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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo

Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie and Robert Redford

 

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Steve Rogers is still trying to get use to the modern world and comes up against someone stronger and faster than him in the Winter Soldier who also links in to his past.

The sequel to The First Avenger sort of feels and acts like an Avengers 1.5 with a heavy SHIELD influence and other superheroes apart from the titular character in the story including Black Widow and new comer Falcon. The film does have an espionage thriller feel to it with the superheroes having to band together to defeat the threat that has come their way which includes the villain the Winter Soldier.

Followers of the comic arc will know who the Winter Soldier is but it does not retract from the story of the film and where we might possibly be heading for Age of Ultron and Captain America 3 however there is another story element that could have massive altercations for these films and the TV show Marvel’s Agents of Shield but I’m not going to spoil that for you.

As with all Marvel films you will want to stay during the credits as there are 2 post-credit scenes, just like with Thor: The Dark World, with one setting up a future Marvel film and the other setting up a possible link to the third in the series.

 

Recommend

As a big fan of what Marvel are doing at the moment and where they are heading for future films this one does not let you down. I grinned from start to finish and with some fantastic fight and action scenes with the odd bit of humour thrown in making this film thoroughly enjoyable. As with other Marvel films do keep an eye/ear out for references for possible future films and Avenger character mentions.

TheFriedGold rating – 8/10 – A real Captain’s performance

 

Film Fact

In one scene, Natasha Romanoff, Black Widow, wears a necklace with an arrow on it which is in  reference to her teammate and occasional lover Clint Barton, Hawkeye.

 

 

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Announced at Comic-Con yesterday, July 14th, were the titles of the next Marvel offerings of Thor and Captain America. There was also some concept art released for Guardians of the Galaxy and some test footage of Edgar Wrights Ant-Man. On the DC side of things we had the first poster reveal of the next Superman film.

Thor 2 is now officially called Thor: The Dark World and will be released on 11th August 2013

Captain America 2 is now officially called Captain America: The Winter Soldier and will be released on 4th March 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy will be released on 1st August 2014

 

 

Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man currently does not have a release date but with Edgar doing it you know it is going to be epic.

 

And lets not forget Iron Man 3 which is due for release on 3rd May 2013

 

 

Here is the first Man of Steel poster. With this now finally released and some footage shown at Comic-Con the rumours coming out are that we will be getting the first trailer run in front of The Dark Knight Rises which would make sense as they are both DC properties. Man of Steel is due to be released on 13th June 2013