Captain America: The Winter Soldier

 

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Year of Release: 2014

Genre: Comic Book

Related to/Remake of: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: Civil War (sequel), Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)

Directed By: Anthony and Joe Russo

Music By: Henry Jackman

Starring: Chris Evans (as Steve Rogers/Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Anthony Mackie (as Sam Wilson/Falcon), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (as Maria Hill), Robert Redford (as Alexander Pierce), Sebastian Stan (as Bucky Barnes), and Frank Grillo (as Brock Rumlow)

Basic Plot: Steve Rogers uncovers a growing conspiracy within the very agencies he has now become a part of, with connections to past villains. He must also contend with a new threat in the form of another individual with altered abilities much like his own: the Winter Soldier, a man with a cybernetic arm, and speed and strength to match that of Captain America.

Rating (Out of 4): 4

Pros: A great mix of both a superhero film and a political thriller, this movie has more of an intricate plot than its predecessor. Evans again does a great job as Rogers/The Captain, and we get to see more of Samuel L. Jackson, which is never a bad thing. Another standout is Robert Redford, who does a great job as the not-exactly-trustworthy Alexander Pierce.

Cons: Not too much to complain about here. Some may find the overly-explosive finale to be too much like most other superhero movies, given the intelligent way the film has mixed action and intrigue up to that point.

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