Flick Chick Review ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’
Flick Chick here once again in the pursuit of truth, justice and keeping you from spending your hard earned money on movies that suck! Over the weekend Ma and I grabbed our shields and headed off Bangor Mall Cinemas to see ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’.
This movie runs just under 2 hours and 20 minutes, is considered Sci-fi, Action, Adventure and is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, gunplay and action throughout. This film stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson
For those who have never seen the first Captain America a quick review. Steve Rogers is a 90 lb. weakling with a passion to serve his country during WWII. Recruited despite his short comings his heart and bravery lead him to be chosen for artificial enhancement which transforms him into a super soldier and American Icon, Captain America. During his final battle against HYDRA, a regime that wants to control the world in the name of peace and order, he is accidentally frozen to be regenerated in the present day. Winter Soldier picks up with Steve Rogers trying still to adjust to the changes in the world and present day culture while missing his old friends and comrades. As if that is not difficult enough, during a mission to save a S.H.I.E.L.D. from hijacking he comes cognoscente to the fact that unseen forces seem to be at work and even the goals of S.H.I.E.L.D. seem to fall into question making him wonder if he even knows what he has been fighting for. This is also when he encounters the mysterious threat from history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier, who appears to have his same strength and a legend that comes from as far back as Captain America’s himself.
First, let me encourage to see the initial Captain America film if you can so you have more understanding going in. That said I really liked this addition to the franchise. Chris Evans has really gone above and beyond to be the physical specimen that Captain America should be, I mean WOW. I also need to give credit to the screen writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Captain America’s characters as well as Natasha, Fury and the many others are deep and satisfying to watch and get to know. The action is non-stop and the surprise element at the end finishes this story up nicely but definitely leaves you wanting to see more. The only complaint I had is I think it could have been a little shorter. If you are going to make me sit for more than 2 hours you’d better have a good reason and if there was I didn’t see it. Still and all I like action and I like a movie that comes together strong at the end and this one definitely did so on scale of 1-10, I’d give ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ an 8.
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