Captain America: The Winter Soldier Delivers Solid Blows to Marvel Universe
The best moments in Captain America: The Winter Soldier come from the interactions between the main characters of the film. There are plenty of special effects, lots of fighting and intrigue, but it is the poking fun and the inane conversations that happen during tense moments that make a Marvel movie standout from the competition.
Those moments are too few and far between in the latest installment of Captain America. It may not be that there are any fewer of them than in any other movie, it is just that The Winter Soldier is so much darker than any other Marvel film in the current universe.
In spite of that, the movie is still really solid. It delivers an intensity throughout that hasn’t come with any other Marvel film. It also raises the question that America may finally be ready to ask: How much freedom are we willing to sacrifice in the name of safety? For Steve Rogers, it is very close to none or at least no more.
There is also the clash between the idealist and the realist – should we see the world as we want it to be and it will become that, or should we see the world the way it is and contribute to its continuing inability to reach beyond what it is?
This film may not please the casual fan. If you want to enjoy it more, get in a double feature with Captain America. Seeing the first movie will greatly enhance The Winter Soldier.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier may not be the slam dunk that other Marvel films have been, but there is one thing that every audience member will leave thinking: Black Widow needs her own movie. For those who have been following “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” prepare to have your minds blown. Holy…
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