In Marvel’s latest adventure we catch up with Steve Rogers aka Captain
as he attempts to capture a band of modern day pirates. Aided by Black Widow
the Captain leads a group of soldiers against the bad guys who include George
St.Pierre of UFC fame.
Rogers (Chris Evans) then learns of the development of huge flying gunships being developed by SHIELD that have the capability of targeting any person on Earth. Bear in mind that the Captain is a very patriotic American (hence the name) so he doesn’t approve of anything that infringes on personal freedom.
To say more about the story would give away too much so I’ll concentrate on the film itself. Playing to the man out of time storyline (Captain
was a WWII soldier who was frozen then reanimated) this manages to bring
emotion to what is otherwise an epic action movie. Think Terminator 2 and
you’re in the vicinity. The shoot-outs and fight scenes are wonderfully
extravagant (look out for ole Cap vs a fighter jet) and although there are
super-hero elements on show here this manages to transcend the genre
Evans is fine as the straight-laced
Rogers and there is excellent support from
Samuel L Jackson, Scarlett Johansson and Frank Grillo to name but a few.
If you think they couldn’t top Avengers or that super-hero films aren’t for you I urge you to think again and catch Captain
Winter Soldier while it’s on the big screen.
Ric’s Rating: Essential