Captain America: The Winter Soldier Reviews
And not only do I think it's' easily one of Marvel's best films ever. But trying to bypass my Marvel Superhero film bias but this film struck me enough to it very easily say it's one of the top ten Superhero hero action films that I've ever seen period. It was that great.t! ...
Before I forget - i did like that there were two important future -mover teaser clips after the end of the credits.
One sets up "Avengers: Age of Ultron..... while the other clip will set up "Captain America 3."
·I loved the action sequences/pace of this film. Sure there is the Spy/Conspiracy plot, brief clips of Steve Roger (Chris Evans) of his old school days with his longtime best friend Bucky Barnes, who presumably perished in the previous Capt. America First Avenger film , as well as a couple other ties with World War II comrades But it's the fighting choreography, multiple stunts, firearm gun fights, car chases/gadgets, sky-air -fights, were that were so eye-catching and very impressive. I enjoyed this Captain America film so much, much better than the original Capt. America First Avenger film (which I thought was somewhat boring and pretty average) It was a totally night and day difference between the two films.
From Capt. America: First Avenger film, I never got to see the display level of impressive acrobats, strength, and fighting prowess that I grew up knowing of Capt. America comic books from. That completely changed in the new sequel.I saw some stunts and sequences that I am still in awe with as I had never seen a superhero who doesn't truly have superhuman powers (super-serum made him enhanced, but necessarily super-powered) but yet he was able to single handedly takes out a weaponry equipped fighting jet-copper, he leaps from hundreds of feet from the air into a deep lake without the aid of parachutes, he takes on 10+ fighting agents in a crowded elevator and leaps 30 feet from a building to a concrete ground.
This was the Capt. America that I wanted to see on full display - and Capt. America: Winter Soldier unloaded and delivered everything in the bag. Nothing left back.
Sebastian Stan (the Winter Soldier) doesn't say very much in the film -he may have just a few sentences in the entire movie, as he's basically a minion zombie but the fighting action sequences that he puts on display as the bionic armed Winter Soldier were just terrific. You get to see as a brilliant marksman, hand to hand combat fighter. Not only do I see W.S vs. Capt. on four or five difference occasions but he also take on a fleet of soldiers, battles both Black Widow and the Falcon.
He was a treat to see. Besides taking on the Winter Solider, Capt. Also battles one of his comic book villain known as " Batroc the Leaper " in the beginning of the film in what starts out as a I didn't recognize the actor portraying Batroc, but I thought it would have been a better touch adding a more familiar martial artist face such as Chuck Liddell, etc. but that's stretching it too much with me. We also get to see legendary actor Robert Redford in a different character role than we are accustomed to seeing him.
As much as I can recall, this was the first that I really got to enjoy Samuel Jackson's Nick Fury character - (though I saw in him action in the Avengers movie). But to see him in totally solo against overwhelming number and circumstances - and how he was able to escape and combat forces against him was what I was elated to see.
That was also one of the strongest, more impressive action-scenes in the film. .... (BTW, there are several impressive scenes,). Ironically the Fury scene also gave the film probably its strongest humorous moment. There are some nit bits-like references to other movies that I took notice - one by the Black Widow, the other to " Pulp Fiction" at the end. And as usual Marvel creator/founder Stan Lee makes his usual cameo appearance in a Marvel film, so look out for his spotlight.
Frankly speaking - Fury's combat group which included Steve Rogers ( Capt. A.) and Sam Wilson As the Falcon, Natasha Romanoff as the Black Widow were all put into great action scenes. I fell in love with Scarlett Johansson from both appearance and in full fledge action. As a disguised agent, as a hand to hand combatant, computer hacker, marksman- she was just as amazing in this film as she was in her Iron Man/Avengers films. As with Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson character, the moment I saw the trailer , I quickly identified Capt. America's counterpart known as the Falcon. There will be some intense moments that will surprise you, and yet a couple that are fairly predictable. Interesting ending upon the involvement of S.H.I.E.L.D. and how the very powerful law enforcement agency is dealt with.
My only peeve that I really had with this film was the dreaded " shaky camera scenes" - in trying to make this fast -action film even faster, the blurry cam shots ended up being distracting ....and it was totally unnecessary for this feature - because there was way too much outstanding stunts and fighting choreography to be bugged down with those kind of studio tricks - I would have graded out Capt. 2 even higher if not for those shaky cam shots. ( however shakiness was twice as annoying and almost unbearable in ' Civil War)
Still though , I was so in awe with the fighting choreography, car stunts, costumes, (Scarlett Johansson..! ) that I came out of the theater with quite a satisfactory adrenaline rush after seeing this film and it now puts the pressure on Avengers Age of Ultron, and Xmen Days of Future Past to at least come even with Capt. America Winter Soldier.
On a scale of 1- to 10, I'd give Captain America: Winter Soldier an 8.5