Captain America: Winter Soldier Review

“Winter Solider” is a nonstop thrill ride, from beginning to end. For the duration of the movie, I found myself with a huge grin plastered on my face.

Chris Evan delivers his performance of Captain America with paranoia, determination, and charm. Captain Rogers finds himself still adjusting to the new world he was brought back to, as well as his allegiance to S.H.I.E.L.D. Commander Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and fellow Avenger Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson).

His trepidation turns out to be wise, because under the command of Alexander Pierce (Robert Redford) S.H.I.E.L.D. has been building three huge warships that will eventually police the whole world.

Once Captain America discovers an enemy from his past will sit upon the throne, while also using a friend from his past as a lapdog, he decides S.H.I.E.L.D. is getting out of hand.

Much fighting ensues. Cap befriends a sidekick named Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Black Widow turns out to be as trustworthy as an assassin can be, however the stakes are high with an entire rogue army of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.

The action can get repetitious but it’s never outright numbing (see the “Thor” movies; or don’t). Marvel studios deliver yet another hit.