Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Title - Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Year of release - 2014

Genre - Action/Adventure

Length - 2 hours 16 minutes

Rating - 12A

Director - Anthony Russo and Joe Russo

Writer(s) - Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeeley, Ed Brubaker, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby

Who is in it? - Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers, Samuel L.Jackson as Nick Fury, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff, Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce and Anthony Mackie as Falcon/Sam Wilson to name a few.

What's it about? - Steve Rogers is still getting used to the modern day culture and is catching up on what has happened during his absence from the world. His morals become tested when an old friend, but new enemy kills the director of SHIELD Nick Fury. However fury warns Rogers that SHIELD has been over run by Hydra. Rogers, taking on the advice of Fury is quickly marked as a traitor and targeted for elimination, something he does not kindly to. With the help of an ally in the form of Black Widow and that of Falcon, they set about to uncover the truth and take down the Winter Soldier, who as of yet Rogers fails to recognise. That is until he comes face to face with someone who once he called friend.

Is it any good? - This film is a perfect follow up to the first Captain America installment and has paved the way for more individual films and plenty more Avengers films.

Why should I watch it? - Any Marvel fan must watch this film and anyone who loves a good action film will enjoy the watch. The visual effects are brilliant and the acting us sublime.

How do you rate it overall? - 8/10

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