The First AvengerDVD - 2011
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The 5th movie to be released, but the action takes place in the 1940s, decades before the other films released ahead of it.
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Captain_America_1907 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
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You are deluded, Captain. You pretend to be a simple soldier, but in reality you are just afraid to admit that we have left humanity behind. Unlike you, I embrace it proudly. Without fear!
(Steve) I thought you were dead!
(Bucky) I thought you were SHORTER.
(Red Skull) *to Captain America* Arrogance may not be a uniquely American trait, but I must say, you do it better than anyone.
"I don't want to kill anyone. I don't like bullies, no matter where they're from."
S.H.I.E.L.D: Are you alright Mr. Rogers?
Steve: Yeah, but...I had a date!
What is this? Steak. What is in it?
Cow. I do not eat meat. Why not?
It does not agree with me. What about cyanide? Does that give you the rumbly tummy too?
Violence: A person is shredded by a propeller (not as bad as it sounds) is still a PG-13 Marvel movie and has the same type of violence as the other MCU movies.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: A villain is destroyed by the Tesseract. Not bloody. Two sad scenes.
Violence: Comic book action violence. A villain commits suicide with cyanide to avoid capture.
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In March 1942, Nazi officer Johann Schmidt and his men invade Tønsberg, Norway, to steal a mysterious Tesseract[a] possessing untold powers. Meanwhile, in New York City, Steve Rogers is rejected for World War II military duty because of various health and physical issues. While attending an exhibition of future technologies with his friend Bucky Barnes, Rogers again attempts to enlist. Overhearing Rogers' conversation with Barnes about wanting to help in the war, Dr. Abraham Erskine allows Rogers to enlist. He is recruited in the Scientific Strategic Reserve as part of a "super-soldier" experiment under Erskine, Col. Chester Phillips, and British agent Peggy Carter. Phillips is unconvinced by Erskine's claims that Rogers is the right person for the procedure, but relents after seeing Rogers commit an act of self-sacrificing bravery. The night before the treatment, Erskine reveals to Rogers that Schmidt underwent an imperfect version of the procedure and suffered side-effects.