Movie Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

captain_america_the_winter_soldier_posterMy esteemed colleague Pseudo Joe brought it to my attention that since I had wrote a preview of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” it was only right that I followed that up with the review. Hell I already forgot I wrote that preview but luckily I saw Cap 2 so here I am to tell you how awesome the movie actually is.

Cap 2 is FREAKING BAD-ASS! This has to fall in the top three Marvel movies ever, behind “The Avengers” and “Iron Man.” While the first Captain America movie essentially served as a lead-in for the aforementioned Avengers, this movie gets its own two legs to stand on and it totally kicks the shit out of everything in its way. It’s Steve Rogers again setting the pace for the sequel to “The Avengers.”

The movie strays away from the tone of other Marvel movies in the sense that it’s not overly comic book-ish. Captain America is kind of Marvels version of Batman, at least in the terms of the movies. He’s a human guy, albeit one built to human perfection by the super-soldier serum, handling real life situations. One could make an argument that Batman is no less “super” than Cap by the crap he pulls off. That was one of the first things I noticed about this movie. Rogers pulls off a lot less “super human” stuff in this movie than he did in his first solo and “The Avengers” combined, which is good because Cap isn’t super powered. Rogers does kick all kinds of ass in this movie though which is awesome to watch. Read the rest of this entry »