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In a rather short period of time, Sebastian Stan has become quite well known to fans of all different genres. The CW set know him as Carter Baizen from Gossip Girl, while comedy fans may recall his turn as Hot Tub Time Machine. His wide variety of roles including Black Swan, USA Network's Political Animals and ABC's Once Upon a Time have little in common, except for how vastly different they are from one another.
Of course, Marvel fans were introduced to the actor in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger as Bucky Barnes, the best friend of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and one of his Howling Commandos, but although he's returning in this weekend's sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he most certainly isn't playing the same old Bucky. Thought to be dead for decades, this once-heroic character emerges as the powerful Winter Soldier, whose abilities exceed even the super serum-enhanced Captain America, »
Captain America: The Winter Soldier already has a lot of people claiming it as the best Marvel movie yet, which is bizarre hyperbole in the face of The Avengers, but for those who love a grounded spy yarn it definitely has a maturity not present in any other Marvel outing to date. Or at least a different style of superhero storytelling. Imagine it as Captain America: Enemy of the State with double the action sequences. Rob’s review is thorough and glowing, worthy of a great superhero movie that tones down its superheroism in favor of plot intrigue. It’s a sentiment matched by a ton of critics, but I can’t agree with it completely. The positives absolutely outweigh the negatives, and it’s a very slick movie, but there’s more to do than simply throwing ticker tape from out your office window. Mostly because it would be difficult to find ticker tape these »
- Scott Beggs
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