Monday, April 14, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review - 3 Stars

Marvel Studios proves once again they know how to make blockbusters.  Chris Evans reprises his role as Captain America—the 1940’s hero frozen during World War Two and thawed out to help the Avengers fight evil in the 21st century.   Aided by Black Widow, played with zest by Scarlett Johansson, the superguy and supergal wisecrack their way thorough this sinister adventure.   The bad guys who started World War Two have laid the seeds for world domination in the internet age.  Robert Redford has an interesting turn as the bad guy, a slick corporate suit out for himself.  Samuel L. Jackson returns as the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. (get the pun on Captain America’s power shield?) and Anthony Mackie gets a neat bit as Captain America’s new helper Sam Wilson a former paratrooper outfitted in a really neat flying suit complete with wings.  Action and a pretty good plot help Captain America zip along, another Marvel from the folks at Marvel.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Action hero based on a comic book with A list grown up stars.  Is it entertaining?  Moves along.  Is it worth the price of admission?  A keeper.