May 08, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier


This film has a lot on it's plate. It's a sequel, a prequel, and a fairly pivitol stand alone thriller that moves the overall plot of the Avengers tie-in franchise quite a bit.  It could easily have become a mess, but Captain America: Winter Soldier is a surprisingly solid film. 

This film is a very interesting hybrid of superhero flick and spy thriller, with the latter predominating at first. The "superheroes" in this movie are not earthshakinglty powerful in comparison to a lot of others, being for the most part, just very skilled people. A good chunk of the movie has a sort of espionage vibe, but the threat the heroes find themselves fighting against is one of earth shaking gravity. Furthermore, the heroes are super-heroic, not so much in their power level, but definitely in their attitude. Three of the leads are fine examples of "The Cape"and the fact that they are decent, ethical people  becomes much more obvious as well as pivotal to the plot as the film progresses. There are also plenty of references reminding the Marvel fans in the audience that this is firmly "in universe".  

All in all, I was quite pleased with it. One minor spoiler; as with most of the films in this franchise, you'll want to stay for the credits. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 03:14 AM | Comments (1) | Add Comment
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1 With one of these movies, I wouldn't consider that so much a spoiler as an important tip.

Posted by: RickC at Thu May 8 19:37:31 2014 (0a7VZ)

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