Captain America: The First Avenger rating info

Captain America: The First Avenger

Overall B+

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.

Violence C-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B-
Substance Use C+

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

Run Time: 123 minutes

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

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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Captain America: The First Avenger
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Children, Violence.
Ontario PG Frightening Scenes.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Captain America: The First Avenger"

Cast and Crew

Captain America: The First Avenger is directed by Joe Johnston and stars Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Captain America: The First Avenger movie is October 25, 2011. Here are some details…

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

Related home video titles:

Chris Evans stars in another superhero role as Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four and Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Captain America: The First Avenger isn’t the only movie where filmmakers have been faced with the challenge of altering a character’s body. The actors and crew of Cast Away put production on hold for two years to allow Tom Hanks to lose weight. (He put on 50 pounds for the movie’s opening scenes, but needed to appear to have been stranded for several years for the rest of the production.) A body double was used for Brad Pitt’s character in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and the head of Armie Hammer was imposed on the body of actor Josh Pence’s body so he could play twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss in The Social Network.

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