MovieRob Milestone Marathon – Countdown to 6K (#9 of 23) – Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) – Encore Review 3

“Where did Captain America learn to steal a car?” – Natasha Romanoff

“Nazi Germany. And we’re borrowing. Get your feet off the dash.” – Steve Rogers

Number of Times Seen – 4 (3 Aug 2014, 2 Apr 2015, 17 Aug 2017 and 8 Dec 2019)

Link to original reviewHere, Here and Here

Brief Synopsis – Captain America is tasked with trying to root out a new threat that has arisen from within S.H.E.I.L.D., while still trying to come to terms with his time displacement.

My Take on it – As a fan of Captain America, I was excited to see this sequel that expands and develops his character even more than before.

This film is an amazing addition to the MCU and is able to take the stories of the MCU to an even higher level.

This film takes a look at how the Avengers are viewed by the government and we get to see how a festering blister within S.H.I.E.L.D has actually been something even more menacing that has taken over from within.

Parts of the story even reminded me of the TV show Alias.

In addition, this movie allows us to see how Steve Rogers deals with the fact that he has jumped ahead in time 70 years and must learn to become more adept when it comes to modern technologies, new friends and more importantly than anything else, how he sees himself and his place in this new world that he finds himself in.

This film also allows us to get a closer look at the relationship between Rogers and Nick Fury, which proves to be even more complex than previously thought.

The story as presented here is extremely layered yet we still get to see that despite all of the changes in the world over the past 8 decades, some things like patriotism and love for one’s country still ring true especially for someone like Steve Rogers.

The action scenes in this film are superb and the car chase in Washington is choreographed really well that it stays thrilling no matter how many times one watches this scene.

There isn’t even a need to mention the elevator scene which is spectacular to watch.

This is definitely one of the best film sin the entire franchise and stays so entertaining from start to finish.

Bottom Line – Amazing addition to the MCU. This film takes the story to a whole new level as it looks at the place of The Avengers in the system and tries to find a way to root out a rotten evil that is festering from within. The film also allows us to see how this character deals with the fact that he has jumped forward in time and how he must come to terms with new technologies, new friends and above all  else a new perspective on his place in the world, The film also gives us a fascinating look at the relationship between Rogers and Nick Fury who is apparently even more complex than it was assumed beforehand.  The story is quite layered and lets us see that despite all of the things that may have changed over the decades, the ideals of patriotism and love for one’s country never changes. Superb action scenes help keep this film so entertaining the whole way through. Among the best f the films in the entire franchise. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When asked why Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, or any of the other Avengers weren’t called to help Captain America or Black Widow in the film, the screenwriters explained that the movie only takes place in about three days, therefore the characters didn’t have a chance to contact them. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)


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