Captain America

Captain America

The First Avenger

DVD - 2011
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After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the super soldier, Captain America.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, 2011.
Edition: Widescreen version.
ISBN: 9786314462512
6314462517
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 min.) :,sd., col. ;,21 cm.
Alternative Title: First avenger [dvd]

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AMerr22
Oct 16, 2017

Great origin story, great cast, great movie in general. Hugo weaving does very well as red skull and is definitely one of the better Marvel villains. Gives a good backstory to the avengers and other Captain America movies.

Great movie adaptation of a great comic book hero. Man, could we use him for real these days.

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BrandonBlanchard
Aug 17, 2017

Seriously underrated with some authentic art and thematics. I really couldn't ask for a better Captain America origin story. I would say movie, but....

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green_cat_3454
Mar 12, 2017

We only agree with Red Skull on one thing.
'I am a great fan of your films"
What a great Movie to begin the cinematic universe!

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4Dolla
Nov 17, 2016

This movie is a prequel to all other Marvel movies, particularly with the Captain America character, so watch it first! The Avengers, HYDRA, S.H.I.E.L.D., Bucky and The Winter Soldier, Howard and Tony Stark, Peggy and Sharon Carter, and Nicholas Fury are all briefly introduced in this movie. Not directly, but through a foundation of good versus evil. Marvel movies without Captain America still use this foundation, and make much more sense after watching this prequel....

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 02, 2016

Captain America: The First Avenger introduced the character, Steve Rogers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This film also introduces other unique characters such as his trusty, old sidekick, James "Bucky" Barnes, the tough yet sweet Peggy Carter, the genius millionaire Howard Stark, and the "Howling Commandos." The villain is Red Skull, played by Hugo Weaving and he does a good acting job. The story is simple: Steve Rogers is a tiny kid from Brooklyn and agrees to a military operation that turns him into a super soldier. After serving as the nation's propaganda symbol, he finally gets the chance to serve his country and fight against the Red Skull and his organization known as "Hydra." The film focuses on Captain America's history, patriotism, friendship, standing up against bullies, and never underestimating yourself. I loved the friendships between Steve, Peggy, Howard and Bucky; there are many touching moments between them that shine through. The special effects team deserves a thumbs up for the CGI on Steve and the Red Skull. Action and violence are in this film and the villain may scare sensitive children. A soldier off camera gives Steve an obscene gesture. Peggy and Steve are attracted to each other and she gives him a kiss. Overall, the film is very good and I do recommend it. I give it a 7.5 out of 10 and for audiences ages 11 and up.
- @papertiger of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The first movie in Marvel’s Captain America series set in the 1930’s and 1940’s. It focuses on the life of Steve Rogers and how he eventually became the hero Captain America. This movie provides a lot of important back story that is relevant to both The Avengers movies and the following movies in the Captain America series. It also introduces important characters such as Agent Peggy Carter, Howard Stark, and James Buchanan Barnes. The movie is as historically accurate as a superhero movie can be and truly is a great lead up to what follows. I recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in superheroes but wants someone a bit more normal to relate to. 4/5 Stars
- @scarletsoldier of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

*Spoiler Alert
Steve Rogers, (Captain America) begins as a skinny and sickly man, who wants nothing more than to help fight for his country. After countless attempts, he is finally excepted into a super-soldier program, where he is chosen to be transformed into, well, a super soldier.
I love Steve. He is willing to fight for the right side, whatever it takes, he is very determined, and he is a loyal friend. I love watching his friendship with Bucky and Peggy grow throughout the movie.
Agent Peggy Carter, is an amazing remodel as well, and it is no wonder Steve liked her. She is headstrong, and confident, yet sentimental too. If only her and Steve's story ended better. :-(
At the end of the movie, Steve crashes a ship, in order to prevent it from bombing New York. He and Peggy share last words over the ship's audio unit. They both know he won't make it, and it is the most heartbreaking scene ever. When the ship crashes into the ice, and the phone goes quiet, Peggy breaks down. I cry every time.
And then, in Winter Soldier-more than seventy years later-he sees Peggy again. She is old and forgetful, and seeing her like this just breaks Steve's heart. This is the saddest love story ever.
Bucky Barnes... Just hearing that name makes me want to cry. He didn't deserve to die!!! He was My FAVORITE character ever, and I just loved his personality. And yes, I know that he comes back later. But by that time, he is no longer the funny, handsome Bucky we all know. He is a complicated and damaged man. He is brainwashed, and SHIELD tries to kill him. *sigh* Poor Bucky.
Johann Schmit (pronounced, Yo-han Sh-mit) is Red Scull. He was the reason for Bucky's "death", and Peggy and Steve's tragic love story, and Erskine's death, and the start of Hydra, and so many more deaths! Why cruel world???
Dr. Abraham Erskine, is an old man, with a big heart. He picked Steve, to receive the formula, to become Captain America. (And good thing he did!) This man didn't deserve to die either. He is such a likable and relatable character from the start.
Howard Stark, was a good man, and enjoyable character-he really got me laughing. But he's not nearly good enough for Peggy. And when he asks Peggy out on a date, in front of Steve?!? NO. But he did try and help find Captain America, and he showed real compassion then.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 19, 2016

Well done and Patriotic film.

