The American hero returns to the big screen in Marvel’s newest film Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
The movie opens with Steve Rogers (Captain America) after the events seen in The Avengers, adjusting to a somewhat normal routine. It is apparent that Cap is struggling with the way S.H.I.E.L.D. is handling the prospect of terrorism in the nation because their methods of action contradict everything he stands for. These methods, however, turn into S.H.I.E.L.D.’s downfall, thanks to the villain in the movie. Captain America faces off against the Winter Solider, a super-soldier like himself, but with a metal arm. The fight sequences between these two make for an action-packed movie. Here is a full synopsis of the movie:
After the cataclysmic events in New York with his fellow Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Capt. America (Chris Evans), lives in the nation’s capital as he tries to adjust to modern times. An attack on a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague throws Rogers into a web of intrigue that places the whole world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and a new ally, the Falcon, Rogers struggles to expose an ever-widening conspiracy, but he and his team soon come up against an unexpected enemy.
Introducing Falcon into the story pushed the plot forward, as well as providing some great chemistry and comical dialogue between him and Cap. You will be glad to see some returning characters such as Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), and more. Through all of the chaos in this movie, some may ask: “Why didn’t the Avengers come together to help Captain America?” I found myself thinking the same thing. Perhaps the answer will be brought up in a later film, but, for now, we are left wondering. Nonetheless, the movie remained fast-paced and kept me on the edge of my seat. The fight sequences often made me cringe, as I felt the force of each blow.
This movie is filled with intrigue, thrilling action scenes, and twists that keep the audience attentive. Typically with longer films, moviegoers lose interest half way through only to be captivated again towards the end. However, this is not so with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. From the beginning I felt completely engulfed in this world that Marvel has created, and was left guessing as to what came next. I highly recommend this movie to everyone, even if you haven’t seen the first Captain America movie.
WARNING: The rest of this article will cover some spoilers, and if you have not seen the film, you may want to stop reading now. Continue reading at your own risk.
Typically, Marvel films tend to have post-credit scenes that gives the audience a sneak peek at what’s to come. This was, of course, true for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The first scene shows a possible villain in the upcoming movies with Loki’s scepter. It also shows a young man, and woman who are apparently twins. Sound familiar? This of course is a setup to the events of Avengers 2: Age of Ultron. The twins are obviously new heroes, known in the comic book world as “Quicksilver,” and “Scarlet Witch.” Interesting enough, right? Well, there is more to be said. During the film, one of the bad guys is interrogated, and forced to provide our heroes with valuable information. Along with this information, he tells of possible threats to their organization (Hydra), and mentions one very fascinating name: Stephen Strange. Those unfamiliar with this man, may know him by the name, “Dr. Strange.” It has been long rumored that a director was being sought out to create a “Dr. Strange” film. This hero, along with other upcoming characters such as Ant-Man, members of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Scarlet Witch, and Quicksilver, are more than likely involved in Marvel’s Phase 2.