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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

2014 Film from Marvel Entertainment starring Chris Evans

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Captain America shows them how its done.

  • Apr 7, 2014
I'll be honest with you, I wasn't all that excited for this movie when I saw the first trailer. The first Captain America was a dud, my vote for the worst Marvel movie leading up to The Avengers. In the second wave we've been treated to a God awful Iron Man 3, one of my picks for worst movies of 2013, and a Thor that, while pretty cool, didn't wow me in the same way as some of Marvel's better films did. The Winter Soldier looked to me like just another obligatory movie they had to do to set up The Avengers 2. Cool? Maybe, but ultimately something people are going to forget in a year or so. Well, as Thorin Oakenshield would say, I have never been so wrong.
Set a short time after The Avengers, Captain America finds himself working for Nick Furry and Shield, though he's conflicted about the organizations goals and tactics and finds himself butting heads with them as much as working with them. The Captain sees Shield as playing to people’s fears and taking advantage of that instead of protecting people’s freedom, and he seems to have a point. Shield plans to launch three new Helo Carriers with the ability to take out any human being in the planet easily, efficiently, and without putting any lives in danger to do so. Sound familiar? Captain America, being the boyscout that he is, disproves, but being the solider that he is doesn't know quite what to do about it. That all changes when The Winter Soldier, a super assassin on a vendetta against Shield, shows up and starts wreaking havoc. But who is this Winter Soldier, who does he work for, and what is their plan?
I guess the thing I love most about this movie is the way it morphs a standard super hero flick with a healthy touch of James Bond. This isn't your everyday gun ho action flick like we're used to from Marvel, and it’s also a far cry from the dreary, brooding recent DC adaptions we've had. Cap's punches a lot of guys in the face, sure, sure, but deep down in this movies heart it’s a spy flick through and through with a healthy dose of super humans and high tech weaponry. And you know what? I approve. Captain America fits perfectly in a movie like this and gets incredible support from Black Widow, Hawkman (not to be confused with Hawk Eye who, sadly, doesn't appear in this film) and Agent Robin Sparkles. Together with Nick Furry they make a hell of a team.
Along with having a great cast of hero's we're also treated to some great villains as well. Besides Loki Marvel villains... well, they're kind of lame. Let’s be honest, who here cares about Red Mask, or Dark Eldar, or Human Torch want to be's? Forgettable, one shot, lame villains the lot of them. Though The Winter Soldier himself was, I will admit, a bit of a disappointment once the mystery about him was stripped away, he's not the only one Cap's and company has to deal with. I'm not going to spoil anything for you but I will say the villains, and the threat they pose, are the best in the Marvel universe besides Loki himself.
Marvel has made some incredible movies. Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and especially The Avengers were all fantastic films. Captain America: The Winter Soldier deserves to stand among these as one of their best. The action is just incredible, the characters and villains memorable, and it breathes life into the Captain America franchise. If you are a super hero fan, you owe it to yourself to see this film. You will not be disappointed.

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review by . October 03, 2014
There has been a ton of hype about the recently released (and very successful) "Guardians of the Galaxy" film. Needless to say, the film did manage to live up to the hype and showed that Marvel could take characters that are fairly unknown out of comic reading circles and make an excellent film with them. I saw it and I loved it, but the real shining star in Marvel's cinematic releases this year has got to be "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."    Cap's first film was very …
Quick Tip by . May 27, 2014
I saw it and liked it! It was much better than Man of Steel (the fight scenes in that film were ridiculously bad).Still can't figure out the tricks that they do to make Chris Evans a puny Steve Rogers. Was wondering how what happens to SHIELD in this film affects the TV series.
Quick Tip by . August 07, 2013
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Of all the upcoming Marvel Comics movies, this is one I really want to see. Not for the action, not for the Stan lee cameo, not for the after credits scene, not for the possible tie in to the Avengers sequel. I want to see this movie for Steve. Last time we saw Steve he was valiantly saving the world in World War 2, then his plane crashed and he disappeared. 70 years later he is found frozen alive in a block of ice and he gets a second chance at life, but before he has a chance to take in the new …
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier begins production today, and along with this pensive behind-the-scenes photo, Marvel Studios has declassified a few new details about the upcoming sequel.

While the 2011 original was set during World War II, the sequel — as expected — takes place largely in the present day following the events of last summer’s The Avengers. And for those unfamiliar with comic book lore, the subtitle refers not to a snowbound Chris Evans, but to a villainous bio-engineered warrior created from a familiar figure we’ve seen before in the hero’s past (more on that later.)

The sequel, due in theaters April 4, 2014, is being directed by brothers Anthony and Joseph Russo, taking a feature-film leap after groundbreaking sitcom work on the TV shows Community and Arrested Development.

Here’s the new intel Marvel released today about the film:

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• Marvel loves to throw in brief appearances by other characters, but Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury will not turn up as mere cameos. Instead, today’s start-of-shooting announcement suggests they will have major supporting roles in Winter Soldier. Cap will find himself tangling with top leadership of S.H.I.E.L.D., which suggests Fury will also get some major screen time. Meanwhile, the ...

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