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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

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After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending USA ideals.

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It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr. Erskine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erskine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany's secret HYDRA research department (headed by Johann Schmidt, a.k.a. the Red Skull), Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot; however, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America, and his war against Schmidt begins. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$65,058,524 (USA) (22 July 2011)

Gross:

$176,636,816 (USA) (4 November 2011)
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Originally cameo appearances were planned in the film for Namor the Sub-Mariner, the Prince of Atlantis, but this was scrapped. See more »

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When Steve Rogers is chasing the assassin through New York City, he jumps in the air several times, revealing the soles of his feet, which always stay clean and never appear to get dirty. See more »

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xerox could have done a better job
11 October 2011 | by (Khuzdar Residentual Area) – See all my reviews

The only reason this movie ended up with more as 1 star is because some hardcore nationalist Hollywood lovers didn't write honest reviews. Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against remakes nor Hollywood, but this is just uninspired crap. I like any kind of movies. But movies ought to be made by people who enjoy making them, they should be skilled. Willing to put effort in making a good movie. This guy is allowed to make movies because he is from a rich influential family.

Joe Johnston must be one of the least talented directors these days. None of his work is original and all of his movies are cheap copies. this is the same, he saw a movie. Liked it, but just didn't understand it. it doesn't even come close to the original. Everything is just worse as the original Mr India. Camera work, story (that doesn't work out anymore) de fighting is lame, making it not offending for the American audience by cutting out the superhero power of invisiblity totally destroyed the story. The actor had to be a pretty face, too bad he didn't have acting skills with it. This untalented director shouldn't even be allowed to sell pop-corn in a cinema. Too bad mom and dad had money.

Johnston has a solid resume built on making these safe, PG-13 commercials for kids. He's perfect for Marvel and their toy commer...I mean..."movies" Its a direct insult to the real Mr India, and Mr. Johnston didn't even pay for the rights to rip it. Please don't watch it, get Mr India instead. This one will only make you vomit But still who like the movies like Memento, Shwashank Redemption shall watch this one.


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