Life and 100 Films: Charlie’s Review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier

catwspHello everyone! It’s been far too long since we last talked. I apologize, my life has been super hectic but I have finally fulfilled my dream of working in the entertainment industry, hence why I have been away. With all that being said, I’m back to tell you about one of my favorite films of 2014, which just so happens to be a part of one of my most favorite things in the world, the  Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Without further ado, I give you Captain America: The Winter Soldier, sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger. Obviously this film is based on the Marvel Comics character, Captain America. It’s produced by Marvel Studios, and is considered the ninth installment in the MCU. The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and stars an amazing cast including Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Robert Redford, and last but not least, Samuel L. Jackson.

As a huge comics and Marvel fan, I knew quite a bit of what to expect from this film. However if you are just a casual fan, I only want to give you a gist of what the film is about, because if I told you everything there would be spoilers out the wazoo! The trailers may give a little away if you are observant, but boy are you all in for a treat! So, we pick up with Steve Rogers aka the Capt. right where we left off with the Avengers. He, along with the Black Widow and new buddy Sam Wilson (aka The Falcon), join forces to uncover a conspiracy within the beloved S.H.I.E.L.D., while also dealing with the mysterious assassin, the Winter Soldier (WHO IS HE?!?!?).

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I’m assuming that if you are going to see this movie, you are familiar with most of the characters as they have been in numerous MCU movies before this. So, I’ll comment on the acting instead. Chris and Scarlett are perfect in their roles, as is Samuel L., who has a HUGE part in this film. Robert Redford and Emily VanCamp are great attentions to the canon as well! Everyone involved in this film is great!

All in all, I think this is my favorite Marvel movie ever made, and if you know me that is a big deal! Right now the MCU really is dominating Hollywood, and they really can’t do wrong. I don’t see them slowing down anytime soon, as they have everything mapped out until 2026! Everyone else is just playing catch-up. Also, if you watch ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., this movie is going to change it forever! GO SEE THIS MOVIE if you haven’t already, and if you have, go see it again! It really has something for everyone, and is a throwback to old school spy thrillers. As always with any Marvel film, stay through the end of the credits!

HAIL HYDRA…NEXT UP, Guardians of the Galaxy!!!

6 out of 5 Stars

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Marvel Studios
PG-13, 136 Minutes