Thursday 17 April 2014

Movie Review - Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Tonight Ken and I saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 3D. I really had little interest in seeing it, but heard it was good from a few people, including Ken who has already seen it twice.

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and 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-the Winter Soldier.

It was a very enjoyable and fun movie from beginning to end. I still find it amazing how great special effects are these days. A movie like this could not have been made ten years ago.

The plot had great twists and turns in it and I think Chris Evans makes a great Captain America.  As always with comic book movies, there are some holes in the plot and some scenes which are not scientifically possible but that is only if you over think it. Just take it all with a grain of salt, sit back and enjoy the film.

For me, the jury is still out on 3D. This movie is good as it did not play to the technology. I found Scarlett Johansson looked weird in some scenes due to the 3D effect. I would have rather seen this movie without the 3D, which can make my eyes rather tired, but the movie times did not allow that.

This is a movie worth seeing on the big screen and I give it a 7/10.

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