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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review (with Spoilers)


This movie has cemented Captain America as my favorite Avenger. In a time when superheroes seem to be becoming more edgy and morally ambiguous, it is refreshing to see Cap fight for what’s right simply because it’s right.

The movie starts with Cap becoming more and more frustrated by the secrets that S.H.I.E.L.D. is keeping and when Fury reveals those secrets, Cap begins questioning what his role in S.H.I.E.L.D. should be.

The story is fast paced and, aside from the overuse of the shaky camera that has become prevalent in action movies, the action keeps you on the edge of your seat as do all of the twists that the movie takes. I’m glad that the identity of the Winter Soldier wasn’t the only twist to the movie (I’m very disappointed in Sitwell).

A couple of interesting Easter eggs that were hidden in the movie are the names Steven Strange and Sharon Carter. Strange, of course, is Dr. Strange and he’s movie has been in development for some time. Marvel president, Kevin Feige, responded to that name drop by saying, basically, that they know what the implications are but we don’t yet. And Sharon Carter, in the comics, is Peggy Carter’s niece, Agent 13 and Cap’s love interest.


I usually roll my eyes when I hear things like, “This movie will change everything!” because, most of the time, it’s just hype and no follow through. This movie, however, delivers on its universe-changing claim.

By the end of the movie, the organization that we have followed since the beginning is no more and all of our heroes have gone separate ways.

Speaking of the end of the movie, I really think that at this point we shouldn’t have to be told to stay through the credits. It’s been six years and nine movies, and yet, there were people walking out of the theater as soon as the credits started rolling.

The first scene introduces us to Baron Von Strucker who is a leader in HYDRA and a classic Captain America villain. The scene reveals that HYDRA has something up its sleeves and that it involves “the twins.” The scene ends giving us the first glimpses of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch who are in HYDRA’s custody.

I’m really excited to see what happens next year in Age of Ultron and I think that this movie did a great job of setting up for next year’s movie without compromising its own storyline.

The second scene shows Bucky in the process of figuring out who he once was.

What about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

“Trust the system.”

That’s what Coulson told Skye and Agent Sitwell has echoed the sentiment on Tuesday nights, but what happens when the system is corrupted and destroyed?

I wonder what implications this will have on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It’s clear that last week’s episode takes place right before and during this movie (Sitwell says he has a boat to catch and, later, Simmons cuts off her phone conversation with Fitz because “there’s a situation” at the Triskelion) so what is the fallout of the movie going to be for the show?

Will the team be tasked with finding and removing what’s left of HYDRA? Will they go completely rogue?

What did you think of the movie and how do you think it’s going to affect Coulson and his team?