It's Captain America vs the Nazis

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 04 August, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 04 August, 2011, 12:00am


Captain America turned 70 this year, but he is still going strong. Here comes his first big-screen adventure: The First Avenger.

During the second world war, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wants to join the army but fails the physical exam. Although scrawny and weak, he has a strong will and is selected for an experimental super-soldier programme. By drinking a serum, he transforms into Captain America.

His first mission is to fight a Nazi terrorist organisation led by Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), who is threatening the safety of the United States. Captain America must do everything in his power to save his nation and live up to his heroic name.

Captain America has long been a character dear to the hearts of Marvel comic book fans. No expense was spared on this latest venture.

Director Joe Johnston and 1,000 crew members shot the film in eight cities in Britain to give it an authentic 1940s feel.

Advisers who worked on other Marvel blockbusters such as Iron Man and Thor lent their expertise.

The first Captain America comic book went on sale in December 1940 - a full year before the United States entered the war.

Captain America: The First Avenger opens tomorrow