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Still shot from the movie: Captain America: The First Avenger.

Captain America: The First Avenger

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. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 123
Theater Release: 22 Jul 2011
Video Release: 25 Oct 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

During one attack scene, Patty participates without wearing a helmet while all the male soldiers are outfitted for war. How does this portrayal play into her role in this story? How are other women depicted in this movie? Are their soldiering efforts ever taken seriously? Or are they merely included for eye candy?

How doe the computer-generated effects in the movie help create the feel of a comic book? What other factors contribute? What are the challenges of bringing a comic book character to life?

Why does Steve refuse to let his size keep him from being involved in the war? How can weaknesses contribute to the development of other strengths?

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