Captain America 2

The latest entry in the Marvel universe is the sequel to Captain America. Unlike Iron Man, the Captain Rogers series uses a subtitle instead of a number. This episode is called The Winter Soldier. It is a very strong entry in the series. It is full of plot and character development. We meet some new characters that we can expect to see again in the future. Black Widow and director Fury both have ample screen time dedicated to them.

The previous movie called The First Avenger introduced us to Captain Rogers. Through flashbacks that storyline is refreshed for the audience. I highly recommend re-watching that movie before going to see this new one. You will be rewarded. There are references and throw away lines referring to the previous movies and the other unseen heroes to remind you that this is the same world. If you are a fan of the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show then this move takes place off screen between the April 2nd and April 8th episodes. If you don’t want any spoilers, see the movie before watching this week’s TV episode.

I really liked the new Falcon character. You have a mini genesis story as a secondary plot. The Winter Soldier also is a more three dimensional character.

I didn’t bother seeing this movie in 3-D after reading that it was done in post-process. I’ve been disappointed with other Marvel 3-D products. The movie had plenty of action and portrayed the machines and places with spectacular imagery.

I recommend seeing this movie on the big screen. Stick around for both stringers after the credits.

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