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Captain America: The First Avenger

2011

Joe Johnston
Director
Marvel Studios
Studio

In 1942, sickly Steve Rogers is determined to enlist for the war effort, and finally gets his chance when he volunteers for a secret project to create a super soldier. When the head of the project is assassinated, Rogers is relegated to USO propaganda tours. Eventually he gets the chance to prove his worth by going up against the Red Skull, a rogue Nazi with a superweapon based on an ancient Norse artifact.

Generally fine attempt to bring Captain America to the big screen, benefitting greatly from the decision to film it as a period piece. The cast is excellent, though it would have been nice if the Howling Commandos had gotten more screen time. As it is, they are little more than extras. And the idea that a mere Senator could hijack a secret military project in the middle of World War 2 is a bit asinine. The respect for the source material and a game attempt at dovetailing this film with the overall Avengers theme make up for those slight deficits.

This is the movie America needed right after 9/11. Instead we got the miserable pile of dung that was Superman Returns. Sigh.

-Dave Wright



21st July 2011
Cinema



124 mins



25th October 2011
Blu-Ray



124 mins





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Chris Evans
Steve Rogers /
Captain America
Hayley Atwell
Peggy Carter
Sebastian Stan
James "Bucky" Barnes
Tommy Lee Jones
Colonel Chester Phillips
Hugo Weaving
Johann Schmidt/
The Red Skull
Richard Armitage
Heinz Kruger
Dominic Cooper
Howard Stark
Stanley Tucci
Abraham Erskine
Samuel L. Jackson
Nick Fury
Toby Jones
Arnim Zola
Neal McDonough
Timothy "Dum-Dum" Dugan
Derek Luke
Gabe Jones
Kenneth Choi
Jim Morita
JJ Feild
Montgomery Falsworth
(Union Jack)
Bruno Ricci
Jacques Dernier
(Frenchie)
Lex Shrapnel
Gilmore Hodge
Michael Brandon
Senator Brandt
Martin Sherman
Brandt's Aide
(as Martin T. Sherman)
Natalie Dormer
Private Lorraine
Oscar Pearce
Search Team Leader
William Hope
SHIELD Lieutenant
Nicholas Pinnock
SHIELD Tech
Marek Oravec
Jan
David Bradley
Tower Keeper
Leander Deeny
Barman
Sam Hoare
Nervous Recruit
Simon Kunz
4F Doctor
Kieran O'Connor
Loud Jerk
Jenna Coleman
Connie
Sophie Colquhoun
Bonnie
Doug Cockle
Young Doctor
Ben Batt
Enlistment Office MP
Mollie Fitzgerald
Stark Girl
Damon Driver
Sergeant Duffy
David McKail
Johann Schmidt's Artist
Amanda Walker
Antique Store Owner
Richard Freeman
SSR Doctor
Katherine Press
Project Rebirth Nurse
Sergio Corvino
Kruger's Aide
Marcello Walton
Undercover Bum
Vincent Montuel
Undercover Bum
Fabrizio Santino
Kruger's Driver
Maxwell Newman
Boy at Dock
Anatole Taubman
Roeder
Jan Pohl
Hutter
Erich Redman
Schneider
Rosanna Hoult
Star Spangled Singer
Naomi Slights
Star Spangled Singer
Kirsty Mather
Star Spangled Singer
Megan Sanderson
Kid in USO Audience
Darren Simpson
Kid in USO Audience
Fernanda Toker
Newstand Mom
Laura Haddock
Autograph Seeker
James Payton
'Adolph Hitler'
Ronan Raftery
Army Heckler
Nick Hendrix
Army Heckler
Luke Allen-Gale
Army Heckler
Jack Gordon
Army Heckler
Ben Uttley
HYDRA Guard / HYDRA Pilot
Kevin MIllington
Stark's Engineer
Patrick Monckeberg
Manager Velt
Peter Stark
HYDRA Lieutenant
Amanda Righetti
SHIELD Agent
Michael Aston
Businessman (uncredited)
Graham Curry
Marine (uncredited)
Paul Davies
Hydra Soldier (uncredited)
Stephen Davies
Bookshop Owner (uncredited)
Stan Lee
General (uncredited)
Addison LeMay
SHIELD Agent X (uncredited)
Colin Stinton
New York Taxi Driver
(uncredited)
Michael Swan
Dodgers Announcer (voice)
(uncredited)

Dave Wright: Screencaps & Notes