Captain America: The Winter Soldier
After the cataclysmic events in New York with his fellow Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Capt. America (Chris Evans), lives in the nation's capital as he tries to adjust to modern times. An attack on a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague throws Rogers into a web of intrigue that places the whole world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and a new ally, the Falcon, Rogers struggles to expose an ever-widening conspiracy, but he and his team soon come up against an unexpected enemy.
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a perfect sequel to Avengers. Anyone who is disappointed by this movie does not like super heroes, political movies or thrillers.
What I really liked about this movie, above the edge of your seat thrilling action and enthralling story, is there is ZERO SEX!!! This is how movies can still be good and not need to use unnecessary and frankly, morally toxic crutches. Additionally what I liked is the cast and how well they played their parts. Everybody here is an a-lister and they brought their A-Game to prove it.
The only negative I took away from this movie is, all the talk that I heard for the 2 weeks leading up to me seeing Winter Soldier is how good this movie was and how much better it is than Avengers. I found that to be a pretty lofty perch to place this movie on and after an hour I started wondering "so, when is this supposed to get better than Avengers?" ...well, after about the first hour everything starts coming together and bam! It's suddenly better than Avengers.
Overall I give this a 4/4. It's a very violent, shooty movie. Loads of suggested "collateral damage." (You know civilians are injured or killed in large numbers.). There is nothing really gorey or disgusting, just lots of shooting, fighting and explosions. The overall story of politics ([constitutional]freedoms vs "safety") will keep younger viewers and those not mature enough to understand and appreciate such a subject matter, bored.4 Thanks ·
Captain America 2 is better than the first and highly entertaining. It's suspenseful and the story is fun. Like any Superhero movie, it has it's unrealistic parts. A colleague of mine said it best, "When you set standards you need to abide by those standards." Captain America 2 had it's moments of not abiding by those standards but not enough of them to ruin the movie.
Overall, it's a fun movie. It's quite violent but Marvel is a master at toning down the violent nature of their movies with humor and other light hearted elements. In general, I think most people who liked the Avengers movie will like this one. It's worth seeing in theaters, in my opinion.
Parents need not worry about sex in this one or much vulgar profanity. You'll hear a few cuss words here and there but it's the violence you should be concerned with. As previously stated, it's comparable to the Avengers movie in that regard.3 Thanks ·
This sequel is very well done. It is a fun ride, full of action, suspense, and keeps you guessing til the end. In Marvel fashion, there is quite a bit of violence, but none of it is graphic or overbearing. If your kids can handle Ironman or the Avengers, then certainly they can handle this film as well. Some of my favorite moments were those surrounded by mystery involving the Winter Solder. I would not hesitate to see this film again.May 1st, 2014 · Details2 Thanks ·
I am not a very big Marvel fan. I loved the first Iron Man, but I have not really enjoyed the other Marvel movies. This is the best Marvel movie since Iron Man. I liked this movie but I did not love it. It was entertaining and I really liked the actors but I think there is a few things they could of done in my opinion to make this movie great.. I would of liked to see more of The Winter Soldier.
If you are a big Marvel fan you will love this movie. I think it is a step in the right direction for Marvel. It a little darker than most Marvel movies and I think it does warrant the PG-13 rating. I hope they continue down this path of film making for the other ones.April 8th, 2014 · Details2 Thanks ·
Great movie! Super enjoyable. I liked it much more than the first. It had a great story that was very current. It was a good mix between plot and action.2 Thanks ·
I just loved this movie. I've seen it twice already, thinking about going again. Thanks Marvel!!2 Thanks ·
So the billion-dollar question is how this Captain America sequel stacks up to the rest of the “Avengers” franchise. Frankly, it’s one of the best. I still believe the original “Iron Man” set the quality bar, but this might be even better than the group hug “Avengers” movie from two years ago, which made a tidy $1.5 billion dollars in theaters worldwide.
I don’t know if the Captain alone can draw those kinds of numbers, but from the reaction of the comic book fans at the advance screening, they were practically frothing at the mouth with Marvel-ous joy.
I suspect normal audiences will have a similar, euphoric response... See Full ReviewApril 4th, 2014 · Details2 Thanks ·
If you're looking for action, Captain America: Winter Soldier, will not disappoint. The action is essentially non-stop the entire film. Even better is that the action is not just for action-sake. There is a flow and progression in all the chaos that builds to dramatic destructive conclusion. Huge changes for Shield ensue, leaving you wondering what the next step/movie will be for the Marvel universe. This film acts almost as a reset button for the Avengers, leaving hardcore fans to wonder what direction the franchise will take. No doubt this was the plan.
