Shine up your shield for a new Captain America adventure! Steve dons his suit again to help save the world from a new threat from the pages of world history.
Release Date: Friday April 4, 2014.
Cast: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford.
Directors: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo.
Running Time: 2 hours; 16 minutes.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller.
Rating: PG-13 – Parents, there’s a lot going on, and some of it is not pretty!
What is Captain America: The Winter Soldier all about?
Continuing from the original Captain America film, Steve Rogers is having a hard time adjusting to life in the present-day world when he is called back to duty. With the help of the Black Widow and Falcon, he must find why a S.H.E.I.L.D. agent was targeted and defend the world against a Soviet agent called the Winter Soldier.
What Parents Should Look Out For In Captain America: The Winter Soldier?
Violence and Gore Galore – Whazoo! There is A LOT of violence in this film, parents! Besides the usual fight scenes you would expect with an action film based on a Marvel comic, there is a lot of use of guns, death scenes (I cannot tell you who), fighting, loss of limbs, blood and, of course, explosions.
Language – there are a few times when obscenities are used in this movie.
Adult Behaviour – There are a few scenes of characters drinking alcohol.
Intense/Frightening Scenes – There are a few scenes where the movie takes on a darker tone, again, with some scenes of danger and death.
What did I think about Captain America: The Winter Soldier?
It was a really good film. At the screening, we viewed the film in 3D, but I am sure when the movie is officially released, you will have the choice to see it in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D. I would personally recommend the IMAX 3D option because you are ale to experience the movie better, and the sound quality is kicked up a notch more, so the action feels just a little bit truer.
Truth be told, I am not the biggest Captain America fan, but I liked him more after this film. Chris Evans did a great job portraying this Marvel character. He was serious when he needed to be but funny, in a sweet way, since Captain America is supposed to be this all-American, sweet as apple pie kind of guy. I also liked how the writers had Captain America become just a bit more of a realist, and I say just a bit because he realizes that he now lives in a world with vastly different values than the one he lived in before, but, at the same time, he still abides by his values, working them so they will work in this new world. Oh, and for all of you Chris Evans lovers, he made his uniforms look awesome!
What can I say about Samuel L. Jackson? He brings his own kind of swagger to every role he plays. This is especially true with the character of Nick Fury. He was sarcastically funny with his one-liners, and he was brash and gritty during his action sequences. Jackson and Evans also played off of each other very well. It was fun to see them exchange barbs during their scenes together.
Scarlet Johansson was good as the Black Widow. She looked beautiful in every scene she was in, and it looked as though she was having a lot of fun in her action sequences! I also liked seeing Johansson not being so serious in some of the tamer scenes she and Evans shared together. It took away from the darker scenes of the movie, and it made you wonder if her character was starting to get a bit of a crush on her partner in justice.
I know I already spoke about the intensity of the action in this film, but I feel as though I would be doing this film an injustice if I did not elaborate on it. For an Action/Adventure movie junkie like me, it was awesome! There were some scenes where I was gritting my teeth while saying “EEEEEEK!” because of how crazy some of the action sequences played out in this movie! It was very combative, and the explosions were really, REALLY big. I understand that this is a movie based in the Marvel universe, but for those of you who are taking younger children with you to see this movie; it may get a bit intense for them!
One thing I did not like about the movie was that I had to do some research as to how The Winter Soldier got his name. I cannot tell you how he got his name because it would spoil a lot of the movie for you, but when I did find out, it made sense.
Finally, I do have to tip my hat to this child who was sitting a few seats away from us for lightening the mood a bit during one of the sad moments of film. He was talking to, I will say his parents, about how much he liked Captain America, and how he was sad that Captain America was sad. It brought us to giggles.
For more information about Captain America: The Winter Soldier, you can visit the official website at http://marvel.com/captainamerica.
I give Captain America: The Winter Soldier a 4 out of 5! It was funny, had a good story to go along with a lot of action. Marvel universe and comic book fans will love this movie.
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