Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014): A mini-review

 
Captain America The Winter Soldier Movie Poster


Synopsis:

 

Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.

 

Review:

 

I have to admit that I was not overly impressed with Captain America: The First Avenger, which premiered back in 2011. It might have had an interesting lead in Chris Evans as the titular character but I found the film to be a conventional, tired, and unsurprising affair, one I hoped not to experience again with its sequel. Gladly, not only is Captain America: The Winter Soldier a much better film, but I would already rank it amongst the best superhero films I have seen in recent years.

The characters, namely the heroic Captain America (Evans), intelligent Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), witty Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), and sinister Alexander Pierce (Robert Redford) are fully fleshed-out that they provide viewers with a far more engrossing movie experience than the original ever did. The story, too, is a political thriller wrapped around a superhero universe that has expanded impressively well since the instant-classic The Avengers (2012). Captain America: The Winter Soldier's narrative progresses steadily without losing a single beat and drives the plot towards an explosive, twist-filled finale that has left me smiling and nearly breathless. Directing duo, and brothers, Anthony and Joe Russo deserve a round of applause for being able to let the film flow as smoothly and briskly as it does. They not only gave their actors the required space to flourish, but also made every scene count, with plenty of well-choreographed fights and exciting action set-pieces ensuring audiences are kept gripped to the screen.

I am quite surprised by how much I ended up liking this movie but I think it has done more than enough to warrant such high praise. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is surely not to be missed by any film-goer and is already one of 2014's earliest contenders for action film of the year.

 

MATM Rating:

 

 

Directors:

 

Anthony Russo and Joe Russo

 

Trailer:

 

 

Outstanding performances:

 

  • Chris Evans (as Steve Rogers / Captain America)
  • Scarlett Johansson (as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow)
  • Samuel L. Jackson (as Nick Fury)
  • Robert Redford (as Alexander Pierce)

 

Runtime:

 

2 hours and 16 minutes

 

Rating:

 

PG-13

 

Genres:

 

Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi / Superhero

 

Stills:

 

Captain America The Winter Soldier Still 7 Chris Evans
Captain America The Winter Soldier Still 6 Chris Evan Scarlett Johansson
Captain America The Winter Soldier Still 5 Chris Evans Samuel L Jackson
Captain America The Winter Soldier Still 4 Chris Evans Robert Redford
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Captain America The Winter Soldier Still 2 Robert Redford Samuel L Jackson
Captain America The Winter Soldier Still 1
 

 

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5 comments on “Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014): A mini-review

  1. Just caught this last night. An absolute stunner! Possibly the best Marvel film I’ve seen! I haven’t been so entranced by a villain since Bane or Loki, the Winter Solider is so epically awesome! Terrific post, Moe :).

  2. Pingback: Don’t like superheroes? You’ll still like ‘Captain America’Big Online News | Big Online News

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