CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
8.30PM, TDT ★★ ★
As Captain America was very much a product of US wartime sensibilities in the early 1940s, it must be stated upfront this is a peculiarly old- fashioned action film. Chris Evans stars as Steve Rogers, an under- nourished, over- patriotic wannabe soldier deemed too puny for active duty by Uncle Sam. With all his friends heading off to World War II, Steve is so desperately determined to join them that he allows himself to become the guinea pig for a top- secret military experiment. Injected with a radioactive super- serum by a kindly scientist ( Stanley Tucci), Steve grows from geek to gargantuan in an instant. Now blessed with speed, refl exes and endurance capabilities superior to every soldier on the planet, the powers-that-be transform Steve into a PR-friendly figure they dub Captain America.
To the rescue: Chris Evans plays the titular hero in the old- fashioned action fi lm Captain America: The First Avenger.