Posted by: greercn | April 6, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The second installment of the Marvel “Captain America” story has a much stronger plot and better action than its prequel. Chris Evans seems much more comfortable as the captain and his ease with the role helps the audience believe in him.

Samuel L Jackson and Scarlett Johansson are back again. As are Sebastian Stan and Hayley Atwell.

It’s been three years since the first film, so you may have forgotten Sebastian Stan. He gets a meatier role here. Still, this film stands alone and you don’t have to have seen any of the others in this series to enjoy this.

Robert Redford should be in more movies! He is really terrific in this.

And fans of Jenny Agutter will spot her right away in a pivotal but small role.

Marvel’s own Stan Lee has his usual brilliant cameo.

I really won’t sell this to you. You either love Marvel comics and totally get it, or you don’t.

Most of the Stratford East Picturehouse audience had a great time. It’s long, at 136 minutes, but the big action, chases and stunts are all really awesome.

You do know enough to stay through the credits and get a sneak preview of the next film in this franchise, don’t you?

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Responses

  1. Good review Greer. It may get quite deep and dark at times that I wasn’t expecting, but it’s always fun to watch. No matter what.

  2. Thank you for your kind words! It kept my attention. I liked the action and the script. That’s so rare.

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    • Thank you!


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