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Captain America: Winter Soldier
Eric Schaen (04/13/2014)
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Captain America Winter Soldier ReviewThe film’s plot raises concerns regarding personal freedom, technology and the potential dangers of blind faith. To its credit, the movie isn’t overtly preachy, and strays from promoting any left or right philosophies. The subjects at hand are American issues and are treated as such. As for the Winter Soldier, he’s every bit the appropriate menace for Captain America. Comic fans are all too familiar with the character’s backstory (masterfully crafter by Ed Brubaker).

So while the identity of the Winter Soldier may not be a shocker, it’s no less satisfying to see these old soldiers conflict play out on the big screen.

Of the Marvel studios sequels thus far, the Winter Solider may be the most accomplished to date. It’s not only a lot of fun; it demonstrates that blockbusters are still at their best, when they remember to include some substance between all the slow motion and explosions.

I give Captain America: Winter Solder 4 out of 5 stars

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Great movie. Not #1 in the MCU for me (Avengers owns that spot), but the plot and story in this movie is hands down the best we've seen yet. I feel that this movie more than any of the others could appeal to someone unfamiliar with Marvel who wants to go see a legitimately good action movie.

Good review, you touched on a lot of why I liked it as well.

Posted by: Adamantium on 4/16/2014 8:56:01 PM
I thought the movie was amazing! A sign of things to come from Marvel studios!

Posted by: David on 4/16/2014 3:18:51 PM
I agree with the 4.5 out of 5. When we bought tickets, a theater employee said that this movie is 10 times better than the first one. Well, the first was an alright movie so I don't know about 10times, but it's still far more epic. There's a great flow and doesn't feel like a bunch of set pieces stapled together. The sound-sculpting is phenomenal, and each character had a sound-effects leitmotif that added to the action.

This movie especially shines when compared to recent sequels like Iron Man 3 and Thor 2, one of which was horribly flawed and the other of which was a plain 3-star popcorn flick. That's what I expected from Winter Soldier, but those expectations were far surpassed! The only flaws I could find were nitpicks like preposterous physics in the climax but we all know to suspend disbelief in comic book movies, right?

Posted by: Kragnorak on 4/16/2014 8:51:12 AM
Marvel have excelled themselves. A top class blockbuster!
Go see it. Eric great review but only 4 out of 5?
4.5 out of 5 for me.

Posted by: WillPower on 4/16/2014 3:07:27 AM
Haven't seen winter soldier yet. But i like captain america in the first movie and avengers. With civil war comic storyline and avengers movie i have become a big fan of him because of scenes like when black widow said "they are practically Gods". And cap responding "m'am there is only one God and i'm pretty sure he doesn't dress like that"

I am looking forward to watching winter soldier.

Posted by: pandab0mb on 4/15/2014 5:22:01 PM