Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Jays Rating:

caSteve Rogers struggles to blend in with the modern world while fighting a Russian assassin in, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Following the Avengers film in 2012, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America (Chris Evans) begins working for Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and the S.H.I.E.L.D. agency. He also teams up with old friend Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) on several missions. (In fact, one time they were on the same mission and didn’t even know it.) Nick Fury’s plan is to put spaceships in outer space to keep track of everybody on the planet. In the meantime, Captain America is repeatedly attack by a Russian Agent named the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) who he eventually learns is his friend Bucky Barnes from the 1940’s who was brainwashed and given the same powers as Captain America. With a conspiracy inside S.H.I.E.L.D. and a super villain on the loose, Captain America and Black Widow team up with a special ops paratrooper named Sam Wilson aka Falcon (Anthony Matkie) to figure out the identity of the bad guys. This film has just about everything: suspense, action, and a tad bit of humor. The script is well constructed with suspense you might find in any clever political thriller. The action consists of explosions, hand-to-hand combat, and Captain America using his shield as an offensive weapon. (I thought I felt a shield zip past my head in the theater but it was just someone throwing popcorn.) The acting was top notch with no corny dialogue – I even recognized one of the best actors of all time, Robert Redford as one of the founders of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Yes, I was able to recognize his voice.) With a quick pace throughout the movie and an exciting climax, director Joe Russo hits this one out of the park. This could easily be a stand-alone film and best of all, the whole family will love it! Make sure you stay for the credits so you can see 2 advance clips of the next Marvel film. I’m giving this first blockbuster of the year an A- rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA

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Jay with Captain America pic