The parade of Marvel Comics heroes who got big-screen treatment during the summer wrapped up with this earnest adventure, set during the World War II era the title character originally belonged to. After his "Fantastic Four" rounds as another Marvel-ous icon,
Chris Evans plays Steve Rogers, a weakling transformed by a military experiment into a powerful crusader for justice. Hugo Weaving ("The Matrix") co-stars as his prime nemesis, the Red Skull. Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci and Hayley Atwell also appear, and Samuel L. Jackson pops up again as Marvel's Nick Fury. DVD extra: digital copy of the movie. *** (PG-13: AS, V) (Also on Blu-ray)
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'Captain America: The First Avenger'
Chris Evans (Paramount Studios)