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Movie Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier in theaters today (4/4/14)

 

Captain America Winter Soldier

Finally! The long awaited Marvel film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, arrives in theaters today, April 4, 2014. I know that a lot of Marvel fans are super excited to see the newest installment to the Marvel movie franchise and the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger.

If you follow my blog you might have read our interview with Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha/Black Widow) and the President of Marvel, Kevin Feige. Next week I’ll be sharing interviews with Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon) and Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier).

It’s been a couple of years since Captain America: The First Avenger. Steve is doing his best to adjust to modern life living in Washington, DC. He still works for S.H.I.E.L.D.

On a run one morning he meets an former military man, Sam Wilson, who counsels soldiers who are dealing with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Their chance meeting will turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

Shortly after the movie begins so does the action. Steve is sent to a ship, along with other S.H.I.E.L.D agents that has been taken over by Algerian pirates. As Steve is trying to eliminate the pirates he notices that Natasha, aka “Black Widow”, is downloading files from the ship’s computer system. When questioned about it she refuses to tell Steve what it’s all about. This makes Steve a bit suspicious.

Upon his return Steve is summoned to Nick Fury’s (Samuel L. Jackson) office. There is enlightened by Fury about a secret project called HYDRA. HYDRA has a set of three helicarriers that are linked up to spy satellites. They are able to eliminate threats before they are able to cause mayhem. Another words if HYDRA identifies YOU as a potential threat the helicarrier is able to pin point your exact location and destroy you.

Helicarrier

Helicarrier

Some might think this is a good thing but Fury feels like this could lead to bigger problems and mass destruction. HYDRA is not as good as it might appear to be. The technology could be used for evil purposes. Steve is not sure how he feels about the project.

On his way to deliver some important information, Fury is ambushed by HYDRA agents. He barely escapes. He makes his way to Steve’s apartment where he hands off a USB flash drive to Steve before being shot. Fury undergoes surgery at a secret S.H.I.E.L.D location but dies during surgery.

With Natasha’s help, Steve tries to find out what was on the flash drive Fury gave him before he was killed. He also learns about a super soldier who is trying to stop them and protect HYDRA. He’s simply known as the Winter Soldier. He’s unlike any other soldier Steve has met before… or has he?

Steve and Natasha need to find out what the secret information is on the file Fury was killed for while trying to avoid being destroyed by the Winter Soldier. Can the information be used to destroy HYDRA before it’s too late? And what new super hero joins Captain America and the Black Window? To find out these answers you need to go and see Captain America: The Winter Soldier which is out in theaters TODAY!

Winter Soldier

This film is EPIC! There is A LOT of incredible action from start to finish. There is never a dull moment. The action is non-stop.

The special effects in this film are awesome. I especially love the helicarriers. They are massive! The whole idea of a helicarrier that is able to seek and destroy any person who MIGHT pose a threat is pretty scary. Let’s hope technology never advances to that point.

The fight scenes, especially with the Winter Soldier, are amazing. I have no doubt that most people will be on the edge of their seats while watching them.

There are a lot of twists and turns and things you will not expect in this film.

If you loved the original film, Captain America: The First Avenger, you are going to LOVE this film. Personally I like this film much more than the first film. This one has a lot more action.

The film is over two hours long and rated PG-13. Due to the intense action on the screen I think this film is not appropriate for young children. I know there are plenty of 6 and 7 year olds out there who are anxious to see this film but I would strongly recommend that you go and see if FIRST so that you can judge whether or not your younger child can handle the intense action and fight scenes.

Captain America

Make sure you stay until the very end! And by very end I mean until the very last credit has been shown. There are two “bonus clips” in the credits – one possibly alluding to the next film. When I attended the screener many journalists left before the very last credit. Some came back but others missed out on the bonus clips.

I think even non-fans of the series, or those who are new to the Marvel universe, will phenomenal.

You can check out the film’s official Facebook page as well as the Twitter page. The official hashtag is #CaptainAmerica. To hear what other bloggers have to say about the film check out the hashtag #CaptainAmericaEvent.

If you see the film I would love to hear your thoughts about it. Feel free to leave a comment. I always love to hear from my readers.

Here are some great Captain America: The Winter Soldier activity pages and coloring pages for your enjoyment. In addition I have some fun facts about the film you might enjoy. Simply click on the links to save and download the information so you can print it out when you want to enjoy them with your family.

Captain America Winter Soldier Activity Pack

Captain America Winter Soldier Coloring Pages

Captain America Winter Soldier Fun Facts

Here is the film’s trailer for your entertainment.

 

Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I attended a free screener.

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

Comments

  1. I cannot wait ti see this movie. I like that this movie is rated PG-13 and not rated R. Thank you for this post.

  2. My three boys would love to watch this movie with their dad, and a trip to the local drive in theater might be in their near future.

  3. I did not see the last Captain America movie, but I heard good things about this one.