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Movie Review | Captain America: The Winter Soldier

 

5/5 Stars

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, lives quietly in Washington, D.C. trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy. (c) Metacritic

This. Movie. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, I advise you to go watch it right now. Like leave the house, right now, and go watch it. It was simply amazing. I honestly cannot think of a single flaw. Everything from the plot to the setting…Fantastic.

I found it amazing how seamlessly they made this movie, considering how it comes around 70 years later than the first Captain America. There wasn’t any discontinuity, but that being said, The Winter Soldier could easily stand by itself as a movie.

All the characters in this film were brilliant. There weren’t any “stereotypical” blocks that any of them were in. They were all unique and different, and had many layers to them, making them all the more believable. I also enjoyed the different dynamics each character brought to the plot. Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) have very different backstories and personalities, and it was refreshing to see them work together. Anthony Mackie’s character Sam Wilson really stood out to me. I loved the fact that he was just the “average guy”, but he joined forces with Captain America, and helped save the world. Like how awesome is that.

The plot…oh my gosh. It is a complete wild ride that you will not regret. There are so many plot twists and revelations that I was tense throughout the whole movie. All these plot twists just kind of punch you in the face, and you keep watching while still in shock. However, the plot is still smooth. It isn’t jumpy, and the editing doesn’t give you whiplash. The flawless transitions just make it all the more shocking when something incredible happens.

It’s one of those movies where you think, if I try and explain how good it is…I’ll ruin it. So just go watch it. It’s amazing.

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