Captain America: The First Avenger 3D

Captain America: The First Avenger 3D

Captain America: The First Avenger 3D

Action-adventure adaptation of the Marvel comic series, set in 1942, directed by Joe Johnson (The Rocketeer, The Wolfman).

After being deemed unfit for military service in WWII, a scrawny Steve Rogers (Chris Evans from Fantastic Four) volunteers for a top secret science project that turns him into Captain America, a super-soldier dedicated to defending justice and democracy against the Nazis.

The Captain's strength, endurance, agility, speed, reflexes, durability and healing are at the highest limits of natural human potential. The WWII confrontations lead to the ultimate foe in Red Skull (Hugo Weaving, The Matrix), Hitler's treacherous head of advanced weaponry, whose own plan for world domination involves a magical object known as The Tesseract.

2011124 minsUSA
ActionAdaptationAdventureWarSuperhero
56%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Good old fashioned fun

After The Wolfman I was delighted to see Joe Johnston back on form with an entertaining romp which abandoned this incessant need to make comic book movies either dark or ironic, and instead went back to the roots of what it is to be a comic book hero. It was like a good old fashioned adventure in the style of Indiana Jones or Superman with a little...

4.0
0

Fun 40s set for brainless entertainment

Good, old-fashioned fun superhero movie that makes you wanna have a slice of (american) apple pie afterwards. Recommended but 3D totally unnecessary. Stay til after the credit for an extra vid clip & Avengers trailer

4.0
0

predictable

better than green lantern, but not as good as Thor

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

As Marvel heroes go, Captain America must be the most vanilla of the lot.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The final piece of the Avengers jigsaw falls efficiently into place: decent acting, decent action, a few too many “we’re all heroes inside” platitudes. But it’s no star-spangled sick-maker, either.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Has a winningly pulpy, jaunty, earnest spirit.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It goes without saying it's preposterous. But it has the texture and takes the care to be a full-blown film.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Mission accomplished, fairly enjoyably yes, but that's about it.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Sticking to its simplistic, patriotic origins, where a muscular red, white and blue GI slugging Adolf Hitler in the jaw is all that's required, Captain America trafficks in red-blooded heroes, dastardly villains, classy dames and war-weary military officers.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Charming, handsome and full of pep – all 70 year-old Cap lacks is a knockout blow. Still, Johnston should be saluted for old-fashioned heart in a cynical age, while Marvel should be confined to barracks for cynical marketing.

3.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

If you like your comicbook action pulpy and sweetly old-fashioned (our hero has never been kissed so don't expect much raunch) this may keep you entertained until the next superhero flick rolls along. Which should be any second now.

2.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

For the most part, it manages to balance laughs, genuinely rousing moments, and a fully packed agenda into something fleet enough to keep running under the weight of its rich ambitions.

0
Variety

Variety

press

As Marvel heroes go, Captain America must be the most vanilla of the lot.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The final piece of the Avengers jigsaw falls efficiently into place: decent acting, decent action, a few too many “we’re all heroes inside” platitudes. But it’s no star-spangled sick-maker, either.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Has a winningly pulpy, jaunty, earnest spirit.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It goes without saying it's preposterous. But it has the texture and takes the care to be a full-blown film.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Mission accomplished, fairly enjoyably yes, but that's about it.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Sticking to its simplistic, patriotic origins, where a muscular red, white and blue GI slugging Adolf Hitler in the jaw is all that's required, Captain America trafficks in red-blooded heroes, dastardly villains, classy dames and war-weary military officers.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Charming, handsome and full of pep – all 70 year-old Cap lacks is a knockout blow. Still, Johnston should be saluted for old-fashioned heart in a cynical age, while Marvel should be confined to barracks for cynical marketing.

3.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

If you like your comicbook action pulpy and sweetly old-fashioned (our hero has never been kissed so don't expect much raunch) this may keep you entertained until the next superhero flick rolls along. Which should be any second now.

2.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

For the most part, it manages to balance laughs, genuinely rousing moments, and a fully packed agenda into something fleet enough to keep running under the weight of its rich ambitions.

0

Good old fashioned fun

After The Wolfman I was delighted to see Joe Johnston back on form with an entertaining romp which abandoned this incessant need to make comic book movies either dark or ironic, and instead went back to the roots of what it is to be a comic book hero. It was like a good old fashioned adventure in the style of Indiana Jones or Superman with a little...

4.0
0

Fun 40s set for brainless entertainment

Good, old-fashioned fun superhero movie that makes you wanna have a slice of (american) apple pie afterwards. Recommended but 3D totally unnecessary. Stay til after the credit for an extra vid clip & Avengers trailer

4.0
0

predictable

better than green lantern, but not as good as Thor

3.0
0