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While an enjoyable film, Captain America: The First Avenger is not as one of a kind as its title character; its plot becomes predictable by the later half of the movie. Once Steve Rogers transforms into the extraordinary supersoldier, the plot ironically becomes less impressive. But like the star-spangled superhero, the film’s true strength lies not in displays of physical prowess, but in the soul of Steve Rogers, who exhibits such selfless and courageous qualities that the audience immediately accepts him for the ideal soldier, sans the physical fitness which can be solved with a dose of super serum. The film is equipped with a star-studded cast with the likes of hunky leading man Chris Evans, and renowned co-stars Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper and Hayley Atwell. Fortunately for the film, its famed actors are yet another element that makes it memorable and prevents its predictable plot from rendering it a forgettable superhero movie.
My rating: 3.5/5 stars (TALK-o-meter: “Good, not great.”)