It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr. Erksine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erksine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany's head of its secret HYDRA research department, Johann Schmidt aka the Red Skull, Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot. However, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America and his war against Schmidt begins.
This appealed to me only through it's WW2 element and it's option for gaming and a bit of What If? thrown in but the lead actor (Chris Evans) is not bad as the Captain and plays the role well and Hugo Weaving plays the Red Skull with complete enthusiasm. There are legions of German Hydra troops, Hydra equipment (lovely stuff and cool uniforms) and eye candy, humour and plots to take over the world. The action is good, some cringing crap when he's a mascot for war bonds but the love interest Hayley Atwell is very good and quite beautiful, Tommy Lee Jones is a bit miscast but still likeable because he's who he is, it slows in a few places but overall worth a watch especially for the WW2 element to the movie and The Avengers element especially at the end.
...but you know me I was rooting for the bad guy at times.