Captain America: The First Avenger
2011
***½
Director: Joe Johnston
Cast: Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, Stanley Tucci

In 1942, the scrawny, asthmatic Steve Rogers enters WW2 through the back door by becoming Captain America through Dr. Erskine’s super soldier experiment. In the meanwhile, his future nemesis Red Skull attempts to harness the powers of Tesseract to reshape the world. Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces one of its most pivotal superheroes. In his first movie, Captain America is still a clean-cut all-American war hero who fights against cartoonish Hydra nazis. The movie is likeable and entertaining. Steve Rogers returns in Marvel’s the Avengers and his own 2014 sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier.