Captain America: The First Avenger movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This movie can be entertaining for a while, but it just becomes boring and clichéd. Chris Evans stars in this comic book action movie with loud action and violence.


During WWII, when Steve Rogers is rejected by the military, he volunteers in an experiment that transforms him into Captain America. And now he must battle against a nazi organisation to protect his nation.

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Movie details

Director: Joe Johnston
Cast: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Toby Jones, Dominic Cooper, Stanley Tucci, Samuel L. Jackson
Writer: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Release Date (Australia): 28 July 2011
Runtime: 124 minutes/2h 4m
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Language: English, Norwegian

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (PG)

The film features military, war and science fiction themes, as well as action sequences that features sense of threat.

Violence (M)

The film features depictions of shooting that are sometimes accompanied by small blood spurts, as well as action sequences that feature fight scenes involving punching and kicking.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film includes use of coarse language throughout, including the words “ass”, “hell” and “son of a bitch”.

Nudity (G)

A man’s upper buttocks are briefly viewed as he pulls down his pants.

Sex (PG)

The film includes verbal sexual references using the word “fonduing”.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Your typical comic book superhero backstory with clichéd screenwriting, extremely flat pacing and standard action. But it’s the origin story of Captain America, and it’s undeniably likely that fans of Marvel, comic book superheroes and especially the action-packed origin stories of their favourite heroes might have fun watching this movie. It is entertaining for a while, but in the end, it’s just the average blockbuster with no new ideas.

Captain America: The First Avenger stars Chris Evans as a small man who’s rejected by the military and volunteers for an experiment that transforms him into Captain America. The most original concept in this movie is the whole nature surrounding him being a seemingly weak but somewhat unique man in the military, with the military part being the most creative. It’s absolutely typical, predictable and horribly clichéd at how he’s the-one-who-stands-out-from-them-all. He’s been the first one to retrieve the flag in something-teen years.

During the first act of the film, Chris Evans is tiny. Saying above that he stars as a small man wasn’t just an exaggerated way to describe him; he’s actually a very small person to where he’s almost unrecognisable other than his face, but that all flips when he’s transformed into Captain America. He becomes strong, muscular and fast, ready for some boring action, topped with dramatic action-styled music. This film might work out for some, but there’s absolutely nothing new other than just presenting a superhero’s origin story.

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