Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Captain America the Winter Soldier ~ SPOILER ALERT ~ Review

Captain America the Winter Soldier ~ ***Spoiler Alert*** ~ Review

This is a Spoiler filled review! STOP NOW IF YOU DON’T WANT THE MOVIE SPOILED!! Go to yesterday’s post for a NON Spoiler review!


Captain America the Winter Soldier is the story of a man that is lost, lost in time, lost in history, lost in his memories of a world and people he knew and loved. He feels the world had moved on in the wrong direction. Right is wrong and wrong is now somehow morally acceptable. We see him floundering and looking for direction. Grasping for a sense of belonging. In the end he decides to stick with what he knows, right is right and he will stand for it and with those that also stand with it.

Something is not right! S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents are being attacked and killed, operations are compromised! Who is at fault! Where is the leak? A S.H.I.E.L.D. ship/launch pad has been taken over by pirates with unknown demands! While Cap. and his team rescue the captives Agent Romanoff downloads the contents of the computers at the site. Rogers is angry about this because it risked the safety of his mission, the rescue of the people.

Cap is called in by Director Fury and finds there is a hidden agenda in S.H.I.E.L.D. It does not sit well with Cap. First off Cap. is angry that Fury kept Romanoff’s assignment from him. He is then further angered by finding that Fury has hidden a deeper level of S.H.I.E.L.D., Project Insight: 3 Helicarriers linked to spy satellites designed to preemptively eliminate threats.

Cap. feels uneasy about S.H.I.E.L.D. preemptively striking people before they cause a problem. He believes that people’s freedoms are at state and takes a step back to look at the situation and decided what he will do. While trying to piece it all together Cap. runs into a new friend and asks him for support. Sam Wilson becomes the Falcon and helps Cap. First Sam helps Steve to deal with being home from war. All service personal face a time of adjustment. He also goes back and finds his old love, Peggy Carter. He visits her in a nursing home where she is no longer the young beautiful woman he loved but an aged women who is losing grip on reality.

Director Fury is attacked and believed dead. Later when Cap. returns home he is chatting with his neighbor when she tells him he left his stereo on. Cap. realizes he did not and goes in through a window and finds an injured Fury in  his living room. Fury gives him the thumb drive that Romanoff had downloaded and told him to not trust anybody and hide it. Shots ring out and once again Fury is hit. Romanoff and Cap. watch him be pronounced dead in surgery after the attack.

Romanoff tells him about a threat she has encountered before who has been assonating people for 50 years. This person is a ghost and does not exist on any official records but is called The Winter Solider. The Winter Solider turns out to be Cap.’s friend Bucky that he thought died in an attack on Hydra during World War II. It seems Hydra had started “treatment” on him before Cap. rescued him. This allowed him to survive the fall from the moving train and gave him the same abilities as Cap. Sadly his memories have been erased and he does not remember who he is and he is being used as a weapon.

Cap. is summoned to the Head of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s office and told that Fury was a trader. As Cap. is leaving he is attacked by former friends and fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. companions. This is when he turns to Falcon and asks for his help and a place to hide. Soon Cap finds that Fury is still alive and planning on taking S.H.I.E.L.D. back.

When it is finally discovered that Hydra has infiltrated and taken over S.H.I.E.L.D. Cap. decides to take down both S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra to stop the threat. He gathers a loyal group of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents including Romanoff and Falcon to take the battle to the S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters. He refuses to allow either side to control people’s lives. He will stand for freedom and individual rights.

Of course Cap. and the team prevail and the world is safe once again . . . or is it? Sit through the credits for hints as to what happens next! Watch a conversation between Fury (now in hiding and without his eye patch), Cap, Falcon and Romanoff. Stay to the VERY VERY end and see who comes back to visit the Captain America Museum.

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