Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review

By: Collin McDonald

Disclaimer: This article may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

During the past few years, Marvel Studios has released a plethora of action packed adventure movies starring some of the most beloved super-heroes ever. Whether it was Thor, The Hulk, or Iron Man, Marvel consistently has developed major international box office successes. One of the most recent additions to the Marvel universe has been the vintage hero Captain America. With the first movie released in 2011, Captain America: The First Avenger garnered a reasonable amount of reviews and revenue, but it was not the groundbreaking success it was initially anticipated to be. However, quite recently the sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier was released and I have to say that it does not disappoint.

Before I saw it, I assumed that the action would be too overwhelming and hence influence character development and the overall plot for the worse. However, I have to say that I was impressed. Yes, there was an insane amount of action, but it did not interfere with other aspects of the movie. Also, it was not one of those action movies where after a while you get sick of watching the fighting, explosions, and all that drama. From the beginning to the very end, my eyes were glued to the screen. Scarlett Johansson played the tough heroine, Black Widow, beautifully and Chris Evans did an adequate job in his role as Captain America. Samuel L. Jackson was also impeccable in his role as Nick Fury. In my opinion, no one can play the role like he does.

Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier commences with Steve Rogers (Captain America) living in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the technological age of the 21st century after being taken out of from the ice he was cryogenically frozen in. However, when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes submerged in a complex web of scandal that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with Black Widow, Captain America embarks on a journey to expose the conspiracy while fighting off assassins that were sent to terminate him. Later in the movie, Captain America and the Black Widow find help in a new ally, the Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie. However, they soon find themselves up against a challenging villain, The Winter Soldier. This sequel ties into the original Captain America installment very well and consists of many witty remarks to compliment the abundance of action packed scenes that transpire throughout the movie.

Photo Courtesy by Marvel Studios/ Disney

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