During World War Two, Stanley Tucci’s new serum transforms plucky but puny Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) into a strapping supersoldier.

Dubbed Captain America, he’s put on morale-boosting propaganda tours but, when his best friend is captured at the front, he joins the conflict, armed with his trademark shield. And he’s just the man who’s needed to take on Hugo Weaving’s Nazi villain, Red Skull.

Bright and sparkling with period details and bang up-to-date special effects, this fantasy is enjoyably nostalgic and adventurous.

Hayley Atwell shines as Evans’ British-agent love interest, while Weaving makes the most of his role.