QUICK PICK: Captain America – The Winter Soldier

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Likely spoilers ahead!

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has an overall good roster of movies to justify its success with some modern classics, mostly solid entries and even a few duds (thanks, Thor). CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER is in the modern classic category for its boldness.

GOOD: BOLD STEPS FORWARD

WINTER SOLDIER is head-and-shoulders better than THE AVENGERS as a film and on par with IRON MAN 3 (which I said was Marvel’s best… I lied… this is better). The actors are more confident in their roles, the story is less a “comic book” type and on par with a Jason Bourne or Tom Clancy story with conspiracy, betrayal, and some very intense action scenes.One does not simply leave a marvel movie

Furthermore, Marvel took the bold step of stripping away clandestine S.H.I.E.L.D. (which is also felt within the ABC series AGENTS of S.H.I.E.L.D.) through a decades-long infestation by World War II terror organization HYDRA. The movie also dropped MAJOR leads for the upcoming AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON including a hot mid-credits stinger scene.

BAD: SOME PLOT POINTS DIDN’T QUITE MAKE SENSE

For some good infotainment, just watch what Cinema Sins had to say about the movie. Some things don’t quite make sense.

UGLY: MISSING CHARACTERS

I really wanted to see Red Skull return. He never officially died.

Also, where are the Avengers that are still on Earth? Stark? Banner? Hawkeye? Are they at Starbucks?

9

Out of a possible 10.

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