“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Release Date: April 4, 2014
Well, we have our frontrunner for Best Movie of the year. Marvel continues its dominance in the movie industry and from the looks of their future projects; they will remain at the top of the entertainment business for a long, long time. Granted, this is the only film I have seen from this year so far, but in order for another movie to climb above “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on my Top 20 list, its going to have to go all out and put everything on the line…which from the looks of the preview of “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” we will be witnessing one heavyweight bout that will go the full distance.
Back to Cap, this movie has it all. Some of the best hand to hand combat that I have seen in a film in a while now and thus, Captain America shows off a whole new skill set that we have not been able to witness in his previous movies. The storyline provides you with many twists and turns that will more than likely catch you completely off guard if you have been following this franchise since “Iron Man.” There is constant action in nearly every scene that will have you on the edge of your seat saying wow (or some expletives in some cases) over and over again. Throw in some subtle comedy sprinkled in all throughout the film as well as some of the most dramatic scenes so far in the franchise and I do not know what more you can ask for in a movie.
Chris Evans has the Captain America persona down to almost perfection and his chemistry with Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson grows even more in this installment. Scarlett Johansson is back playing as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow and she is hotter than ever. As Mugatu would say while he is watching this film, “It’s that damn Johansson! She’s so hot right now!” Samuel L. Jackson continues to be a complete badass on the big screen as Director Nick Fury. A new hero joins in on the action of helping Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff on their mission as Anthony Mackie plays as Sam Wilson / Falcon. The new “villain,” The Winter Soldier, may soon be reaching the popularity level of the trickster himself, Loki, after Sebastian Stan’s portrayal will be able to let Marvel go in many different directions in how they want to handle their storylines and such. The great Robert Redford graces us with his presences and certainly brings it as well.
All in all, this is a film that I could watch on a continuous loop. It was worth every penny to go see in the theater.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
Chris Evans…………….Steve Rogers / Captain America
Samuel L. Jackson……..Director Nick Fury
Scarlett Johansson……..Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Robert Redford………..Alexander Pierce
Sebastian Stan…………Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
Anthony Mackie……….Sam Wilson / Falcon
Cobie Smulders……….Maria Hill