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Alternative Reality, Avengers, Fantasy - Superheroes, Uncategorized

Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Duration 2h 16m Rating (UK) 12A
Source of story A Marvel Comics character, and the first film Captain America: The First Avenger.
Writers/Script Christopher Marcus, Stephen McFeely (story by Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting, Michael Lark and a large number of Marvel authors developed the characters).
Additional Info The first scene is filmed on Sealaunch Commander, a real ship which I happen to have been on. To learn more about it click here: Sealaunch Commander
Director Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Starring Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Stan Lee, Jenny Agutter, Gary Shandling,  Emily VanCamp
Elevator Pitch SHIELD has been compromised and Nick Fury is on the run, but he manages to contact Captain America, recently awakened after time in suspended animation, before being killed. Cap and Black Widow set out to put things to rights apparently with the might of the secret security organisation, led by a mysterious super hero, the Winter Soldier, ranged against them.
Content The superheros rescue the crew of a SHIELD ship from pirates, there are car chases and a number of battles between the good and the bad people, plus contemplative visits to the Smithonian. The extent to which SHIELD has been compromised is revealed and the heros and villains go on to fight for control of the three “Helicarriers” which could protect or destroy much of the population of America.
A View This is really an “Avengers” film with a limited number of superheros. I quite liked the first act but began to enjoy it less as the set pieces became longer, noisier and more extreme.  Actually I had though that Captain America was the Winter Soldier – just shows how much I know. Anyway, it cost a lot but made zillions so if “The Avengers” light your fire, it will be for you.

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Author of this site three technical books and two novels


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