“Better Than The Avengers… If That’s Possible” (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)

Captain America 2 (Poster)
The poster for Captain America 2, from 2014

I know. I’m late to this party too. That should really be my motto now: Helix42: Late to the Party. Anyway, I’ve been dying to watch this movie ever since I saw the trailer, and I finally saw it due to an amazing theater that shows movies later than typical theaters, for lower prices. I love that place. Anyway, I finally saw it.

Steve Rogers is still trying to adjust to life in the 21st century, and also his work with SHIELD. When Nick Fury betrays the Steve’s trust, and the both of them are attacked mercilessly, Steve must go rogue. In order to stop Project Insight from killing 20 million people around the world, he will team up once again with Black Widow, and with Sam Wilson, an ex-military specialist otherwise known as the Falcon. Together they will face an enemy unlike any other. SHIELD. HYDRA. What’s the difference?

The only way to possibly describe this movie is absolutely-freaking-amazingly-awesome. Seriously. When I first heard of the comic book character, Captain America, I thought he was the stupidest thing I had ever heard of. “Captain. America.” My mind is completely changed. You would think that the entire plot of both movies would just be “YEAH! ‘MERICA!”

“YEAH! ‘MERICA!”

– Everyone in the entire movie

Falcon Jump! (Captain America 2)
The Falcon jumps off of one of Project Insight’s Helicarriers.

And you might even be right. So why do these movies consistently turn out to be so freaking good? I am proud to rank Captain America on my list of favorite superheroes of all time. He’s pretty high on said list, too. Anyway, this movie just consistently made me so happy. I was smiling throughout as Captain America proceeded to be amazing.

And, it doesn’t have a basic and throwaway plot (I’m looking at you, X-Men: The Last Stand and Iron Man 2). Don’t you just love it when your movies stop and think for once?  In all seriousness though, this plot was so well done and also crazy realistic. It could happen tomorrow, and I really wouldn’t be surprised. One of the coolest things about this movie was that it actually was a sequel.

A sequel to both The Avengers, and the original Captain America: The First Avenger. In the end, I was in awe of how the writers managed to make a sequel that made perfect sense with, and also was better than The First Avenger, which took place 70 freaking years before the events of The Winter Soldier10 out of 10.

Shield Catch! (Captain America 2)
The Winter Soldier catches Cap’s shield with his metal arm.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is an action packed thrill ride that ties in perfectly with it’s predecessor, The First Avenger. I have been waiting two months to see this movie from it’s release date, and it was totally worth it. I pretty much had a permanent grin on my face, if I wasn’t worried about the characters safety, or saddened by touching scenes of emotional beauty. My review scale dosen’t go past 10, so both The Winter Soldier and The Avengers get a perfect score, but The Winter Soldier is everything superhero movies should aspire to be.

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