Apr 142014

Captain America

I saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier last week, and as evidenced by the fact that it was the #1 movie for the 2nd weekend in a row, I was not alone.  Unlike the first Captain America movie, this one takes place in the present time.  Despite having just woken up into this new modern world, Captain America seems to have adapted pretty nicely.  I guess that super serum did more than just make him super strong.

This time around, our hero is up against S.H.I.E.L.D.  Wait, what?  Why is S.H.I.E.L.D. trying to capture Captain America?  And if they are trying to capture him, who can Steve Rogers trust?  Or is he on his own?  He’s got to be able to trust fellow Avenger Black Widow, can’t he?  Or the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. in Director Fury right?  And who is this powerful new bad guy named the Winter Soldier?  Lots to juggle here, though it can’t be as much to juggle as what I’m seeing the new Spider-Man trailers.  Here’s hoping that this newest Spidey movie is nothing like Spider-Man 3.

Anyway, getting back to Captain America, I thought the movie was pretty good.  I found it more fun than the first one, which wasn’t too bad either, although I prefer that superhero movies take place in the present or the future, rather than in the past.  So, that might have had something to do with it.  I did like this movie better than the first Thor movie too.  I did not watch the Thor sequel so cannot comment on that.  The first Iron Man movie was better though, in my opinion.  Although, that might have something to do with what Robert Downey, Jr. brings to that character.  He is just great playing Tony Stark.

I never really read the comic books, but what exactly did the super serum do to Captain America?  Is he bullet proof, because it sure looks like he is.  And what is up with him always being able to get his shield back after throwing or dropping it.  Did the serum create some type of magnetic force between him and the shield?

But, in the end, this was an entertaining movie, and another success in the Disney/Marvel blockbuster machine.  It seems like they just keep churning these out, and the public cannot get enough of it.  I believe that the Avengers 2 is next, so that’s gotta be another notch in the belt.  That can’t fail, right?  I did see the trailer for Gardians of the Galaxy, and it just looks weird to me.  Not sure I really want to watch it, and I’m wondering if that is the movie that ends the winning streak.  Unless my friends want to watch it, I don’t really plan on doing so.   We shall see though.  I did not really want to see the first Iron Man movie when it came out, and I was proved wrong there.  Then again, some talking cartoon characters are not the same as Robert Downey, Jr.

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