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Captain America: The First Avenger


Jul 22, 2011

Latest Home Video

Oct 25, 2011

MPAA Rating



Joe Johnston


Chris Evans
Hugo Weaving
Tommy Lee Jones


2011 Paramount Pictures

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When he fails to pass the test for military service, a young man (Chris Evans) agrees to take part in a secretive government research project. Subjected to an experimental serum, he becomes the US Army's first line of defense as Captain America.

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Why Is Captain America: The First Avenger Rated PG-13?

Captain America: The First Avenger is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action.

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Violence: A falling wall crushes a man. Characters are shot at close range, some on screen. A man’s clothing is splattered with the blood of one of his victims. Numerous scenes depict intense hand-to-hand combat and warfare including gunfire, explosions, tank use and bombs. Soldiers with bloody injuries and corpses are seen. A character is beaten in an alley. A woman punches a man and knocks him to the ground. Brief medical procedures are shown. A character commits suicide by ingesting poison. A child is held as a hostage. A man steals a car during a chase scene and fires shots on a busy city street. Characters are vaporized with a special gun. A woman fires a gun point-blank at a man. A character falls over a cliff and dies. A man flies through a propeller with bloody results. Characters are bullied. Infrequent grotesque images are portrayed.

Sexual Content: Showgirls are shown in dance costumes. A man moons another character (not seen on screen). Couples kiss.

Language: The script includes infrequent mild profanities, some slurs, and name-calling. Brief vulgar comments are made along with some mild sexual references.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink or are shown in bars on several occasions. Some characters drink liberally. A man attempts, without success, to get drunk. Characters are injected with an unproven serum.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Violence.
AB PG Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children.
MB PG Not Recommended For Children, Violence.
ON PG Frightening Scenes.
QC G Not Recommended for Young Children.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Home Video Notes: Captain America: The First Avenger

Release Date: 25 October 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger comes to home video on October 25, 2011. Bonus extras include:

- Audio Commentary with director Joe Johnston, cinematographer Shelly Johnson and editor Jeffrey Ford

- Featurettes

- Deleted Scenes

- Marvel One Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer

- The Avengers animated series trailer

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JR says: Nov. 16, 2011

An awful movie; especially for children. Mine didn’t really understand what was going on (and neither did I!) and lost interest about 20 minutes into it. Green Lantern was far more entertaining than this disaster.

Classified Information says: Apr. 12, 2012

Good movie. It had its cheesy parts, but hey, don’t they all? It wasn’t as good as Thor, but it came pretty close. Just like any other comic book-based film, expect a great deal of explosions, hand-to-hand combat, and there is also some gunfire(come on, its a film based on the 1900’s!)Mild flirting, one kiss, and some tight-fitting dance costumes is all i can remember. Some drinking and smoking throughout the film, and a bit more language than Thor; but it’s all mild. Overall, a very good movie.

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