Captain America: The First Avenger

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A complete absence of cynicism, a crackling undercurrent of dry wit, and the classical purity of its golden-age Hollywood references distinguish this comic book adaptation relating the origins story of the titular superhero (Chris Evans). Director Joe Johnston displays a warm affinity for 1940s America as he chronicles the muscular warrior's battle against a rogue Nazi (Hugo Weaving) and his restrained romance with a fetching scientist (Hayley Atwell). Despite some scenes of destruction, the result is, for the most part, full-on family entertainment of the old school.

Watch out for: Much action violence, including gunplay.

Rated: A-II; MPAA: PG-13

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