4/04/2014

Marvels "Captain America The Winter Soldier" Review

Starring: 

Chris Evans - Steve Rogers / Captain America
Samuel L. Jackson - Nick Fury
Scarlett Johansson - Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Robert Redford - Alexander Pierce
Sebastian Stan - Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
Anthony Mackie - Sam Wilson / Falcon
Cobie Smulders - Maria Hill
Frank Grillo - Brock Rumlow
Maximiliano Hernández - Jasper Sitwell
Emily VanCamp - Kate / Agent 13
Hayley Atwell - Peggy Carter
Toby Jones - Dr. Arnim Zola
Stan Lee - Smithsonian Guard
Callan Mulvey - Jack Rollins
Jenny Agutter - Councilwoman Hawley

Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 136 min


Get ready for an action packed superhero movie of the Marvel variety. Thanks so much to Olson Communications, Inc. for providing me with two passes to the press viewing of this movie. Leading up to the premier I was preparing myself for a snooze worthy movie since the first one was rather boring so of course I expected the same for this one. Thankfully they fully delivered when they made this movie.

First off, DO NOT LEAVE the theater during the movie in the beginning or rather at all during the film. E had to go to the restroom about 20 minutes or so into the film and when we got back I was totally lost as to the reason for what was going on. I eventually figured it out but it was definitely something pivotal for the storyline.

While the 1st Captain America was set during World War II this one is of course set in today's day and age which I was so thankful for. The 1st captain America had a lot of military camps and battles and older era fighting going on this Captain America was a lot more high tech and things that I could wrap my head around. HYDRA still plays a major role in this film as the reason for the antagonist against Captain America and all of mankind but watch out for the man with the metal parts. He's not only a formidable foe against the patriotic superhero but quite possibly a familiar face as well.

This movie still follows the same time line and is set after the 1st Avengers movie so I liked that another Avenger, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) was in it. It helped with keeping all of the characters and movies mixed together especially since the 2nd Avengers movie is set to come out next year.

Even though the movie wasn't animated it had E's attention but he did get a bit restless towards the end. But then I did to with having to sit there for a bit over 2 hours. He's only 4 but I saw nothing wrong with the movie for any kid of any age. There's a lot of action going on and loud sounds and people getting shot at but it wasn't bad for him at all in my opinion. The only thing that was bad was the lady in the movie theater that came in wearing a USA flag bikini and walked right in front of him. Her walking by was the only time I had to cover his eyes. I mean really, if you're going to sit on the complete opposite side of the one end that you know a little child is sitting because you passed him once why keep walking past him so your bare butt is in his face. I mean come on now have some common sense and courtesy and go out the end that is closer to you. Okay, back to the movie.

Remember that scene that I said that I got confused as to what was going on? Well after figuring out what was going on a bit later something happened that aligned with that scene that made me and quite a few other people theater get angry and actually voice what was going on. It was definitely an "i cannot believe that they just did that" type of moment. There are quite a few moments that'll make you gasp and go did that really just happen.

All in all I was actually rather pleased with this movie after walking into it with really low expectations. While I've been putting off buying the first one on dvd but know I'll end up doing so since E is now obsessed with Captain America and The Avengers as a hole I will definitely be buying this one to add to our collection as it's worth a second watch. Plus it's kind of a filler movie for the next Avengers movie and the Black Widow's role in this one is apparently a big part of her role in that one. Oh and due stay tuned until after the credits for a scene that gives you a sneak peek as to what is to come.

I was provided with two free passes to this movie for review purposes. My thoughts are 100% my own. 
Images provided courtesy of olson Communications, Inc.

Synopsis:

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off assailants sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.

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