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Captain America: The First Avenger

ages 11+ | 92% Say It's Worth Your Time

It is 1941 and the world is in the throes of war. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wants to do his part and join America's armed forces, but the military rejects him because of his small stature. Finally, Steve gets his chance when he is accepted into an experimental program that turns him into a supersoldier called Capt. America. Joining forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), Capt. America leads the fight against the Nazi-backed HYDRA organization.

Runtime: 2 hr 4 min

Genre: Action , Adventure

Director: Joe Johnston

Producer: Joe Johnston, Louis D'Esposito, Stan Lee, Kevin Feige, Nigel Gostelow, David Maisel, Alan Fine

Cast: Hugo Weaving, Stanley Tucci, Tommy Jones, Samuel Jackson, Neal McDonough, Kenneth Choi, Michael Brandon, Chris Evans, Derek Luke, Toby Jones, JJ Feild, Lex Shrapnel, Richard Armitage, Bruno Ricci, Natalie Dormer, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell, Martin Sherman

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  • Ken (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    When I saw this movie in theatres, I wasn't particularly impressed. A second viewing on Netflix led me to a more positive outlook on the movie. It's refreshing to have a hero that is, really, a hero. A selfless, good, hard-fighting, straight-up good guy.

    The movie does have quite a bit of violence, but I did not notice profanity or sexual content. A fun watch and a well produced show.

    August 21st, 2012 · Details
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  • dogmanaut (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    Like "Thor," "Captain America: The First Avenger" deserves to be seen just because it plays such a crucial part in the overall Marvel Cinematic Universe. Also like "Thor," though, it's not quite the home run fans might've hoped for.

    Thankfully -- and to my great surprise -- Chris Evans as Captain America is actually one of the best parts of the movie. Previously known for his snarky, smart aleck roles (like Johnny Storm in Fox's Fantastic Four movies), I was glad to see that he played the character as totally sincere and idealistic -- just the way Cap is supposed to be.

    A lot of the rest of the cast, though, is kind of wasted. Who even remembers that Tommy Lee Jones is in it? And the Red Skull has to be one of the more forgettable Marvel villains, which is unfortunate, since in the comics he's Captain America's Joker.

    Not a great first movie, but at least it succeeds in the most important parts (like the casting of Steve Rogers and the WWII setting for his origin story) and set the stage for better movies down the road.

    April 6th, 2014 · Details
  • targeting (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time


    November 20th, 2013 · Details
  • moviechick17 (Female)

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    Captain America Is Epic! He is my favorite avenger besides Hawkeye. This movie is fun and exciting. I love very moment of the movie and sure it can drag at times but it's a fun movie. Chris Evans plays a great classic hero. Chris really does a wonderful job of bringing the character to life. Out of all the avengers movies I highly recommend this movie. Plus Joe Johnson does a fantastic job directing!

    May 19th, 2013 · Details
  • natec8 (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    I enjoyed watching a superhero movie about a superhero who was a genuine good guy. A lot of fighting and violence, and I felt it was a little long at times, but overall it is a quality movie.

    May 10th, 2013 · Details
  • fides.caingcoy (Female)

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    Loved it!

    March 22nd, 2013 · Details
  • tbtoone (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    What American can dislike a movie about Captain America? I wouldn't say its the greatest movie ever, but worth seeing at least once. A good, wholesome action film.

    March 17th, 2013 · Details
  • jakeneeley (Male)

    ages 13+ |

    Movie has a good underlying message of good over evil and the benefit of being good. Lots of cheesy action shots and a good amount of violence.

    November 16th, 2012 · Details
  • hollydlds (Female)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    Awesome movie. Effects are great, story line who cares it has Chris Evans who needs a story line. The action was outstanding highly recommended.

    November 15th, 2012 · Details
  • roperut (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Great action, great acting!

    November 15th, 2012 · Details
  • smoman (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    Good movie, little language, lots of violence.

    September 25th, 2012 · Details
  • dennis.gillie (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Fun and entertaining action flick

    September 24th, 2012 · Details
  • kmakice (Male)

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    Perhaps because I was expecting less quality and more violence, I really enjoyed this film. Let our 8-year-old join in, as part of a march toward Avengers.

    September 7th, 2012 · Details
  • Back-Row-Pete (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    I liked this movie, even though I'm not the biggest fan of the comic book genre. There isn't much objectionable for families, as long as the kids are old enough to handle the violence. I would not take pre-teens for that reason.

