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