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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 4 April 2014 (USA)
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As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier.

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Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Writers:

Christopher Markus (screenplay by), Stephen McFeely (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Evans ... Steve Rogers / Captain America
Samuel L. Jackson ... Nick Fury
Scarlett Johansson ... Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Robert Redford ... Alexander Pierce
Sebastian Stan ... Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
Anthony Mackie ... Sam Wilson / Falcon
Cobie Smulders ... Maria Hill
Frank Grillo ... Brock Rumlow
Maximiliano Hernández ... Jasper Sitwell (as Maximiliano Hernandez)
Emily VanCamp ... Kate / Agent 13
Hayley Atwell ... Peggy Carter
Toby Jones ... Dr. Arnim Zola
Stan Lee ... Smithsonian Guard
Callan Mulvey ... Jack Rollins
Jenny Agutter ... Councilwoman Hawley
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Storyline

For Steve Rogers, awakening after decades of suspended animation involves more than catching up on pop culture; it also means that this old school idealist must face a world of subtler threats and difficult moral complexities. That becomes clear when Director Nick Fury is killed by the mysterious assassin, the Winter Soldier, but not before warning Rogers that SHIELD has been subverted by its enemies. When Rogers acts on Fury's warning to trust no one there, he is branded as a traitor by the organization. Now a fugitive, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow and his new friend, The Falcon. However, the battle will be costly for the Sentinel of Liberty, with Rogers finding enemies where he least expects them while learning that the Winter Soldier looks disturbingly familiar. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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In heroes we trust.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, gunplay and action throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

4 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain America 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$95,023,721, 6 April 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$259,766,572

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$714,766,572
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2.39 : 1
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The most exciting this franchise has been in years
27 March 2014 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

When Fury(L. Jackson, tough as usual, for him and these) is attacked by an unknown enemy, the Captain(Evans, will of steel, heart of gold) and Black Widow(Johansson, sultry and devious – this uses her right, finally) find themselves(they have a great chemistry, with a charming running gag of her wanting to pair him up with a girl, going through a list of ones they both know; and with his straightforward nature, and her relative lack of integrity, they both affect the other towards them, benefiting both) with no one else to trust, except perhaps the veteran Falcon(Mackie, amiable), as they uncover a genuinely devastating truth, while on the run from a considerable force – including the elusive assassin, The Winter Soldier(Stan, terrifying, pure awesome pretty much every second he's on screen).

This is just short of the level of The Avengers. It uses the strong continuity of the cinematic Marvel(as in, their own studio) universe better than any of the others, and does justice to many different elements, most of them set up prior to this. Events occur in this that will have serious consequences for future entries. The plot-driven nature and approach of a 70's political thriller(where some characters, all credible and with something to do, happen to wear a flag or the like) in a contemporary setting and with biting satire(on foreign policy, something not entirely new to these, but never before this sharp… commenting on mass surveillance and executions taking place before any trial against the (supposed) perpetrator) is spot-on. From a 40's war flick, with heroism and defined lines between good and evil, to the modern method of taking on the opposition – with spying, and questionable tactics(compared to one army versus another).

The action all comes about naturally, it's personal, hard-hitting and, on account of next to no CGI, it's "real". Each intense set-piece is varied(fighting, shooting, chasing both on foot and vehicular…), you will remember them, and except for one bit, they feel fresh and original. Among the very few weaknesses are that Sharon(VanCamp, another compelling and strong woman) has nothing to do in this, appearing as if her important scenes were cut, and/or that she was setup for the next one. She is the only one that that goes for, a pleasant surprise considering the seemingly bloated cast of characters. This explores S.H.I.E.L.D., and how the iconic super soldier fits into it …or, whether or not he does, at all. The 3D is unobtrusive, adding depth and atmosphere, similar to Avatar.

There is violence and disturbing content in this. I recommend this to any fan of, well, blockbusters. 10/10


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