This film deserves a strong PG-13 for torture, violence and destructive mayhem throughout. If you're a Captain America fan you will not be disappointed. The infallible hero takes and dishes it out, staying true to himself and friends.May 17th, 2014 · Details1 Thank ·
Very violent with little story. Would not recommendApril 14th, 2014 · Details1 Thank ·
This movie is fantastic! I am a huge Marvel fan and I expected this to be good, but it greatly exceeded my expectations. They have really opened up the Marvel world to even greater possibilities. I need to see it again soon!April 14th, 2014 · Details1 Thank ·
I never saw the first one but I was able to understand what was going on. I didn't want to see it but I went with my husband and ended up enjoying it.1 Thank ·
I'll start with my short review.
I waited until DVD release to watch Captain America: First Avenger, I saw The Winter Soldier on Thursdays night of its release. I stand by those decisions.
Now the long review.
This film takes place in concurrence with the Agents of Shield TV show as well as rolling the chronological order of all the other Marvel universe films (Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: Dark World). As far as Marvel sequels go, this one is above Iron Man 2 & 3 and slightly above Thor: Dark World.
I'm not one to spoil a film, but I'll just say if you watch the Agents of Shield TV show, you'll want to see this film before moving forward with the TV show any further.
The story and characters of this film are both exceptional and a major catalyst for the ongoing Marvel Universe story.
Black Widow and Agent Fury have increased screen-time in this film and rightfully so as they ARE Shield and this film is all about Shield. Sam Wilson soon joins Cap's ranks as a formidable ally with his jet-powered wings assist him in the fight as he becomes "The Falcon."
The film has the right pacing and humor to keep you interested. Of course the action sequences are up-to-par with that of any Marvel film.
All in all, this film should appease any Comic-book movie or Marvel Universe fan.1 Thank ·
Great! I had heard this was one of the best Marvel film's yet, and it is true!! And I can't be more happy to say that! I am a huge fan of Marvel and the great job they have done with all the recent super hero films: always fun, action packed, and usually very clean.
This, so far, is one of the cleanest Marvel film's yet when it comes to sexuality and language, it is nearly non-existent, which is very nice and refreshing. Violence on the other hand was a bit more than usual for Marvel, no worse than Iron Man movies.
Another great thing was the action scenes, all of them were very well done! Definitely worth watching, especially for you super hero fans like me! 2014 RULES!
Score: AJune 22nd, 2014 · Details
I thought the story was great. I was able to get to know Black Widow better and there were some good twists to it. However, it was very violent.May 7th, 2014 · Details
Absolutely worth the price of admission. Loved it.April 25th, 2014 · Details
Great film for the whole family!April 24th, 2014 · Details
Good popcorn movie. The action was good and I liked how it ties in with the other Marvel movies and even the TV seriesApril 13th, 2014 · Details
Loved the movie, omg it is totally worth your time 5 stars. Can't wait to see what happens next in awesome mcu and on agents of shield, twist loved it.
The trouble with Captain America: the Winter Soldier is not that its violent content is particularly graphic or bloody (it is, after all, based on a comic-book superhero); -- it’s just that there’s just so MUCH of it. Almost non-stop use of machine guns at heroes, bystanders, and everyone else around and massive explosions and crashes of cars, trucks, fighter planes, and huge airships into crowded streets share screen time with more intimate moments of violence, like one villain casually murdering his housekeeper. Even the super-hero style fistfights feature more brutal, bone-crunching violence (and sound effects) than anything in the past. Add to this the unfortunate use of profanity in a medium originally intended for children. Sexual content at least is restrained; in one scene, the undercover Black Widow insists that Cap kiss her, to distract bystanders, and a senator makes an oblique reference to sleeping with a reporter... See Full Review
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is a must see movie! I knew I was in for a good time when in an early scene Steve Rogers says he has been reading the internet and catching up and he has a “to do” list which includes seeing “Rocky” and “Star Wars”! This film features an action-packed journey along with humor, interesting villains, and a Stan Lee cameo. Captain America also faces his most difficult opponent so far, the Winter Soldier who turns out to be a bit of a surprise to Steve... See Full Review
Some may argue the script merely reflects the broodier themes found in the comic book, yet this outing is just not as much fun as Captain America: The First Avenger. The plot takes itself too seriously and loses much of the humor that helped the pacing of the first film... See Full Review
Movie Review Maven Grade = Grade: A-
In a Nutshell:
A great marvel! This mile-a-minute action flick is the second installment in the Captain America franchise and a terrific stand-alone story that is compelling and complex. Sequels are notorious for not being as good, but this gritty one is winning high praises from Marvel fans and newbies alike. It’s a smart political thriller that makes you feel like you just saw a real movie. It’s brave enough to tackle serious issues such as national security, government surveillance and the price of freedom.
Marvel is really doing it right, pumping out one fun flick after another. The Amazing Spider-Man , X-Men: Days of Future Past , and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Cosmic Avengers hit the big screen in just weeks! It’s a little bit helpful to have seen the first Captain America film, but if not, don’t worry…you’ll catch on quickly.
Uplifting theme: Wouldn’t it be great if American patriotism were cool again?
Things I liked:
The Winter Soldier is an interesting villain.