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karatemaster
Nov 13, 2015

A good movie. Chris Evans does a good job as Captain America and Red Skull was a good villain. Some cheesy explosions throughout, but props to the special effects team!! I'd give it a 3.5/5

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shivthakar18
Aug 10, 2015

Captain America: The First Avenger, was an iconic story of the great solider known as Captain America. He would do anything to protect his country and not to be defeated in battle with either the Avengers or the U.S army. I think the best part of the first superhero movie of a trilogy is that we get to learn more about the hero and his or her origin story.
Captain America’s origin story is like not like others, his story begins around the beginning of World War 2. As a boy Steve Rogers (a.k.a Captain America) was applying for being a solider in the U.S army and was rejected 5 times until he got a chance to go and try out the military and the super solider project. With Howard Stark (a.k.a Tony Stark’s father) technology and Dr. Abraham Erskine formula made the super soldier serum and injected into Steve Rogers blood. Once the produce was completed a secret Hydra agent reveled himself and shot Dr. Abraham. After that moment Steve was determined to win the War no matter what it takes.
This movie takes us a different understanding of how the World War II played out and introduces Hydra and S.H.I.E.L.D to our audience. Hydra is like a crazy terrorist organization that want to take control of the world. There motto is kept simple "if you cut off one head, two more take its place" as in one soldier dead two more come and take its place. S.H.I.E.L.D is the protection of the world it stands for "Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement Logistics Division", S.H.I.E.L.D is here to help.
This is a great movie that shows different events of World War II that most of the kids and teens aren't familiar with World War II and give them a new side of things on American Army. But honestly I thing this movie was great I rate this 10/10. This movie had every expectation on a Marvel Studios film, it had action, love, tragic, death and a great scary, threatening villain (Red Skull).

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Jul 03, 2015

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Jun 08, 2015

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Mar 17, 2015

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Mar 16, 2015

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white_donkey_12
Nov 17, 2014

white_donkey_12 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 40

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Love_Legolas_111
Oct 06, 2014

Love_Legolas_111 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Mar 03, 2014

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Laura_X Apr 15, 2015

You are deluded, Captain. You pretend to be a simple soldier, but in reality you are just afraid to admit that we have left humanity behind. Unlike you, I embrace it proudly. Without fear!

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Love_Legolas_111
Mar 25, 2015

(Steve) I thought you were dead!
(Bucky) I thought you were SHORTER.

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Love_Legolas_111
Mar 25, 2015

(Red Skull) *to Captain America* Arrogance may not be a uniquely American trait, but I must say, you do it better than anyone.

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CielyRanger
Mar 16, 2015

"I don't want to kill anyone. I don't like bullies, no matter where they're from."

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xhenalatifi
Mar 03, 2014

S.H.I.E.L.D: Are you alright Mr. Rogers?

Steve: Yeah, but...I had a date!

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mexicanadiense
Feb 04, 2014

"I had a date."

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ACR296
Jun 25, 2012

Geez someone give that kid a sandwhich.

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ct7825555
Jun 13, 2012

What is this? Steak. What is in it?
Cow. I do not eat meat. Why not?
It does not agree with me. What about cyanide? Does that give you the rumbly tummy too?

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ct7825555
Jun 13, 2012

You don't win wars with niceness
doctor. You win it with guts.

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ct7825555
Jun 13, 2012

Sir. We fought to the last man.
Hydra: Evidently not.

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AMerr22
Oct 16, 2017

Violence: A person is shredded by a propeller (not as bad as it sounds) is still a PG-13 Marvel movie and has the same type of violence as the other MCU movies.

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CielyRanger
Mar 16, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A villain is destroyed by the Tesseract. Not bloody. Two sad scenes.

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CielyRanger
Mar 16, 2015

Violence: Comic book action violence. A villain commits suicide with cyanide to avoid capture.

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CielyRanger
Mar 16, 2015

Coarse Language: Mild cursing. (D**n and h**l)

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Love_Legolas_111
Oct 06, 2014

Coarse Language: Some cussing, including several uses of d*mn and h*ll.

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 10, 2012

In March 1942, Nazi officer Johann Schmidt and his men invade Tønsberg, Norway, to steal a mysterious Tesseract[a] possessing untold powers. Meanwhile, in New York City, Steve Rogers is rejected for World War II military duty because of various health and physical issues. While attending an exhibition of future technologies with his friend Bucky Barnes, Rogers again attempts to enlist. Overhearing Rogers' conversation with Barnes about wanting to help in the war, Dr. Abraham Erskine allows Rogers to enlist. He is recruited in the Scientific Strategic Reserve as part of a "super-soldier" experiment under Erskine, Col. Chester Phillips, and British agent Peggy Carter. Phillips is unconvinced by Erskine's claims that Rogers is the right person for the procedure, but relents after seeing Rogers commit an act of self-sacrificing bravery. The night before the treatment, Erskine reveals to Rogers that Schmidt underwent an imperfect version of the procedure and suffered side-effects.

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