Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014)
So This is probably my favorite MCU movie of all time. The story is amazing and pretty much undoes the entire MCU. How pissed were the people at Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. when they had to scrap their entire organization because “The Russo Brothers have an idea. . .”
One scene that made me bust out laughing was when Nick Fury says, “The last time I trusted someone, I lost an eye.” I just sat there for a moment processing that knowing what I know now and then just busted out laughing.
No matter how many times I watch this movie, I still enjoy the hell out of it. Everyone brings their A game. It also borrows themes and ideas from the comics, but brings a whole new idea to the table.
I love the interplay between Cap and Nathasha. It’s nice to have female characters in a movie that aren’t just romace fodder for the male hero. Honestly, the weakest points of most of the MCU movies so far have been the romances. Pepper Potts, Betsy Ross, and Jane Foster have all been put on a bus at one point or another due to how unnecessary they were. Agent Carter is the only one who was worth keeping around, but sadly due to plot, she also had to be written out. They’ve improved in recent movies by having developed female characters exist outside of who they are romantic with, THEN maybe hook them up. That is why Natasha/Bruce and Wanda/Vision work, and all the others don’t. Though I’ll concede that Wanda/Vision needs more on screen development rather than just hooking them up because the comics dictate they do.
Honestly, it is hard to write on this movie because I love it so much. It’s easier to write about movies that suck because I can rant endlessly on all the bad points. When it is well done, best I can do is run down the plot and repeat, “WASN’T THAT COOL?!?” over and over and over.
I will say there is ONE stupid scene. When that one senator from Iron Man 2 leans in and nearly kisses the S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent so his can whisper, “Hail Hydra.” Why? Other than informing the audience he is Hydra, how does that make ANY sense? Honestly, why even take the risk? I get stating your allegiance, but when you put your secret organization at risk in broad daylight, you got issues. Then again, this is operating in the same organization that puts its logo on literally everything and claims to be “covert.”
Anywho, Winter Soldier is the BEST! Next time, WE’RE GOING TO SPACE!