Written by Jonathan Stroughter
So i was a bit apprehensive about seeing the the second installment of Captain America after seeing what a tragedy the first one was. But with some captivating previews and good promotion I was drawn in. Besides, Scarlett Johanson never seems to disaapoint. Surprisngly, neither did the movie. Captain America: The Winter Soldier was actually, a very good movie.
The movie starts off sometime after The Avengers. Captain America, played by Chris Evans, still adjusting to the modern world, living in Washington DC as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. There of course is Samual L. Jackson reprising his role as Nick Fury, and Scarlette Johanson as Black Widow. The plot thickens when S.H.I.E.L.D is compromised and attacks are made on various agents. Most of the attacks being fatal at the hands of what seems to be an almost invincible assassin by the name of The Winter Soldier. The guy is pretty incredible if i do say so myself. He seems almost unhuman, like Captain America, with his super strength and speed. Hes actually so terrifying throughout the movie that you actually have to wonder how the hell is Captain Red White and Blue even going to beat this guy.
With the nearly indesctructible Winter Soldier on the loose, and S.H.I.E.L.D being divided, Captain and Black Widow enlist in the help of a new marvel favorite, The Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie, who is a soldier recently back from war Captain had befriended on his morning runs. His addition to the cast was a pretty good move. He adds some humor and some very cool aeriel scenes to the movie.
One of the great things about this movie is the action sequences. The the number of fatalities is high. With the Winter Soldier being so ruthless and persistent once assigned a target, you really don’t know whos going to live or die throughout the movie. The body count is fairly high (or at least you believe it to be initially) and as you watch the movie you are on edge because you know that any one of your favorite characters could die at any moment at the hands of this guy. Every action scene is intense, and filled with suspense. I knocked my popcorn out of my seat three times.
There is also an emotional element to the movie. Much of the movie shows flashbacks of Captain back when he was a soldier at war. And with him being frozen for a few dozen years, you see how sad and alone he is because he’s left so many of his friends and family behind. You kind of feel sorry for him. He visits his girlfriend at the time, who has aged way past him, and also has developed alzheimer. Its a very sentimental scene. And when Captain finds out that one of his enemies is actually one of his oldest friends, it makes your heart drop into your chest.
All in all the movie was pretty awesome and i would strongly suggest going to see it. It was by far better then the first one, and if you ask some people, they are even saying they believe its better then The Avengers. I wouldn’t say all that, but its definitely worth your money, and it is pretty damn close.