Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell

Directed by: Anthony Russo

Produced by: Marvel Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Distributed by: Disney

Genre: action/adventure

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Review by Xibo Date seen: May 26, 2014
Viewing Location: NYC E-Walk 13 Grade: A
Summary: Action-packed hero movie.
Even better than the first, apparently. Marvel's doing a bang-up job with their lead characters. Plus cameos of other heroes, which ties this all into the Marvel Universe, as well as changing the course of the TV show Agents of SHIELD in a dramatic way. Impressive special effects as well, particularly with the helicarrier.  

Review by Finrod Date seen: May 28, 2014
Viewing Location: theater Grade: A
Summary: Captain America in the 21st century works pretty well
The first Captain America movie was necessarily set during World War II, so bringing him into the current era has some inherent awkwardness to it. However, they handled it very well without really overdoing it, with just enough references to it to be amusing without being annoying. At the same time, Marvel did a good job of making this be an important movie in the MCU, with the most implications for the shared universe from any movie not named Avengers. As previously mentioned, this movie completely changed the tone of the associated TV show, Agents of SHIELD, but in an appropriate way that gave the TV show more focus. Black Widow has a major role (even bigger than her role in Iron Man 2), but we don't really see anyone else other than Nick Fury. 

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