Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Movie Review

Captain America

Marvel’s original icon, Captain America gets his long overdue sequel. The movie is set in the period after the alien invasion of New York caused by Loki. This movie was directed by Anthony Russo and stars Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Agent Natasha Romanov, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, Samuel L Jackson as Director Nick Fury, Robert Redford as Secretary Alexander Pierce and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill.

The story is simple; S.H.I.E.L.D is building a new fleet of hellicarriers that will enable it to eliminate any target anywhere on Earth. Captain America objects to the idea but Fury takes no heed to this. Unfortunately a large part of S.H.I.E.L.D, as Captain America finds out is loyal to HYDRA which has survived the World War and is deeply entrenched within S.H.I.E.L.D. As if that wasn’t bad enough, a master assassin known simply as the “Winter Soldier” has been tasked with eliminating Captain America and his companions.

This movie was as good if not even better than the first movie in the series Captain America: The First Avenger. It had the excellent special effects one would associate with any Marvel movie and a good storyline as well. The movie rivalled the Avengers movie in all aspects and was far superior to Iron Man 3.

This movie will appeal not only to Marvel fans but pretty much anyone who loves good old fashioned brawling and explosions . The only disappointing part of the movie was the fact that there wasn’t a cameo by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) which would have made the whole movie a lot better, that being said the movie did have a few funny one liners here and there which broke the suspense and urgency one could feel in the movie.

The movie is intense throughout and not a moment of it is boring or features an identity crisis that is the mainstay of many Marvel movies, it’s just hardcore fighting, the kind everyone knows and loves, there’s nothing particularly fascinating about the movie, and no innovation of any sort, this movie is surely greater than expected but not by much, it was no doubt a good movie, but it wasn’t a great movie.

This movie is one you simply have to see, it’s extremely entertaining and just might make Captain America your favourite Avenger. The ending, as is common with many Marvel movies is a tiny trailer to the sequel, but you as a reader will have to figure that out for yourself.