The Winter Solider Packs a Punch | Cyn’s Movie Review of Captain America: The Winter Solider

By: Cynthia Ayala

Captain America The Winter SoldierDirected by: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo

Written by: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely

Based on Captain America by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby

Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Robert Redford & Samuel L. Jackson

Genre: Action, Science Fiction

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy: the Winter Soldier.

Captain America: The Winter Solider continues the legacy of Steve Robert and brings to life one the most iconic stories in the Marvel Universe.  This was a cinematic marvel!  The Winter Solider was a story that was simply done brilliantly, not just in writing but also in terms of writing.

Chris Evans makes a much better Captain America than he did a Human Torch.  As Captain America, he moves with an air of confidence and stern seriousness, which is how he is written in the comics (see, this is why Marvel movies are better than DC movies).

There are so many ways in which to say that this movie is perfect.  The acting was amazing, each of them bringing to life their respective characters perfectly.  Scarlett Johansson and Sebastian Stan were able to bring to life their characters, tapping into the darkness of their characters, of how lost their characters have been in ways that juxtapose how Steve Rogers, Chris Evans, feels lost.  Honestly, as far as Marvel movies go, this take the cake.  This story was effortlessly done, creating misdirection and bringing fans of the marvel universe the Falcon, another iconic character in the Marvel Universe.

As far as writing goes, it was clever, funny and serious at the time, creating the perfect combination for a comic based movie with action.  It also ties perfectly into the Marvel Universe as well we the first Captain America movie.

This was a perfect movie and flawless.  ★★★★ (A+)

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