Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Review 2014 by RD Clark

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Written by: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (Screenplay) Ed Brubaker (concept and story) Based on the comic by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby

Directed by: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo + Joss Whedon (post-credits scene)

Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Cobie Smulders, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hernández

Rated PG-13
Running time: 136 mins

Our favorite Boy Scout finds there is something rotten inside of SHIELD and nothing will stop him from getting to the bottom of it.

Wow! This was an exciting ride. An action movie/political thriller/social commentary all rolled into one big ball of fun. Evans is still perfect as Captain America and Scarlet IS The Black Widow (though I don’t think they have ever called her that). Mackie as the Falcon soars in his role (see what I did there?) and Redford is…well, I can’t give too much away, but he gets it done. A one, two, three-punch and knockout of a movie.

One minor gripe which is not specific to this movie: Mercenaries who still can’t hit someone with automatic weapons? Come on, folks; this is getting old.

Otherwise, I highly recommend it. Take the kids, they’ll love it. This is a Marvel movie, so of course there is a mid-credits scene and a post-credits scene, both worth staying for.

Flytrap rating: 9/10

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