Monday, April 7, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review

Hello Everyone,

This week's Movie Monday features the latest movie from Marvel Studios: Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, and Joss Whedon (post-credits). Written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. 

IMDB Storyline: Two years after the events of The Avengers, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) lives in Washington, D.C., continues to work for the espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D., and struggles to adapt to contemporary society. After meeting and befriending former Pararescue war veteran and PTSD counselor Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) on a morning jog, Rogers is called to help save a S.H.I.E.L.D. vessel from Algerian pirates led by Georges Batroc. Aboard, he discovers fellow agent Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) extracting data from the ship's computers, something Rogers was not briefed on. At S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) introduces Rogers to Project Insight; three Helicarriers linked to spy satellites and designed to preemptively eliminate threats. Steve Rogers struggles to embrace this role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. 

My thoughts: First thing you must understand is that I did not read the comic so I am not aware of the storyline nor was I ever a huge Captain America fan. He always felt like he should have been a DC character. I do not know how to explain it but if you know both the DC characters and the Marvel Characters you can understand what I am trying to say. 

I must admit I did enjoy this movie and did not feel the 136 minutes while I was watching it. It ran smooth and did not have any lagging parts. The action was fun and had the appropriate amount of explosions to keep you engaged. 

In this movie we are introduced to Sam Wilson aka Falcon who is played by Anthony Mackie. Falcon is such a cool character on screen that you almost want to strap the wings on and go out flying. The dynamic between Mackie and Evans on screen was great. They developed a great rapport early on and you can understand how they were able to work together so easily and seemlessly. 

The Winter Soldier is as epic as you saw him in the commercials. The reveal of the identity of the Winter Soldier was well done and had the audience gasp in surprise. I will not spoil it for so you do not worry. Overall the movie was well done and I look forward to The Avengers 2 and Captain America 3. 

FYI: There are mid and post credit scenes so keep you butt in the seat until the screen is blank to catch all of them. Also there are talks of a Dr. Strange movie which is why he was mentioned in the movie.

What did you think of the movie. Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Post by Vikki
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