Ladies and Gentlemen: Captain America is back, and this time he’s got a partner. This past weekend, Marvel Studios released their ninth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the sequel to the 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger. Fans disappointed with the the first film looked forward to the solo next Captain America film. This superhero sequel did not disappoint. From the invigorating plot to the mind-blowing action sequences, this film had everything that a moviegoer wants to see on the screen.
Captain America doesn’t only struggle with S.H.I.E.L.D. ‘s motives, but also with Winter Soldier, a hired assassin with one main objective: to kill. General audiences may be unaware of the backstory of the Soldier, but fans of the comic book already understand who he is and know his purpose. Regardless, the assassin is not a disappointing villain. From his mysterious mask to his robot-like arm, this foe gives Captain America a run for his money.
This film sets the bar high for the average superhero movie. It incorporates themes such as political corruption and in depth character development. The action sequences deserve individual recognition.
From intense hand-to-hand combat to high-speed car chases, this film delivers in terms of “action-packed”. Comic book fans and moviegoers of all ages will enjoy this movie. Comic book fans should also stick around until the end of the credits to for an extra scene. Followers of the source material won’t be disappointed. Captain America: Winter Soldier is open in theaters everywhere.