Captain America: The First Avenger

{4.5/5} “Whatever happens tomorrow you must promise me one thing. That you will stay who you are. Not a perfect soldier, but a good man.”

Captain America: The First Avenger, released in 2011

Steve Rogers wants to fight in World War II because he doesn’t like bullies. He’s short, skinny, and has a few other issues such as asthma. But his persistence pays off and he’s accepted for a special program — he’s injected with a miraculous serum that makes him bigger and stronger. He becomes Captain America and heads off to fight the Red Skull.

This is a fitting introduction to this character who is an important part of the Marvel universe — he’s shown up in 4 more movies so far.

It’s an exciting movie, and I liked it a lot.

Peggy Carter was a character who was obviously worth exploring more and I’m glad she got her own series (Agent Carter).

The scene at the end of the credits shows Captain America waking up after his long sleep.

Stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, and Hugo Weaving. Directed by Joe Johnston (October Sky). The theme by Alan Silvestri is fantastic — the rest of the music is OK.

This is the 2nd time I’ve watched it. My previous brief review is here.

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