Captain America the Winter Solider

This is a good movie.

Captain America is working for S.H.I.E.L.D but he is getting uncomfortable.  S.H.I.E.L.D wants to be proactive and stop threats before they start. Cap is not comfortable with that. “This isn’t freedom, it’s fear” he says at one point.  Nick Fury is killed and Cap becomes a fugitive from S.H.I.E.L.D.

Chris Evans is really good in this role.  He is  better in this movie than he was in the first movie.  Scarlett Johansson is good as the Black Window.  Anthony Mackie is good as the Falcon and it is remarkable how easily he is brought into the story. Sebastan Stan is good in his role as the Winter Solider, even with fairly limited screen time.

The movie is a little long. I think that is the only bad thing I have to say about the movie. Maybe Thor the Dark World was shorter than the average Marvel movie and the  Winter Soldier seemed longer than I expected.

It was nice to see the fight with Batroc (the French savate master). Hopefully his character can return.

S.H.I.E.L.D’s status after this movie is uncertain.





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