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Plot Summary

Based on the iconic Marvel Comics character from World War II. A brave, yet mild-mannered young soldier, Steve Rogers, deemed unfit for service for physical reasons, volunteers to undergo a series of experiments for the U.S. Military Super-Soldier program, in which Dr. Abraham Erskine develops the Super Soldier Serum. Dr. Erskine is later assassinated by Heinz Kruger, the Red Skull's top assassin.

The military succeeds in transforming Rogers into a living weapon, but quickly decide that the Super-Soldier is too expensive to risk losing in combat. So, the United States Military decides to use him as an army celebrity and parade him around Europe to boost morale by having him perform at USO shows for Allied troops. Then, when a Nazi plot reveals itself, Rogers must rise up and become the First Avenger in order to save his country.

Behind The Scenes

Directer Joe Johnston has said that, while Steve Rogers wants to serve his country he is not a jingoistic American, he's just a good person, wanting to do the right thing.

The movie was originally planned to be half in World War II era, and the other half in modern day, but the script was later rewritten.

Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter

The Howling Commandos appeared in the movie, although not the original Howling Commandos from the comics. Red Skull, Hitler's head of advanced weaponry and leader of HYDRA, appeared as the main antagonist, searching for a mysterious artifact called the " Tesseract". Major Peggy Carter was Steve's love interest, and Bucky Barnes was his sidekick.

This is chronologically the first in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Captain America Review 0

I am a HUGE fan of Captain America and this movie did not disappoint. Joe Johnston did a fantastic job directing this and the end, it made me cry like a baby. I hardly ever cry. They had great choices for the main characters as well. Chris Evans is a great actor and has other great movies he's starred in as well, such as Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four and the Fantastic Four:Rise of the Soul Surfer. Hayley Atwell did a great job as fast as covering Peggy Carter and her attitude was perfected....

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Captain America! 0

I actually saw this movie openning night but didn't know that you could review movies here too(Or knew and forgot) this story takes place during WW2 and is an origin story for Cap.  I originally thought this film would be better then Thor but it turned out to be vice versa for me atleast. Good. Despite the previous statement the movie was good just liked Thor better story wise. The opening scene is very good it aludes to the Norse gods & Red Skull. Steve Rodger is portrayed greatly and the c...

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