Captain America: The Winter Soldier(2014)
In heroes we trust.
Two years after we last saw Captain America in The Avengers, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) teams up with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) to uncover a globe-spanning conspiracy within SHIELD and battle the mysterious Winter Soldier. Screen legend Robert Redford joins the cast as Nick Fury's (Samuel L. Jackson) boss, Alexander Pierce.... More
Aboard a SHIELD ship taken by Algerian pirates, Rogers learns that Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, has her own set of orders from Fury that differ from his. After confronting Fury, he's introduced to a secretive project, Operation: Insight, which will allow the organisation to pre-emptively police the planet - the master project of SHIELD head honcho Pierce. When Fury is attacked and shot by superhuman assassin the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Rodgers and Romanoff become unsure of who to trust...Hide
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BY Dominic Corry Flicks Writer
Ever since they showed the big boys how it was done with 2008's Iron Man, Marvel Studios has consistently set an impossibly high standard for itself, which it even more impossibly continues to meet.... More
This creates a situation where it is easy to be blasé about a film that could be considered mind-blowingly good in any other context. This is the case with me and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It is very well-made, consistently eye-popping and features many cool ideas. It meets the ridiculous standard set by its movie brethren, but yet doesn't push the boundaries of the form in the ways it perhaps could've. Thor: The Dark World suffered from similar issues – there was nothing wrong with it, yet felt a bit too much like more of the same.
I'm probably being a bit harsh because Captain America: The First Avenger is my absolute favourite of all the Marvel movies, and I was hoping for something special here.
All that said, there is a lot of great stuff in the film, most notably the way super soldier hand-to-hand combat is portrayed – Cap kicks butt here like nobody ever has in a superhero movie before, and it's a joy to watch. The new characters are fun, and Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow provides a nice counterpoint to Chris Evans' titular boy scout.
However, the stated influence of '70s political thrillers like The Parallax View and Three Days of the Condor never translates into anything remotely subtle, and the plot plays out slowly and obviously with no surprises.
As a comics fan who grew up revering Cap's status in the Marvel Universe, I loved seeing the scenarios in this film play out. As a true believer in the post-Avengers creative expansion of Marvel's cinematic universe, I wanted a little more.Hide
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BY The_Chihuahua superstar
Now I've never been a great fan of Captain America but this is slowly changing. Choosing stars like Chris Evan to play the Capt and Scarlett Johansson, The Black Widow. This movie is just not pleasing to the eye characteristically but graphically too.
Storyline is not bad either, tying in nicely with the TV Series MARVEL agents of SHIELD which I have also learned to like! I hope this is a trend that will continue to grow instead of being a one off fluke!
BY JackWallace superstar
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