Sunday, April 20, 2014

Movie Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Cap is back yo!
In the sequel to Captain America, Steve Rogers is trying to figure out who he is and how life works now that he's living in the 21st Century, all while trying to fight a new (well, new-ish... but I don't want to give anything away.) enemy, The Winter Soldier. Oh, and Nazi-like organization Hydra isn't gone either.
I really liked this movie. So much so, that I saw it twice this weekend.
I wouldn't say it was as good as the first, because it's hard for any sequel to be as good as it's predecessor (unless we're talking about The Godfather Part II. That was just as good as the first. But Pat III was terrible.). But it was definitely worth seeing. Twice even! 
And it doesn't hurt that Chris Evans is Captain America, and Sebastian Stan (aka Jefferson/The Mad Hatter from Once Upon a Time) is The Winter Soldier. And Scarlett Johanson, though not my favorite in real life, is really good as Natasha/The Black Widow.
And please don't be one of those people who leave as soon as the credits start rolling. This is a Marvel movie after all. And there is ALWAYS more, at both the end of the animated credits (which might just have alluded to a possible Avengers/X-Men crossover!! Yay!!) and again at the end of the longer credit roll.
As with any sequel, definitely see the first one before you see this.
Though it's rated PG-13 for violence and some mild language, I recommend Captain America: The Winter Soldier for kids 10 and up.


  1. We're excited to see this now! Awesome!

    1. It was really entertaining, and just a fun movie. Great for a two and a half hour vacation from everyday life.

  2. I so agree with you on the NEVER leaving a Marvel movie before the end of credits :) I'm not the biggest fan of Captain America, but you sure made it sound like a lot of fun!

    1. People got up and left right when the movie ended both times I saw this, and I wanted to tell to stop!! But I didn't go all crazy movie lady on them.

      And although I like Captain America, and feel like it has a lot of potential, I think a lot of why it's not as good as, say, The Avengers, or the Iron Man trilogy, is because Joss Whedon and Jon Favreau are amazing, and their direction is what makes those films so great. This one was still really entertaining though.

    2. Well, I guess I should say Iron Man and Iron Man 2... the third wasn't quite as good (at least in my opninion), probably because it wasn't done by Favreau.