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"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Movie Review

Updated on December 17, 2021
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Nathan is a film critic and aspiring author with a true passion for the film industry who hopes his writings will help launch his career.

Captain America has been busy since the events of The Avengers, taking on mission after mission for SHIELD director Nick Fury. But when Nick himself is attacked and presumed dead, Alexander Pierce and the Council blame Captain America. Pierce, however, is hiding a secret regarding who actually attacked Nick: The Winter Soldier. Cap and Black Widow must now go on the run and, with a little help, track down The Winter Soldier.

First, I have to comment on how incredible the action was. The choreography, the style, and the intensity all work together and complement each other. The fluidity of the hand-to-hand combat attacks by Winter Soldier and Captain America is undoubtedly some of the best choreographed action sequences in a blockbuster film in the past several years easily.

The directing by the Russo Brothers is above and beyond spectacular, giving us the sense of high intensity but also offering necessary comedic relief, mostly from Anthony Mackie. Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow got in a few funnies but thankfully she stuck to kicking butt and obvious flirtation, which is what she's best at doing.

The acting was superb. i was never once let down by anyone. Anthony Mackie might have been the most fun to watch. He may be new to the comics genre but he certainly pulled his own weight and was never underwhelming. In fact, none of the actors/actresses were underwhelming. Emily VanCamp was a welcome addition as Agent 13, better known as Sharon Carter. As always, never let someone with the last name of Carter pass under your radar when watching a Captain America film. Yes, that's right, I am referring to Peggy Carter, Cap's first love. Sharon is Peggy's niece. That might be considered a spoiler but it's not a huge one, just one big enough to make you nod your head in clear understanding of what's going to happen to Cap emotionally as the stories progress. Frank Grillo was another welcome addition, leading the task force that is attempting to apprehend Captain America and Black Widow. Frank and Mackie have an intense sparring match together, which solidifies both men as badasses in the MCU.

In conclusion, I can't praise this film enough. Everyone gave it their best and the film profited heavily because of it. If you love action, thrills, chills, and shockers then see this film. It will definitely stay in your mind for a long time.

© 2016 Nathan Jasper


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