Captain America: The First Avenger is a 2011 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America. The film was directed by Joe Johnston and stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, and Neal McDonough.
The film tells the story of Steve Rogers, a frail man transformed into the super-soldier Captain America during World War II, who must stop the Red Skull, who intends to use an artifact called the Tesseract as an energy-source for world domination.
In the conclusion of Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers/Captain America sacrifices himself by crashing a plane carrying the Tesseract, a powerful energy source, into the Arctic to prevent it from falling into the hands of the villainous Red Skull and his organization HYDRA.
Captain America: The First Avenger received generally positive reviews from critics. They praised the film for its action, performances, and its use of the source material. Some critics also noted that the film had a more old-fashioned, patriotic feel than the other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was a box office success, grossing over $370 million worldwide.