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Captain America: The First Avenger

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Marvel goes to war...

1942: patriotic everyman Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wants to serve his country. One problem: he’s a 90lb asthmatic who can’t see over the steering wheel. Enter mad scientist Stanley Tucci and his super-soldier serum…

As you’d expect from Joe Johnston – the director of The Rocketeer – everything looks, sounds and feels just right for a nostalgic Saturday-matinee adventure.

The action’s impressive and the cast make the best of it, but 2D characters and a messy second half feel too much like flicking through the comics without reading them.

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