Friday, April 4, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Rated PG-13 / 2 hr 16 min / Action - Adventure - Sci Fi

What is it about?

Captain America is back after his missions to take down Hydra during WWII and with the Avengers. He's now with SHIELD running missions and leading men into battle... sort of. These missions are of a more covert nature like what Navy Seals do. Their latest mission produces a thumb drive that has encrypted documents that Nick Fury can't even access. The documents were sealed by Nick Fury. That's when he begins to suspect that something is fishy within SHIELD. He voices his concerns to his superior. Then he is attacked and almost killed. He makes his way to Captain America's apartment. He hands Captain the thumb drive and tells him not to trust anyone. The Winter Soldier then shoots Nick Fury and disappears after Captain America gives a short chase.

You will like it if...

You like superhero action movies. From the previews I already knew a few things that people who aren't a fan of the comics wouldn't know. I can only imagine how those reveals would make them react. The storyline is excellent if a bit short. There's no time for story in this movie, the next action scene is only moments away. They stepped on the gas and never let up. If you like action movies this is the one to see. The cast is excellent especially Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, and Sebastian Stan. The special effects are just as good as any of the prior Marvel movies. I only have a few minor gripes. Sometimes the fight scenes seem a bit blurry, and they make use of the zoomed in jump cut. Both of those things make it difficult to see what is happening, but thankfully there are only a few quick spots where that is a problem. This is one of the best movies made for Marvel comicbook characters to date. If you have any interest in seeing this movie I would recommend that you do so.

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