On Bluray from directors Anthony, Joe Russo and Marvel comes the next installment of a hero with CAPTAIN AMERICA: The Winter Soldier.
This film tells the story of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) who has dedicated his life to being Captain America. Along with Natasha (Scarlett Johansson) aka Black Widow, they continue to work with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) on capturing the bad guys.
But when the bad guys come home to roost, Steve and Natasha are hit when Fury is killed as S.H.I.E.L.D. falls under attack. They soon learn that the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) is responsible and his attacks are not over.
Alexander Pierce (Robert Redford) takes the director’s seat but it might not be enough. Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) aka Falcon joins Captain American and the Black Widow to discover who is responsible and what is the purpose of the Winter Soldier.
The twists and turns keep our super heroes finding enemies without as well as within!
FINAL WORD: Evans has grown into the role of Captain America. At first I wasn’t sure that I could get past the fact that he was already a superhero with Johnny Storm from THE FANTASTIC FOUR. Personally I hate when studios try to mess with me that way, it’s a quirk I have. Perhaps I have a new found respect for Evans having seen SNOWPIERCER and loving it so I give Captain America a nod – either way it works.
Johansson as Natasha gets another chance to wear binding black leather and show her kick ass moves. There is an obvious affection for Mr. Fury and I’m sure more films will show that that’s all about. She’s tough, she’s motivated and, at times, a little scary but that’s the point.
Mackie as Falcon is the first quiet one in the film mainly he flies around and whacks people with his wings. Nothing wrong with that except when near an open flame scarecrow! Not sure I’d go up with this guy on a joy ride but he’s alright enough.
The second quiet one is the Winter Soldier as Stan is more of a no-talk-lots-of-action kinda guy. He’s got unresolved issues and a memory problem so I think I’d be a tad cranky too yet this guy has a hair-trigger temper so I’d keep my distance.
Jackson as Fury turns in a solid performance which is easy to do for this actor. He gets to wear an eye patch, black trench coat and blurt out witticisms – but that’s Jackson for you.
I just love Redford, so much so I’m willing to forgive me easily for ALL IS LOST. Here he get’s to join the Marvel family as Pierce, a man whose agenda is just a little on the shady side. Its okay, it’s Redford and that’s enough for me.
The Bluray includes: Making-of Featurettes, Audio Commentary, Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes, Bloopers all coming in at 136 minutes. Marvel Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company have the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment with a library of over 8,000 features
Other cast include: Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow, Max Hernandez as Jasper Sitwell, Emily VanCamp as Kate, Haylet Atwell as Peggy Carter, Toby Jones as Dr. Arnim Zola, Callan Mulvey as Jack Rollins, Jenny Agutter as Councilwoman Hawley and Stan Lee as the Smithsonian Guard.
TUBS OF POPCORN: I give CAPTAIN AMERICA: The Winter Soldier three tubs of popcorn out of five. This is everything Marvel is known for – big crashes, loud bangs, special effects up the wazzu and a loyal Marvel comic following.
CAPTAIN AMERICA is based on the comic books published in 1941. Transformed into a perfect human being with a serum, Captain America fights for the American ideals of liberty and justice and now it’s on the big screen for fans!
In the end – trust no one!