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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Chris Evans
Hugo Weaving
Stanley Tucci
Tommy Lee Jones
Hayley Atwell
Richard Armitage
Dominic Cooper
Directors
Joe Johnston
Screenwriters
Christopher Markus
Stephen McFeely
Running Time
124 minutes

The First Avenger: Captain America
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The First Avenger: Captain America

Plot
America has entered World War II but puny patriot Steve Rogers (Evans) is still 4F. However, after military scientist Erskine (Tucci) spies Rogers' inner strength he's inducted into a secret programme and injected with a serum that gives him uncanny speed and strength. When Nazi scientist Schmidt (Weaving) discovers a powerful artifact, Rogers must take the mantle of the nation's first super-soldier, an emblem called Captain America...


Verdict
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.


Reviewed by Colin Kennedy

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