Movie review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

As of April 13th, Captain America: The Winter Soldier had taken in over $100 million globally, setting the box office record for this month.
Surprisingly, more people are seeing it overseas than are in the United States and overall it is attracting more than just the typical Marvel mavens.
So what’s the appeal?

Well for starters, the plot is very intriguing. Steve Rogers, Captain America, must learn to live in the modern world, but when the Winter Soldier returns, the past surfaces, things only become more difficult. Captain America, with the help of Falcon, The Black Widow, and others, must defeat the Winter Soldier while also taking down a compromised S.H.I.E.L.D.
It’s exciting for those who follow the comic books, movies and television series and also for those, like myself, who are not quite so superhero savvy.
There is never a dull moment thanks to countless plot twists, jaw dropping special effects, and incredible futuristic technologies.
With a cast including Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansen, Samuel L. Jackson, and Robert Redford, you know it’s going to be a great movie.
It’s good for college students because you won’t be bored. There’s a little bit of touchy-feely emotion, but it’s not excessive and enhances the story.
Because I lack extensive Marvel knowledge, it was a bit hard for me to understand everything. But even without complete understanding, it was a very well made and exciting film to watch.
Freshman Vincent Guerrera, someone more knowledgeable in the comic book area, said that he enjoyed both Captain America movies but this one was better.
“It was awesome, I loved it,” Guerrera said.
Fellow classmate, John Barone, agreed and added that he especially liked Johansson reprising her role as The Black Widow.
Oh, and a piece of advice: stay after the first little run of credits for a hint about the next movie.

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