It took 3 freaking years for this sequel to be released. I’d admit, this wasn’t a movie that I was anticipating every minute of the day, like how it was with ‘Thor : The Dark World‘, but I still was really excited when it was finally released. And as much as I enjoyed the first movie, ‘Captain America : The First Avenger‘, it didn’t leave a lasting impression as did the other Marvel movies. The same cannot be said about this sequel. Captain America : The Winter Soldier is a fantastic movie! Totally didn’t disappoint and made me wanna re-watch it the minute I stepped out of the cinema. 🙂 Great storyline, fantastic action and amazing chemistry between the characters.
Chris Evans returns as Steve Rogers, the ever so charming Captain America. Gotta say, I love the modern costume much more than the one he wore for the 1940’s era, even though its missing the signature red and bright blue colours. Love how the scriptwriters and director made Steve Rogers a much more relaxed person as compared to his character in Captain America : The First Avenger and The Avengers. It’s nice to see him settling down and finding his niche in the 21st century. Even cuter was the fact that he wrote down things he needs to catch up on in a small little notepad. Guess he still hasn’t discovered the smart phone. 😛 Also, it seems that, the director has decided to have different lists for a couple of the different countries/continents. 🙂 I also thought the attire he wore to workout right at the beginning of the movie makes him look a tad more attractive than usual. That is of course, before I notice the man-boobs. Lol! 😛 Then again, he still looks pretty dashing. Any guy who can pull off a casual workout attire gets my approval. Haha!
Am glad that Black Widow has a big and significant part in this movie. Scarlett Johansson killed the part, as usual. In a good way. Love the sassy personality right from when she was in Iron Man 2. In this movie though, I’m not sure if I’m the only one, but there seems to be some spark between Natasha Romanoff and Steve Rogers. Not sure what kinda spark that is, but it’s definitely something. They would make quite a good couple on screen, me thinks. Sadly towards the end, it seems that they’re just really good friends. So I guess I got the wrong vibe from them. Still, it’s good to hope. Steve Rogers needs a girlfriend. 😛
Newcomer to the Marvel family is Anthony Mackie who portrays Falcon (Sam Wilson). The addition of the Falcon somehow added extra humour factor to the movie, which is a good thing. Lightens the mood in certain scenes and increases its ‘entertaining’ scale. So far the casting for Marvel’s movie has been pretty spot on, and Mackie seems to fit perfectly in this role as well.
In this movie, the supposedly dangerous villian, is actually none other than Captain America’s bestie in the 1940s whom until recently, he thought to be dead. Bucky Barnes, also known as the Winter Soldier is played by it’s original cast, Sebastian Stan. The long hair really didn’t suit him. Almost couldn’t recognize that he’s the same guy as the one in the first Captain America movie. So much better looking with short hair. 😛 Oh well, I guess the long hair is to make him look more….. evil? It sorta worked I guess.
Hopefully there’ll be a third movie coming out, but so far, there hasn’t been any news on that. This movie makes me pray and hope for a third Captain America movie. 🙂 It’s definitely one of the top shows released this year. Definitely top 5. I would say top 3, but I can’t really recall all the shows released this year, so to be on the safe side, top 5. 😛