SUN­DAY

CAP­TAIN AMER­ICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

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.

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