ Neil Macdonald/ Derek Luke/ Kenneth Choi/ John Joseph Field/ Natalie Dormer
Genre: Science Fiction / Action / Adventure
Region: United States
Languages: English / Norwegian / French
Release: 2011-09-09 (Mainland China) / 2011-07-19 (California Premiere) / 2011-07-22 (USA)
series: Captain America
Runtime: 124 minutes (USA)
AKA: The Avengers
Rating: IMDB 6.9 / Rotten Tomatoes 80%
In the 1940s, the flames of war between the Nazis and their axis of evil burned all over the world. Living in Brooklyn, the petite Steve Rogers (Chris Evans Chris Evans) cares about the country and fights the enemy wholeheartedly, but his poor physique keeps him rejected by the conscription office. By chance, with the help of the German scientist Dr. Erskine (Stanley Tucci), the little boy got into the barracks, accepted the doctor’s experiments, and turned into a tall, strong and super-manly super soldier. At the same time, John Schmidt (Hugo Weaving), the leader of the German Nazi Red Skull Unit, relied on supernatural power to build a super team in an attempt to dominate the world.
In order to rescue his friends, Steve broke into Schmidt’s barracks in the image of Captain America, and the battle between the two super fighters, good and evil, began…
“Captain America: The First Avenger” is a 2011 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America. It was directed by Joe Johnston and stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, a frail young man who volunteers for a secret military experiment that turns him into a superhero known as Captain America.
The movie is set during World War II, and follows Rogers as he battles the evil organization HYDRA, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving). Along the way, he teams up with Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) and his best friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) to stop HYDRA from using a powerful weapon to conquer the world.
“Captain America: The First Avenger” was well-received by both audiences and critics, with praise for its action scenes, performances, and period setting. It was also a commercial success, grossing over $370 million worldwide.
The film is notable for being the fifth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the first installment in Captain America’s standalone film series. It also introduced several important characters to the MCU, including Peggy Carter, who later got her own spinoff series, and the villainous Red Skull, who made a surprise return in the later MCU film “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Overall, “Captain America: The First Avenger” is considered a significant entry in the MCU, setting up several storylines and characters that would play a major role in later films.