Three Days of the Condor [HD] star Robert Redford reminds us how cool those 1970s espionage movies were.
I love clever banter between fun characters. Scarlett Johansson plays Natasha Romanoff who steals scenes with Rogers (Captain America), played by the impressively buff Chris Evans. You’ll most likely see a trailer before this movie that features Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming film that looks like it has some good potential: Lucy
I love Sam Wilson’s evolution into a superhero with the aid of his uber-awesome jet-powered wings.
The opening scene with Chris Evans in an Under Armour shirt…wow. My kids gross out whenever I talk about male actors like that, but hey, I’m not dead.
Scenes where everyone points a gun at everyone else in a stand-off always crack me up.
I’m glad we get to see the man behind the mask. The Winter Soldier’s mask gets knocked off fairly early in the film and we learn more about him as the film develops.
The CGI was great and believable.
I thought the slow-motion scene toward the end was great.
I thought the list of things Captain America made of things he needed to catch up on was pretty cute. It included Tai food, Disco, Moon landing, and Marvin Gaye.
I LOVED the finale of How I Met Your Mother: The Complete Series , so I enjoyed seeing Cobie Smulders again.
I love it when Stan Lee makes his cameo performance. His big line in this installment of his Marvel character movies is “Oh man! I am so fired.” Ha ha
I loved watching a middle-aged woman in a dress suit kick bad-guy butt.
Things I didn’t like:
It didn’t have as much humor as The Avengers or Iron Man movies.
Some people may criticize the movie for being unrealistic. Well, duh…it’s a superhero movie.
Nick Fury says “We’re gonna neutralize a lot of threats before they even happen.” Captain America replies “I thought the punishment came after the crime.”
Natasha asks “Hey fellas, either one of you know where the Smithsonian is? I’m here to pick up a fossil.” Captain America says “That’s hilarious” as he gets in her car.
Falcon yells “How do we know the good guys from the bad guys?” Captain America yells back as they run towards danger “If they’re shooting at you, they’re bad!”
Natasha asks “You doing anything fun Saturday night?” Captain America answers “Well, all the guys in my barbershop quartet are dead…so, no, not really.”
Captain America says “You don’t have to come with me.” Falcon replies “I know. When do we start?”
Falcon says to the Cap “You know you’re a lot heavier than you look.” Captain America chirps back “I had a big breakfast.”
A soldier on a plane that Captain America jumps out of says to another soldier “Was he wearing a parachute?” “No, no he wasn’t.”
“Secure the engine room. Then find me a date.” - Captain America
“You’re wrong about me. I do share. I’m nice like that.” – Agent Nick Fury
“I do what he does, just slower.” - Falcon, referring to Captain America.
Did you know?
The Avengers was almost a rated R movie. Some of the violence was a bit too much, so the directors had to tone it down and resubmit it. There is LOT of violence in Captain America: The Winter Soldier [HD] , but they tried hard to not get an R rating so that kids could watch it. Parents, be prepared for lots of shooting, explosions, and collateral damage.
Robert Downey Jr. has already convinced us how cool he is, but he took it up another notch when he invited 20 kids to join him at his house to watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier [HD] . He posted this note on his Facebook page “What better way to spend my birthday than recognizing the cosmic miracle of Captain America 2 opening the same day.” Nice.
Agent Nick Fury trades in his eye patch for a set of cool shades. You even get to see what’s underneath his patch.
If you’re currently watching the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show, see this movie first, and then continue watching the TV series.
Keep watching after the credits roll for a teaser.
If you liked the Trouble Man song from the movie, check out the entire
This is how you make a superhero movie. Director brothers Joe and Anthony Russo are best known for sitcoms with few but passionate fans (“Community,” “Happy Endings,” “Arrested Development”) and the underrated crime comedy “Welcome to Collinwood.” That is not the kind of credential that usually leads to a big budget comic book movie. But they prove to be just what the doctor ordered, funny where it should be, exciting where it should be, smarter than it needs to be, and just plain fun. Plus, I may be late to the party, but now I totally get the shield thing now as offensive and defensive weapons and it is very cool... See Full Review
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER is a terrific action movie. It hits all the right plot points and adds some nifty twists. Once again, Chris Evans does a superb job as the iconic hero. The supporting players are also excellent. Happily, THE WINTER SOLIDER has a strong moral, patriotic worldview... See Full Review
This 3-D popcorn movie is sure to please fans of the Marvel Comics superhero with its patriotic, gung-ho tone and grandiose action sequences. But screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who penned the first Captain America script, expand their horizons with a smart and timely story touching on national security, government surveillance and the price of freedom... See Full Review
“The Winter Soldier” has long, talky, dead stretches. It’s emotionally flat, a lot closer to Evans’ “Fantastic Four” films or the “Thor” sequel than it is to “Captain America: The First Avenger,” or “The Avengers.” It’s OK for April, in other words, but not up to the higher standards of a Marvel summer blockbuster... See Full Review