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

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

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...

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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