Movie Review - Captain America: The Winter SoldierWednesday, April 23, 2014
If you do not know, all the Marvel movies currently are on the timeline called the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). There are a total of 3 phases planned currently, and we are now in Phase 2 after the last Avengers movie. This means that if you miss 1 Marvel movie, you are missing part of the bigger story! Captain America: Winter Soldier is Part III of Phase 2, after which will be Guardians of the Galaxy, and then, the big climax: Avengers 2!
"HAHAHA FINALLY WE CLONED OURSELVES!"
Movie Title - Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Genre: + (Marvel should have its own genre. So, The Evilbean shall coin a new genre called Marvel. You witnessed the birth of a new genre on this blog!)
Synopsis: The storyline gets more complicated in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as politics and conspiracies are now involved. SO COMPLICATED that The Evilbean cannot do a proper synopsis except that the plot is about the Winter Soldier, S.H.I.E.L.D, Nick Fury who is going to be assassinated, and HYDRA.
Review: Despite having a more complicated plot, this movie still delivers non-stop action with twists and turns. This is a movie that you will need to read up more after the movie because there are so many underlying meanings and Easter Eggs in the plot.
In the post credits, Bucky actually revisits the Captain America museum to find out more about himself. This is actually foreshadowing the DEATH of Captain America and Bucky replacing him. YES. CAPTAIN AMERICA IS GONNA DIE :( You definitely have to read this well-written article here which is all about the Captain America story arc if you are a Marvel fan.
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Also, this is a Marvel movie where the director shot most of the action scenes without CGI. It is a movie that has lots of pure, real action of car crash, explosions and combat moves. And since it is so real, it almost make you feel that Captain America is a REAL character living among us. (I wished that Wolverine is real though, I wanna touch his claws)
In order to appreciate and understand this movie, it is quite essential for you to have watched the first Captain America movie. If not, I am quite sure your brain will explode from the deep, complicated story plot.
Stay back for: This is a Marvel movie. You should ALWAYS STAY BACK for the credits no matter what. There are 2 scenes you need to stay back for, one during mid-credits and one at the end. DON'T BE A KUKU AND WALK OUT OF THE THEATRE as soon as the credits roll. I will laugh at you.
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