Captain America Ka-Pows The Bad Guys At The Box Office (Video)
Captain America : The Winter Solider premiered this weekend to huge box office numbers and as the resident comic book expert at the radio station, I'm here to review it for you. If you are a comics fan or even a casual fan of the genre --- this is the movie to check out.It is hard to imagine that there has been 9 Marvel studio movies so far winding and weaving a gigantic tapestry of story line to follow. The good news about Captain America : The Winter Solider is that the movie makers do a fine job of getting up to speed even if you know very little of the back story of our hero.
Sam Jackson shines again as Nick Fury and gets more screen time than other Marvel movies and Scarlet Johannson sparkles as the Black Widow. Chris Evans continues his boy scout mannerisms setting Captain America firmly in today's high tech and drone dominated world.
Robert Redford plays the head of S.H.I.E.L.D (the agency that our heroes all work for) and you can't fault his ideology or motivations for world peace but you'll question his methods in bringing about that peace.
There was some nice surprises and unexpected twists that even a hard core comic fan like myself wasn't expecting and that is what will keep you on the edge of your seat for 2 hours.
I like movies that you can strip away the costumes and effects and still have an amazing story that would work in any genre and I've always thought movies like "The Dark Knight" and the original "Superman" work because the script, story and actors are exceptional and the costumes are just added entertainment.
I still wish I had that swell in my gut and that anticipation the first time I saw Superman fly on the screen when I was 8 years old but that excitement is hard to replicate for me.The good news is that any of these movies are someone's very first comic book movie and I get to tag along for the emotional ride.
Captain America: The Winter Solider has some amazing scenes that'll keep you in suspense and the story hearkens back to those great 70's spy whodunit thrillers that you don't see anymore at the theaters and that alone is worth the price of admission.
I saw the movie in Sunnyside at the Yakima Grand Cinema but movie showings are also available in Yakima and you'll want to stay for the credits as fans get two new scenes that set up The Avengers :Age Of Ultron and Captain America 3 which is set to be released in May of 2016.