“On your left” perfectly sums up this film as it is so far astray from anything we had seen in the MCU thus far. For such an amazing introduction to the MCU, Captain America had the glow up of the universe. From his rust bucket, old-timer fashion in the ‘First Avenger’ and ‘The Avengers’, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ brought the man out of time into the modern world. The Russo Brothers introduced themselves to the MCU in this project and they certainly delivered, meaning they would be sticking around for some time to come. This film is arguably the best MCU film, up there with the last two Avengers instalments, and for a solo film to stand as well as this says a lot for the franchise. I particularly love the chemistry between all of the characters involved, the mysterious nature to the Winter Soldier and S.H.I.E.L.D as well as the really well-written story. Everything about is nailed with the right amount of humour to action/ serious ratio. On top of that, the acting is absolutely incredible and it is just one more on the list of many things that makes this film a modern classic, whether you like superhero films or not.
Everyone who read my review of ‘First Avenger’ will understand how much I love Chris Evans being Cap’ and for those that hadn’t, I couldn’t be happier with how he handled perhaps one of the most challenging roles in Marvel. In this film, we see his character, along with Black Widow and Falcon primarily, go head-to-head with HYDRA and the changing world. There are some incredible fight sequences, a daunting mystery for all characters of some sort and the incredible development of character, especially for Cap and Natasha. Is this a cinematic masterpiece? Is this even cinema? (WTF Scorsese!) In my opinion, it is cinema, why wouldn’t it be? On top of that, this is a masterpiece, and my rating is me being incredibly harsh.
Duration: 2h 16 mins
Released: 26 March 2014 (UK).
My Rating: 8.7/ 10.