Thursday, 2 October 2014

Before we get started, does anyone want to get out?

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Another strong entry from Marvel Studios, this manages to be a bleaker pic than the first film but doesn't wallow in modish melancholy and offers up a lot of fun.
Evans remains completely charming and is ably backed up by Johansson (given the most to do in the movies yet and proving Black Widow could hold her own film easily) and especially newcomer Anthony Mackie whose double act with Cap is immediate and delightful (and the film sells the hell out of his wings which could have come off as goofy).
It suffers from the Marvel Studios template beats but has better definition for it's villain than say Thor 2 or Guardians of the Galaxy. The action itself though is generally a step up from previous efforts with some terrific stunt accentuating character beats.

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