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'Captain America:The Winter Soldier' the best super hero film of 2014 (video)

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'Captain America:The Winter Soldier' based on characters from Marvel Comics

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by Joan Alperin-Schwartz

First thing I have to say is that...next to 'The Avengers', this is my favorite super-hero movie. I absolutely loved every second of it.

Without wanting to give away too much of the plot, here are some of the broad strokes...

The film, brilliantly directed, by brothers, Anthony and Joe Russo (Emmy-winning directors for 'Arrested Development') opens with Steve Rogers, aka, Captain America (Chris Evans) living in Washington D.C. two years after being defrosted.

He is still working for S.H.I.E.L.D. and is struggling to fit into the modern world. In a really funny scene, we see Rogers jogging, speeding by fellow runners, including war veteran, Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) who quickly becomes friends with our Super Hero.

Moments later, Rogers is given a mission: Several S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are being held hostage aboard a ship that Algerian pirates have taken over. After wiping out several of the bad guys, to Rogers' surprise, he runs into fellow agent Natasha Romanoff aka The Black Widow (The wonderful Scarlett Johansson) who's extracting data from the ship's computers. She's very vague about what exactly she's doing, leading Rogers to wonder whether or not he should trust S.H.I.E.L.D.

Back at headquarters, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) tries to calm Roger's concern, by telling him about 'Operation: Insight'..a top secret project involving three Helicarriers linked to satellites, designed to spy on the population, in order to eliminate potential threats...Imagine that...The government spying on its citizens to keep us safe...Sound familiar?

Even Fury starts to get suspicious, especially when he's denied access to information on 'Operation: Insight' and is ambushed by assailants disguised as police officers, led by a mysterious assassin called 'The Winter Soldier' (Sebastian Stan)

To say anymore would spoil the fun, and this film is total fun, thanks not only to the directors and writers, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely but to a great cast, including...

Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce, as a high-ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. member.

The action, car chases and fight scenes, are some of the best, especially one that takes place in an elevator.

The film has great humor, twists, turns, surprises and makes us think about our own privacy or...lack of.

I gave 'Captain American:The Winter Soldier' which opens in theatres, Friday, April 4, 2014, my highest bagel score: five out of five.

Check out the Two Jews On Film video for more of my thoughts and for what I think John's bagel score would be.

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