I’m going to use one phrase to describe this movie. “The greatest superhero movie ever made”, how does that sound? Yes I am speaking to all you Dark Knight fans. There are no Heath Ledger Oscar performances in The Winter Soldier, but this movie didn’t call for that.
What makes Steve Rogers (Captain America) the greatest hero of them all, is because after he acquired his powers, he has only tried to do good things with them. Iron Man gets drunk and parties. Thor is an oversized baby at times who just has to prove he is tougher than other people.
Rogers joined SHIELD “to protect people” he says. And this movie tests his moral in way that he didn’t expect. Imagine waking up and learning that everything you knew was a lie. What if you fought and laid your life on the line to find out that the people you trusted had ulterior motives.
That’s what Rogers had to endure during this movie. He learned that SHIELD wasn’t only corrupted, but has been since its creation. That HYDRA, the group led by the Nazis that Captain America fought in WW2, are SHIELD.
Years underground, HYDRA has infiltrated the government for one purpose. They took the Helicarrier used by Nick Furry and created 3 more of them. Each equipped with weapons that can kill thousands by the minute. HYDRA created a program that would target those who could be a threat to them and with a push of a button kill them all.
“Trust no one” Nick Furry says to Rogers. Rogers must rely on a select few who he trusts to stop HYDRA. Natasha Romanoff, who Rogers doesn’t even know if he can trust, tags along. Also Sam Wilson, a military pilot accompanies Rogers to help take down HYDRA. The Winter Soldier is HYDRA’s greatest assassin, has been used on missions towards the end of WW2. The Winter Soldier has ties to Roger’s past and makes Rogers question if he could kill The Winter Soldier if needed.
This movie is a deep as it is actioned packed. The difference between this action and that of The Dark Knight, is that you can see it perfectly. Many movies these days make action sequences close-ups and very fast. In some movies it’s hard to make out what’s going on at times. The directing of Captain America 2 takes the camera back so you can see every punch thrown and can make out what exactly is going on.
The only problem I had with the movie was that he was WAY too good with that shield. At times making pin point throws and catching it from behind his back. It wasn’t a problem, but it was a little bit too farfetched.
This movie gets a clear 5/5 and one of the best movies of the year. I might end up buying two copies of this movie because I think I will wear out the DVD when I buy it.