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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Shows the Superhero In Fine Form

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I’ll admit, I’m a big fan of Marvel. I’ll also admit that “Captain America: The First Avenger” isn’t one of my favorite Marvel movies.

With the release of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” however, Marvel not only has another hit on their hands, but firmly entrenches this Avenger as a major force to be reckoned with in the Marvel Universe.

Where the first movie introduced Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and his superhero alter ego’s origins, this movie takes place in a post-Avengers world. One which Rogers is not only trying to catch up with, but one in which he’s trying to find his place in.

As the movie opens, Captain America is now working for S.H.I.E.L.D., but he’s not totally comfortable with all the grey areas the organization likes to operate in. He has an uneasy working relationship with S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and fellow agent Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), also known as Black Widow, and he’s highly suspicious of a new agency project that will neutralize potential threats before they happen.Read More »Captain America: The Winter Soldier Shows the Superhero In Fine Form

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Sets New Standard, Direction for Marvel Movies

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Marvel’s “The Avengers” set the bar really high for movies set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Iron Man 3” answered with the first hints of a new direction and “Thor: The Dark World” showed that humans could fight along side the super heroes and survive. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” takes that world and twists everything around setting the stage for “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

But I’m getting ahead of myself and the plot.

As the story begins, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, is settling into his new role in the modern world, but finding the fit a bit uncomfortable. When he sees how S.H.I.E.L.D. plans to respond to the troubles of the modern world, Rogers confronts Nick Fury. Fury has his own concerns, which brings him to the attention of The Winter Soldier, and that’s when the excitement really begins.

Meanwhile, Rogers and Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, discover the loose threads of a villainous plot and pull on them to see what is exposed. What they discover threatens to change the world forever.Read More »Captain America: The Winter Soldier Sets New Standard, Direction for Marvel Movies

Marvel Universe News Update

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is bringing the guest stars out of the woodwork. Adrian Pasdar (Heroes) has been cast as Glenn Talbot, an old Hulk villain and Patton Oswalt (King of Queens, Ratatouille and a guest spot on Parks and Rec with a speech so… Read More »Marvel Universe News Update

Assembling A Marvel Universe

Last night we got to step back and see where the Marvel Cinematic Universe started and where it is headed (including teaser footage from “Ant-Man”, which will be the beginning of “Phase 3”). So, how do 12 movies, 5 short films and a TV show… Read More »Assembling A Marvel Universe

Watch the First 10 Minutes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier

According to last night’s Marvel: Assembling the Universe TV Special, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is the last key in the set up for next year’s big Marvel movie “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Captain America has already come a long way from his first… Read More »Watch the First 10 Minutes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier

First Promo for Marvel’s Assembling A Universe

Marvel released a clip from the special, “Assembling A Universe” yesterday. On the one hand, I am really looking forward to taking a step back and seeing the bigger picture of the MCU through interviews and behind the scenes footage going all the way back… Read More »First Promo for Marvel’s Assembling A Universe

Captain America Arrives at Disneyland on March 7

In the competition for the longest attraction name in the park, “Captain America: The Living Legend and Symbol of Courage” will soon be home to the first Avenger, or at least a reasonable facsimile thereof. As Disneyland has done for both Iron Man and Thor… Read More »Captain America Arrives at Disneyland on March 7