Captain America Winter Soldier review

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a big movie. Big in scope, dense in story, and pivotal to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. It continues the story of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), also known as Captain America, as he begins to return to “normal” life after saving the world with some friends in The Avengers. He’s joined by fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), a soldier turned friend Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and a slew of others including, but not limited to, characters played by Sebastian Stan, Robert Redford, Frank Grillo, Georges St. Pierre, Cobie Smulders and Hayley Atwell. Like I said, it’s a big movie.

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo do a solid job of molding all these moving parts into a story that, for the most part, makes sense. But even when the story gets a little too complicated and the exposition a bit too wordy, it’s quickly saved by its entertaining action and continual narrative twists. Many of these will change everything you thought you knew about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And I’m not just talking about the two credits scenes. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a fun, worthy, if slightly bulky entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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When you spend seventy years under ice, you tend to miss out on a lot of world events and cultural references. (Heck, I feel lost when I sign back on to Twitter after being away for a week.) So naturally, there’s a lot Steve Rogers doesn’t understand about our modern world. But he’s not one to just throw up his hands and give up.

A screenshot from the opening scene of Captain America: The Winter Soldier reveals Cap’s to-do list, with items as varied as “Berlin Wall (Up + Down),” “Thai Food,” and of course, “Star Wars / Trek.” Basically, it’s the most adorable thing ever. Check it out after the jump.

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Captain America The Winter Soldier

Having seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I can confirm the action this time around is much more guttural. The punches, the kicks, the crashes and falls all have a realistic weight to them. You can practically feel the bones crunching in the theater. Case in point: this awesome new Captain America Winter Soldier clip, which features Cap (Chris Evans) chasing the mysterious Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) after an assassination attempt. Who or what was shot at? You’ll have to wait until the film comes out April 4 for that answer, but below check out the excellent aftermath below. Read More »

‘Snowpiercer’ U.S. Release Set for Summer 2014

Snowpiercer US release date

Last month, we finally learned which version of Bong Joon-ho‘s Snowpiercer we’d be seeing in theaters. Now we also know when we’re going to see it. The Weinstein Co. have set a summer 2014 release date for the chilly sci-fi actioner, which had its world premiere in South Korea last summer. Hit the jump for more details on the rollout.

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Captain America The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is still about a month away, but you can watch a full scene from it right now.

Marvel has released a 4 minute clip from the beginning of the movie which shows Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) storming a hijacked cargo ship. You’ll also see Brock Rumlow (Frank Grillo) and Georges Batroc (Georges St. Pierre). It’s about 3 minutes of sequential footage ending with a minute-long montage and it’s all awesome. Check it out below. Read More »

Captain America: The Winter Soldier TV spot

With exactly one month to go until the release date, Marvel has unveiled a new Captain America: The Winter Soldier TV spot that’s chock full of fresh footage. And while it’s not like the earlier ads were stingy with the action, this 60-second promo may be the most adrenaline-pumping one yet.

The focus this time is on the Winter Soldier of the title (Sebastian Stan), specifically the amount of death and destruction he’s rained down on the world. Falcon (Anthony Mackie) gets a good chunk of screentime as well. Watch the video after the jump.

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Captain America The Winter Soldier

It seems fitting that the latest trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier would debut during that most American of holidays, Super Bowl Sunday. Marvel Studios had teased a new spot earlier this week, but they over-delivered, wonderfully, by offering up action-packed thirty-second TV ad and a brand-new full-length trailer. Watch them both after the jump.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

It costs a jaw-dropping $4 million dollars to get a 30-second spot in the Super Bowl. Can you blame studios, then, for wanting to make the most of their purchase by hyping up the ads in advance? Marvel Studios has released a brief teaser for their latest Captain America: The Winter Soldier promo, which will debut during the big game on Sunday.

Additionally, the studio has unveiled a couple of new posters featuring the film’s main characters. Check ‘em all out after the jump.

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