Thursday, 24 April 2014

Captain America: The Winter Solider Review

Captain America: The Winter Solider

Release Date: 3rd April 2014 - Australia

Production Companies
Marvel Studios
Marvel Entertainment

Walt Disney Studios Motion 
Pictures Australia

Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 136 minutes

Budget: $170,000,000

Box Office Gross: $714,766,572

Plot Summary
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 
new ally, the Falcon. 
However, they soon find 
themselves up against an 
unexpected and formidable 
enemy—the Winter Soldier.

Chris Evans - Steve Rogers/
Captain America
Scarlett Johansson - Natasha
Romanoff/Black Widow
Samuel L. Jackson - Nick Fury
Sebastian Stan - Bucky
Barnes/Winter Solider
Anthony Mackie - Sam Wilson/
Cobie Smulders - Maria Hill
Frank Grillo - Brock Rumlow
Emily VanCamp - Sharon
Carter/Agent 13
Robert Redford - Alexander Pierce
Hayley Atwell - Peggy Carter

Directors - Anthony & Joe Russo
Concept and Story - Ed Brubaker
Based on Comic - Joe Simon and
Jack Kirby
Screenplay - Christopher Markus and
Stephen McFeely
Executive Producers - Victoria Alonso,
Louis D'Esposito, Alan Fine,
Michael Grillo and Stan Lee
Producer - Kevin Feige
Co-Producer - Nate Moore
Production Designer - Peter Wenham
Costume Designer - Judianna Makovsky
Director of Photography - Trent Opaloch
Film Editors - Jeffrey Ford and
Matthew Schmidt
Visual Effects Supervisor: ILM - Russell Earl
Visual Effects Supervisors - Dan Deleeuw,
Bryan Grill and Peter G. Travers
Music Supervisor - Dave Jordan
Music - Henry Jackman

Remembering in 2011, I posted my review analysis on the first CAPTAIN AMERICA movie (click here) when shown on screen theatres. Now years have passed and in return, the star spangled American hero is back for his own exciting sequel. The mighty Marvel brand is having shown no sign of ceasing production of their mega hit movie legends any time soon. Disney is the owners of Marvel and has being known to fund Marvel's projects. First things come first in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLIDER, which is best described as a patriotic/espionage action blockbuster. While I'm no fan of the Marvel heroes, I do think the story is better than the overrated IRON MAN 3 (click here). On the flip side, another film that soars with triumph is the solid-breaking THOR: THE DARK WORLD (click here) in terms of not have the plot go undeveloped. 

In terms of acting, the originals like Chris Evans seemed to be still getting used to the costume as the original American super-hero. We have Robert Redford as one of the supporting cast leads as he plays a senior authoritative in S.H.I.E.L.D. Though he is a veteran actor and I haven't seen much of his talented work in any of his famed classics. Sebastian Stan comes back in the sequel and is perfectly chosen as the titled arch-foe.

It worked me hard to write that I'm no fan of Captain America since he represents the foreign country and I'm particularly a pure born-Aussie. I had once read one comic issue of Captain America roughly 30 times and it's set to the time where he was unfrozen. I think THE WINTER SOLIDER is an all-time great feature, just going to be a near-perfect addition in the quadrilogy.

Star rating: (8/10) Very Good Movie

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