“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has just hit the local $1 theater, so its time to put on my custom 3D glasses and get my monthly superhero fix on.
Captain America, Steve Rodgers (Chris Evans), our 1940’s super-soldier and the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) has been summoned by S.H.I.E.L.D director Nick Fury (Samuel Jackson) to clean up some pirate business taking place on a naval ship, but after our heroes kick some tail on the ocean, someone puts a hit on Fury. His car is riddled with bullets turning it into Swiss cheese, but before he dies he tells Rodgers to “trust no one”: something is shady in S.H.I.E.L.D.ville.
Seems like C.I.A director Alexander Pierce (Robert Redford) has a hidden agenda of his own, with the bottom line being to take over the world minus some twenty million targets. In order to accomplish this, Pierce has a super soldier of his own: The Winter Soldier (Sebastion Stan). The Winter Soldier, whose identity I will keep under lock and key for spoiler purposes is a kind of Russian Joker, minus the laughing. Now Rodgers must get at the root of the rot with the help of the Black Widow and his new flying buddy, The Falcon (Sam Wilson).
I found “Captain America” to be a decent addition to the Marvel catalog, but in order to understand the movie one must have some “Captain America” history. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo take it for granted that everyone knows what is going on, but if you haven’t read the comic books or seen the other movies you would not get the gist of the story. Besides from that the movie is well done and the 3D is great. See it ─ better late than never.
My Rating: 3 of 5 July 4th Primers.