I was provided free admission to the Captain America: The Winter Soldier screening. All opinions are my own.
I have to say, these Marvel folks know what they are doing. While I am a fan of all the recent blockbuster hits such as Iron Man, The Avengers, and Thor, I love how you can jump right into one of the other films and still “get it”. It seems like each film is made for those that already know the storyline but also for those that have seen any of the other movies. Really, just about anyone can dive right in.
I’m a prime example. While I know a good bit from the other franchise films, I don’t know much about Captain America. In fact, I haven’t had the opportunity to see the first movie yet! But this film was a great excuse to get out with my husband for a date night and I definitely jumped at the chance!
I love the conspiracy in this film and that you don’t really know who to trust. In addition to Captain America and Black Widow, this sequel introduces Falcon to the series. Anthony Mackie, who plays the Falcon, is great in his role. Pulp Fiction fans will chuckle at the Samuel Jackson connection in one scene (though I did have to point it out to my husband). Oh, and the Stan Lee cameo was very funny!
Overall, I thought the story was great, the action was not over-the-top and the movie itself enjoyable. The two hours in the movie theater flew by and not once was I left wondering when the story would pick up or end. I can’t wait for the next installment.
Are you headed to the theaters so see Captain America?
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.
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp and Hayley Atwell, with Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.