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Movie Review: Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014)

Plot Synopsis: Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role
in the modern world and battles a new threat from
old history: the Soviet agent known as the
Winter Soldier.
Marvel Entertainment
Runtime: 2 hours, 16 minutes
Rated: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence, gunplay,
and action throughout)
Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson,
Robert Redford
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
It’s the third addition in the Captain American line-up, and it’s doing what we want it to do: Please the comic book fans and those who couldn’t care less about comics, making it a fast and fun hit for just about all audiences.

As Rogers continues to fill in the gaps from waking up in a fast-paced world, he is faced with a new threat in the form of an old enemy. This new enemy has a familiar face, one that will only add to the difficulties he faces in adapting to a new world where the enemies are more subtle and deadlier than ever before, and where even S.H.I.E.L.D. is left compromised.

Car crashes aplenty will not fail to satisfy, but perhaps a sappy and childish “we are friends till the end!” storyline will. An overly dramatic side-story (one that, at one point, involves a brief reuniting with Rogers and his old lover...who is still alive all these years after World War II) is also something that could have been dropped.

The same can be said of most of the highly improbable stunts – many of which demand the taking of extravagant liberties with physics – but with some amazingly enticing fight scenes as a result. Redford doesn't exactly sell himself well, but everyone else manages to connect, including Anthony Mackie as Falcon. Scarlett Johansson is, as usual, stunningly effective in her role as Black Widow.

It’s exacerbation of employed technologies reminds us, in not a few places, of the “fiction” aspects of its science. But there is plenty of stinging story in Winter Soldier to be all the rave with audiences—and one with a sustained sense of humor throughout (not to mention an ingrained sense of patriotism that is just not seen in any other comic book film).


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