    August 19th, 2012 · Details
  • kevin.daughtrey (Male)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    My 6 year old daughter loved this movie. I say enh, its worth a watch if you have nothing better to watch, and you have a really good sound system. Its not that the movie wasn’t good, it actually was given that they had to work with what is probably the lamest comic book character ever.

    August 9th, 2012 · Details
  • hotsoup (Male)

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    It is not my favorite marvel movie but it is entertaining.

    July 29th, 2012 · Details
  • Bob (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    Great film! You'll understand more about the Avengers if you've seen this. It's fun and action packed. There are some parts that are clearly unrealistic but fun nonetheless.

    July 27th, 2012 · Details
  • chrisgarner (Male)

    ages 12+ | Not Worth Your Time

    It is nice to see a superhero film where the hero is such an upstanding, genuinely good person. Unfortunately, Captain America's goodness is also his only character trait. Chris Evans has great comedic timing as an actor, but he does not get to use that in this film. It feels more like a WWII movie than a superhero movie, which is a good thing. The character development here and plot are better than most superhero movies, though it does feel quite a bit longer than all the other pre-avengers films. It is not quite as fun as Iron Man or Thor, but it is much better than The Incredible Hulk or Iron Man 2.

    It deserves the PG-13 rating for violence, but is not more violent than Iron man or Hulk.

    March 17th, 2012 · Details
  • cohigbee (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    This was not one of the better comic book films of the year (especially compared to Thor) but it was worth my time, especially as a fun escape. Ok for the bigger kids, but leave the little ones at home. The Red Scull is pretty scary.

    January 22nd, 2012 · Details
  • clswank (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    Great movie for all.

    January 6th, 2012 · Details
  • ventor (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    All things considered, this was a pretty good movie. They could have destroyed this. I think marvel is really figuring out the formula fro good super hero movies. This diserves its PG-13 rating for violence. Other than this, really good film.

    November 4th, 2011 · Details
  • sarahngambles0

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    Good movie but wayyy too long.

    October 31st, 2011 · Details
  • spackmanterrell

    ages 9+ | Worth Your Time

    Fun super hero stuff with a personality.

    August 26th, 2011 · Details
  • dougreidfamily

    ages 11+ | Worth Your Time


    August 10th, 2011 · Details
  • cac6420000

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    Violence and gore.

    August 7th, 2011 · Details
  • nsalmon

    ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    Not a huge fan of Superhero movies but I really liked this one....not as good as The Dark Knight, but good....worth the time.

    August 6th, 2011 · Details
  • inkman2000

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    Best Super Hero movie of the year by far. Marvel Studios did their homework on this one.

    August 1st, 2011 · Details
  • baguio97_990

    ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    Great movie! One of the best of the summer. Can't wait for the Avengers in 2012! Go Captain America!

    July 31st, 2011 · Details
  • spottedred

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    Fun super hero movie. They didn't ruin the character of Captain America like I was afraid they would. I'm hoping that after they make this Avenger movie that they send Capt America back in time and give us more movies that take place in his original time period.

    July 29th, 2011 · Details
  • randybgunn

    ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    Very well done with a great story line and good set up for the Avengers. Many said they were unhappy with the ending, but I liked it a lot. It's a very patriotic movie with a twist on World War II. Obviously there is violence but otherwise a clean movie.

    July 26th, 2011 · Details
  • gkratz0

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    This was a very fun summer movie. The action was good and the plot was interesting. Be sure to stay through the credits to get a preview of next year's "Avengers" movie!

    July 26th, 2011 · Details
  • rachsticle

    ages 9+ | Worth Your Time

    Loved it.

    July 26th, 2011 · Details
  • 0612Lance

    ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    Loved it! Little gory.

    July 25th, 2011 · Details
  • krisdoman

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    Great show, well done. Worth seeing in the theater.

    July 23rd, 2011 · Details
  • themightyledzeppelinrocks

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    Very well written,original,great fun, great casting and acting. Marvel does it again!
    Chris Evans becomes the character he plays as Steve Rogers/Captain America incredibly well. Tommy Lee Jones is as great as ever with his hilarious sarcasm along with acting serious. Awesome storyline with a great mix of history and comic book mixture. Gets better and better as the movie goes and ends with a great ending. Much more a superhero than a vigilate. Will get you even more excited for the upcoming Avengers film next year.

    July 23rd, 2011 · Details

Okfor ages12+