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April 7, 2014

REVIEW: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’


It was probably inevitable that the new Captain America movie, having moved from World War II to the present day, would be more cynical than its predecessor, “Captain America: The First Avenger.” 
While the first move wasn’t without its own shortcomings,  it had an old-fashioned straight-forwardness that set it apart it from the other, hipper Marvel superhero films. Whereas Iron Man was snarky, Captain America was sincere almost to the point of being (endearingly) square.
 Now that the biologically-enhanced super-soldier Steve Rogers (played again by Chris Evans) has been brought forward in time and added into the Avengers mix, his second standalone adventure starts to match the slick, glib tone of the other Marvel movies.
Still acclimating to the present, Cap himself remains idealistic in “The Winter Soldier,” a sturdily entertaining action vehicle directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo. 
If anything, it’s his (very) old-school — some might say outdated — sense of justice and patriotism which puts him at odds with the eye-patch-wearing boss of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury (the always-game Samuel L. Jackson), whose experience with the complex realities of modern-day global politics makes him less inclined to see things in black-and-white (and inclined to keep certain missions secret from Rogers).
Rogers is also unsettled by the alarming new war machines made possible by modern technology, the latest of which — called Project Insight — would allow us to eradicate threats before they happen.
“This isn’t freedom, this is fear. You’re holding a gun to everyone on Earth and calling it ‘protection’.” Rogers, furiously tells Fury.
When Fury himself is targeted by a masked, super-powered assassin called the Winter Soldier (and with growing evidence that S.H.I.E.L.D. may have been compromised by the super-nazi organization, Hydra), Captain America doesn’t know who he can trust — other than his shield, of course. 

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