Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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Rumor has it that this is Marvel’s best movie yet, and although I don’t agree, Captain America: The Winter Solider was in fact pretty good. I always thought the Captain was the lamest hero of the Avengers (you know, all he does is freedom!), but like the first Captain America movie, Marvel pulled off a good film about a lame hero.

Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is now working for S.H.I.E.L.D., teaming up with Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson) and receiving orders from Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). It’s all top secret routine until Fury is attacked by what seems to be a myth, The Winter Soldier. Anyone who’s a little familiar with the Marvel comics knows who that is, but for all of you who aren’t, I’m not spoiling. (You probably read it somewhere else though.)

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Although the title would indicate otherwise, but the movie was more S.H.I.E.L.D. rather than it was about Captain America. And that’s not a bad thing, because as I said, the Captain is lame, thus we needed something more than what he had to offer alone. But that wasn’t the only key to the movie’s success: Directing was pretty good, and I loved how the camera moved, made the movie much more alive. Scarlet Johansson was kicking ass in the movie, so that’s that. And like all pervious Marvel installments, visuals were fantastic. And the Falcon (Anthony Mackie) scenes were terrific, reminded me of Iron Man. I wasn’t a big fan of the acting, some actors messed up, but that’s fine since it was none of the main ones. And I would’ve wanted to see more Winter Soldier: the lack of scenes involving him was unsatisfying.  And of course, the movie had some cheese.

Other than that, Captain America: The Winter Soldier was everything you’d expect from a good Captain America film. It’s not Iron Man or The Avengers, but it is better than some of the other installments. Watch it, it’s worthwhile.

Very important: Don’t forget to wait for the post-credits scene, there’s something about Avengers: Age of Ultron waiting.

Rating: 8.0/10. A very entertaining movie about a lame hero, with a kick ass villain who needs more screen time.

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