Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Who can we trust? Nobody? Got it.

The Cap is back. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans and his impressive torso) is still trying to fit in the modern world. He makes friends with a fellow vet, Sam (gorgeous Anthony Mackie) he dodges relationship questions from his co worker, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson, with a distracting wig) oh, and S.H.I.E.L.D has become compromised from the inside. Now on top of not knowing who to trust, he has to deal with a new threat in the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) who is actually Rogers' old pal Bucky Barnes.

There's a lot of great things in CA2. First, we finally get a scene with Rogers and Peggy together again, and it's just as sweet as I always imagined. We get to see Nick Fury REALLY kick some ass. We get to see PG-13 violence stretched to it's limit. (Seriously, I was kind of surprised) and of course we get some pretty damn cool action scenes. Sure, this film ends up suffering from "where the fuck are the other avengers" syndrome, but that's something we're going to have to accept. 

The plot may seem like a lot to take in at times, and if I still watched Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, I'd be really interested in how the events of this film are going to affect that show. The real treat for me was actually the first scene after the credits, as it sets up Avengers: Age of Ultron nicely. (The last scene after the credits really isn't anything special. Maybe I'm just a jerk) It's hard not to get excited over a Marvel movie.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: A-

Memorable Quote: "They don't exactly put the numbers on the outside.." - Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson)

14 comments:

  1. Nice review :) I absolutely loved this film.
    Apparently there's a reason why the other Avengers weren't in this and they'll explore that in Age of Ultron. In Marvel I trust.

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    1. I'm glad they will address it. Of course we know budgets would be insane if they included them all in every film. But come one, the only one with a legit excuse for not being there is Thor.

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  2. That mid-credits scenes was so awesome. I seriously wished it was next year already so I could see Scarlet Witch kicking ass.

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    1. I can't wait to see Lizzie and Aaron. Seriously love those too. (Obviously because Elizabeth Olsen is now just "Lizzie" lol)

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  3. I gave up on Agents Of SHEILD after 4 or 5 episodes. They weren't bad... but they weren't interesting either. For someone who doesn't watch a lot of TV shows it just wasn't enough.

    Loved this movie... and yeah it does make Agents Of SHEILD a bit more intriguing!

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    1. I think I gave up after 8-9 episodes. Someone did spoil the ending for the AoS episode that aired last night, and it actually DOES make it more intriguing..maybe I'll tape the next episode.

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  4. Good review Brittani. It's a whole bunch of fun that rarely ever seems to let-up. Even when it is diving into loads and loads of exposition.

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    1. They really could've used Hulk to fight that Winter Soldier. lol

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  5. Agent of SHIELD tonight was great! I wasn't going to watch it tonight but the buzz all over twitter made me watch it so I wouldn't be spoiled. If anything just watch tonight's episode. It really ties into the movie.

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    1. Yeah, I heard about Ward. They never replay AoS after it originally airs..which is stupid because I swear every other show does that. I'll have to find it online somewhere.

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  6. I really enjoyed this one too, but I still prefer the first film. That said, I liked this more than Iron Man 3 and Thor 2.

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    1. This is right up there with Thor 2 for me. I'm not sure which I liked better, but yes. This is definitely better than Iron Man 3

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