Captain America: The First Avenger is a 2011 action film, which is part of phase one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's directed by Joe Johnston and stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, and Hugo Weaving.
The story is about Steve Rogers, a young man rejected from the military due to his physical inadequacy. After undergoing an experimental treatment which results in a complete transformation, Steve becomes Captain America, poster boy for the American military. He eventually helps a covert government operation to bring down a German terrorist organization known only as HYDRA, who are led by Red Skull.
This is the only film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to take place in the past, during WWII to be exact. I think they did a good job of capturing the era with the different costumes and sets. It's almost like watching a period piece while enjoying an action film. That makes this film more unique than some others, but at the same time, I did find the pacing to be quite slow. It's not as exciting as it could have, or should have, been.
Chris Evans makes a perfect Cap and he has great chemistry with all of his on-screen companions, particularly Hayley Atwell and Sebastian Stan, who play his love interest and best friend, respectively. I can't imagine anyonr else portraying the First Avenger at this point because he does such a good job.
Not the best Marvel film, but certainly not the worst. I would still recommend watching at least once. The film is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 124 minutes.
This is a good fictional movie about a hero who fights for his country, he wears a cool costume and carries a shield, a very entertaining movie
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