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(2011) (Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving) (PG-13)

Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Heavy
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Mild
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Mild
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme

Action: A 90-pound weakling is turned into a muscular, WWII super soldier and sets out to stop a German madman who's intent on obtaining unlimited power and a desire to rule the world.
It's 1942 and Steve Rogers (CHRIS EVANS) is a 90-pound weakling from Brooklyn who wants to join the U.S. military like his best friend, James "Bucky" Barnes (SEBASTIAN STAN), but is repeatedly denied due to his physical size and health issues. His persistence, however, hasn't gone unnoticed, especially by those working for the Strategic Scientific Research, a top-secret venture designed to create an army of super soldiers. Heading that is German émigré Dr. Abraham Erskine (Dr. Erskine TUCCI) who was once forced to work for Nazis Johann Schmidt (HUGO WEAVING) and Dr. Zola (TOBY JONES) of the Hydra division, but fled that regime to continue his research for the good guys.

With British liaison Peggy Carter (HAYLEY ATWELL) and doubtful U.S. Col. Chester Phillips (TOMMY LEE JONES) among those involved in the project, Erskine and rich weapons inventor Howard Stark (DOMNIC COOPER) inject Steve with an experimental serum that instantly turns him into a much taller and far more muscular super soldier. But a Nazi spy destroys the experiment, leaving Steve as the only such warrior. U.S. Senator Brandt then sees him far more valuable as a promotional figure to sell war bonds, and thus the young man goes on tour as Captain America.

However, he really wants to be on the front line and gets the chance when he uses his enhanced physical abilities and a high-tech shield to go on a one-man rescue mission where he saves the lives of several hundred prisoners. But with Schmidt, a.k.a. the Red Skull, using a similar serum on himself while also creating futuristic and quite powerful weapons, Steve must race against time to find the megalomaniac and stop him before he takes over the world.

Older preteen and teenage boys (and some girls) probably will, especially if they're fans of the comic book, movies based on such comic books and/or anyone who appears in the cast.
For intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action.

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