Captain America: The Winter Soldier is really good! It has to be up there as one of the best Marvel movies thus far… and that’s saying a lot. I think as Hollywood has come to realize just how this baby-boomers-reliving-their-childhood thing goes, the scripts are getting better – the budgets are getting better – the acting is getting better… you name it.
I think the thing I like best about this film were the action sequences. The trend has been to cut the action shots so frenetic and loud that it is hard to follow whose arm hit whose ribs. This one had all the speed and bone-crunching audio, but you could follow it and it made sense. In addition, the car chase scene with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and the Falcon (Anthony Mackie) flight sequences were high adrenaline, but they made sense.
This was a downright fun film and Chris Evans nailed the Captain America role once again. I was finally convinced of Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow role… it seemed a bit staged and forced in the previous incarnations.
I wanted to rate it higher than Captain America: The First Avenger but I had already given that one 9 stars. Only a few movies have ever been given a ten rating by me, so I have to say this is a strong 9.5
RATING 9 out of 10