Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review

movie poster captain america 2Hello everyone! Long time no review. But let’s be honest, the movies that come out over the winter have been stinkers. And we know I only write reviews about movies that excite me. And finally one has come along!! Summer movies are here, and a month early! Awesome!!

The movie opens up with Rogers showing off his insane conditioning by running circles {literally} around Sam Wilson–a soon-to-be BFF of Rogers. Sadly their bonding time is cut off, when duty calls. The beginning part of the film illustrates that although the Cap was frozen for many years, he still has it. He can run 30 miles in 30 minutes and then take control of a captured ship with ease. He is a force to be reckoned with, and his shield just makes him more intimidating. But Rogers is lost. He visits his darling Peggy, who is in an old-folks home and has no other real friends. He has chemistry with Black Widow, but there is still a lack of trust in their relationship. Enter Sam Wilson, the first guy who treats Rogers like a real person in oh, 60 or so years. They have fun banter, bond over their military background and Wilson can still kick ass. He becomes a perfect side-kick to the Cap.

I liked the overall story in this film. Steve Rogers should feel lost. He is in a totally different time, knowing very few people and trusting half. The world is a different place, the people who should be doing the right thing are shady and the movie does a good job at showing him losing faith in the government. Thankfully, there is a big bad on the horizon–in a mysterious figure dubbed “The Winter Soldier”. He is as strong as Rogers and is lethal to anyone he sets his sights on. His identity is a big mystery, and once revealed, is a huge shock and the audience reaction made the movie better. And questions arise–is this mystery figure working on his own, or is he serving someone else? Who can we trust? Is S.H.E.I.L.D compromised? One of the best parts of the movie is that it is a mystery, and a smart one at that. Considering this is a sequel, the complexity of the story is impressive.

Obviously I loved the action sequences, I am a big sucker for those. I have read some reviews that people felt this movie was uneven. That the beginning was too slow and that the action did mesh well with it. I beg to differ. A good movie has a solid plot, grows its characters and then gets down and dirty, because you have been lead to love specific people and want harm to happen to the people who are trying to hurt them. This is the goal of this movie and it does it well. Sure some of the action was a bit unrealistic {Falcon jumping into a helicopter}, but if we can believe that a man born in 1918 can still be 30 years old, then we can believe that somehow these ordinary men can do these incredible feats.

captain america rrLast, but not least, the casting is what makes the story and action work. There are the regular–Chris Evans as Rogers {the best role for him, he embodies the Cap like no other actor could–you can feel his olde fashioned essence within him}. Samuel L Jackson as Fury, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow. They work well together and it’s nice to see some chemistry between Rogers and Widow develop. New faces, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka Falcon and Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce aka head honcho of S.H.E.I.L.D. Loved me some Mackie as Flacon. He is smart, funny and a great person for Rogers to interact with. Their friendship feels natural and you know that he is the best wingman for Rogers {pun intended!}. It is nice to have Redford back on the big screen. He has huge stage presence and every scene he was in echoed with importance, seriously he ate up the screen! You want to believe he is good but also worry he might be shady and he treads the line very well.

This is a great follow-up to the first film and The Avengers. Get your ass off that chair and get into the theatre! You won’t regret seeing this! Summer has come early my friends!!


~ by xine23 on April 6, 2014.

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