Sound Off: Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
April 4, 2014
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? In heroes we trust. Now playing everywhere is Marvel Studio's latest, Captain America: The Winter Soldier a sequel to Captain America but also a follow-up to The Avengers and even Iron Man 3 in a way. The focus is on Cap, played again by Chris Evans, as well as Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow working for SHIELD plus Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury. There's also Anthony Mackie as Falcon getting in the mix. So how is this sequel? Any better? An action classic or comic book mess? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Marvel's Captain America 2.
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To fuel the fire, I just saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier last night and yes, I'm with everyone else, this movie is awesome. I was very impressed by what the Russo Brothers have delivered, it's an exciting action movie with some incredible set pieces (the car chase scene alone is fantastic, along with everything else) and a compelling story at its core that progresses the characters. What more could you ask for? Yea it gets a bit cheesy, and I love the way Cap sometimes jumps out of a building or out of plane to get somewhere without giving a crap about landing and hurting himself. But brushing aside those minor issues, it's such an entertaining and better-than-average action movie that shows Marvel can still up the ante as they continue.
As long as they keep the focus on Captain America's values as a hero, I'm happy with where they take the character, because it's really all about him staying true to his beliefs. Evans does a great job as Cap, but I was also impressed by Johansson this time around. More than anything, the Russo Brothers really give us some outstanding action to enjoy wrapped around a fairly interesting modern thriller storyline. Yea there's all kind of wacky comic book twists in the second half, but it has to go there to keep the Marvel Cinematic Universe satisfied. I'm not sure about this Arnim Zola guy, but I hope this is all leading to something good.
What did you think of Marvel's Captain America sequel? Awesome modern action, or boring?
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