Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Have you guys seen the new Captain America Film yet? I was so excited about watching it I went on the first day it was released in the UK. I thought the cinema would be packed but when we arrived the screening was only about half way full. I was really surprised as the Marvel franchise has become so popular, but maybe it’s just because we were viewing it 3D… who knows.

If you haven’t seen it I would definitely recommend it! It really is brilliant, even if you don’t like Captain America, as I’ve found many don’t, you’ll still find something to like.

I never was one of those people that disliked Captain America, I’ve always liked the first film and am a fan of Chris Evans, but I do understand the reasons for disdain. He’s very old fashioned, some would say he was a bit of a drip, though I would say that he was just a gentleman. But in this new film his character is much improved, he’s witty, sarcastic and cynical of the work he’s doing, however, underneath that lies the man too afraid to get close to anyone, and after what he’s experienced who can blame him?! There’s a particular scene with his old beau Peggy, in which we see the heartbreaking condition she’s now in, whilst he’s still young and able. Despite this he manages to carry of some brilliant sexual tension with his partner in crime Natasha Romanoff (played by Scarlett Johansson). The whole film is a ‘will-they-won’t-they’ moment; fans of the Black Widow/Hawkeye duo may find this hard to digest but do not fear, I don’t think anything is definite – maybe a love triangle will spruce things up a bit in the next Avengers…

The action in it is also, in my opinion, much better than the first film. The car chases, one on one combat, guns, things get blown up left right and centre, and not to mention Johansson’s fancy moves. That girl can really kick butt. And we also have the new female bad ass Kate/Agent 13 played by the brilliant Emily VanCamp and the return of Maria Hill (Colbie Smulders). This one’s got all sort of female empowerment roles. Just what we like. They often put the men to shame.

The addition of Sam Wilson/Falcon (played by Anthony Mackie) is another welcome new friend to stand by Cap’s side, and his cocky humor provides great banter between the cast. I certainly hope to see more of him as the franchise progresses.

And of course not to forget the story line, taken from one of the original graphic novel plots, it doesn’t fail to meet expectations. There’s so much tension throughout and the twists and turns are placed very carefully, if you don’t know the story already then you’ll be shocked to find out some of the secrets revealed.  I knew parts of what was going to happen and I was still on the edge of seat. The Winter Soldier’s story is definitely one to keep an eye on. However, it still doesn’t sit right with a lot of fans as the films steers away from the ideal that the Captain is made out to be. Chris Evans particularly has stated how excited he is to see his character make some mistakes along the way. I’m certainly one of those eager to see what they can come up with over the next few films.

I really think it’s a fantastic film and if you don’t believe me the go see it for yourself and prove me wrong!

Take a look at some of the secrets revealed in the film that you might not notice HERE

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