In the second movie in the Captain America series, we meet back up with Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans, The Avengers) as he tries to recoop from the events that occurred in The Avengers. He is struggling with what is right and wrong and doing the right thing. That line continues to get grayer as the people that he thinks he trust, are the ones that are doing the wrong thing.
Rogers doesn’t know who to trust, but the few people that he does, Natasha (Scarlett Johansson, Her) and Sam (Anthony Mackie, Runner Runner) help him try and find the answers the he is looking for by following the bread crumbs, which lead to the truth that SHIELD has been compromised, by Hydra.
As the three of them fight against Hydra, he asks those who have not sworn their allegiance to fight with him, but it seems that Hydra has been infiltrating SHIELD for years. They have people everywhere, including one of the highest clearanced agents.
Rogers soon meets a familiar face, who proves to be one of his toughest enemies, The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan, TV’s Once Upon a Time). His history with the soldier makes Rogers fight with his internal self on whether or not he can kill him if he needs to. As the movies to a close, the decision may be made for him as it comes down to saving 20 million people or saving his friend.
It seems like with ever new Marvel movie that comes out, they see to be uping the stakes. In this movie, which is perhaps one of the best Marvel movies ever to be made, Steve Rogers has to fight what all super heroes must fight at one time: what is right and what is wrong. Things get complicated obviously when the ‘right’ now becomes the ‘wrong.
What makes theses movies so interesting is the plot line and how intricate the story is, not just for Captain America, but for all Marvel together. Without really stating anything, you can tell that there are clues that hint at what we can expect for Captain America 3 and for The Avengers 2.
There wasn’t a whole lot of new casting in this movie, which makes it all that much more interesting. These actors have been playing these characters over a few years now and have fully grasped onto what makes them unique. With each movie, they dive deeper into the character and really bring them to life. Chris Evans has truly become Captain America and really makes the argument for the best superhero.
There were two extra scenes in the credits that we get to see (or didn’t see if you didn’t stay). The first clip offers a lot more information to what we can expect in The Avengers 2 (including a first look at Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). The second one looks like it might be setting up Captain America 3. Either way, they are worth the watch.
Overall, Winter Soldier expands on the type of movie that The Avengers was. It had a lot of action, cool fighting sequences, and a very interesting story line that keeps you guessing throughout the whole movie. The cast was strong and each did their part to enhance the story. This movie proves why Marvel movies are quickly becoming the norm for how these kinds of movies should be made and it seems like no one can keep up.
Captain America Winter Soldier stars Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Colbie Smulders, Frank Grillo, and Emily Van Camp and is rated PG 13.
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