Steve Rogers finds himself trying to fit in to the modern era whilst stopping a threat that could be coming from within S.H.I.E.L.D. in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Review after the jump.
Following on from Avengers Assemble and continuing into Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World comes Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Unlike the other films though, the Captain America sequel is closer in style to a 70’s political thriller than an all-out action movie.
Following some missions being compromised, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) decides to talk to Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) about the integrity of S.H.I.E.L.D, a company he is having serious doubts about, which includes the charismatic Alexander Pierce (Robert Redford). When an important character is shot, Rogers looks to uncover a huge conspiracy within the S.H.I.E.L.D. ranks, which in turn leads him to a deadly assassin called The Winter Soldier.
As well as Nick Fury, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) returns to aid our hero, as well as a new character in The Falcon (Anthony Mackie) – a soldier who has a fantastic flying suit thanks to his regiment in the airforce.
With his great first film, his appearance in Avengers Assemble and now The Winter Soldier, Captain America is proving himself to be one of the better Marvel Characters. Due to his old school ethics and his patriotism, it’s easy to see why he is so likable.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Captain America is one of the better Marvel films to date. It mixes super hero fights with great paranoia – something we have yet to see in this genre. The film does a lot to change what we know of the Marvel universe so far and it will now be seen as the benchmark for Marvel films.
Conspiracies and a political thriller, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is unlike any other film in the Marvel Universe, and that turns out to be a good thing.