After dispatching a hoard of muscle-bound green men attacking NYC from another realm, Captain America is settling into a quieter life in Washington, D.C. And what does a war hero from a bygone era with a nose for action do for fun? Why, catch up on all the pop culture he missed while incased in arctic ice. But reading about the brief history of disco and watching meaningless YouTube videos can only pacify this superhero for so long.
Captain America is back in action when Nick Fury is ambushed and it’s obvious there’s more to the attack than meets the eye. He teams up with the Black Widow and recruits the Falcon to fight off the professional assassins who would silence him, but a greater enemy is revealed. Enter the Winter Soldier, an unexpected and formidable enemy from the Captain’s past.
This action-packed movie is all that you’ve come to expect from the Avenger’s franchise. The plot has twists, the action has speed and thrills, and the characters have their humanizing internal struggles with duty and fighting for the greater good. About the only thing this feature was missing was the well-timed laugh lines we’re accustomed too. (Think Hulk socking Thor in Stark Tower.) That might just be due to Steve Rogers’ (Captain America’s) all-too-endearing, retro personality. I think viewers will enjoy the Falcon character. Sam Wilson is introduced as a reliable sidekick to the Captain and Natasha Romanoff and doesn’t steal the show from the title character in any way. I look forward to seeing the part he will play in future films.
I would pay full price to see this release on opening weekend. The action is big and fast, but not over the top. And of course the teaser revealed at the end mid-credits is enough to leave you wanting more. It’s a date night you’ll both love!
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