Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 action film, which is part of phase two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's directed by brothers Anthony & Joe Russo and stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smolders, and Robert Redford.
The story follows Steve Rogers/Captain America, who tries to become accustomed to living in modern day America. He teams up with fellow Avenger Black Widow to battle the Winter Soldier, a mysterious assassin who has been causing mayhem around the city.
This is definitely one of the stronger entries in the Marvel series. I wasn't an enormous fan of the first Captain America, but I felt that this one was a great improvement. There was a great deal of character development here, in addition to some wonderfully-choreographed action setpieces. I thought that Cap and Black Widow had great camaraderie, and the new characters introduced to the franchise -- particularly Anthony Mackie as Falcon -- were all very good.
My only real complaint would be the sound design. Sometimes the action scenes were really loud, and I'd have to turn the volume down. Then someone would talk and it would be too quiet, so I'd have to turn it up again. It wasn't very consistent, so it was a bit annoying at times. Still, if that's the only thing I have to complain about, I'd say that's a good thing!
The film is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 136 minutes.
"Steve Rogers continues his journey as the super-powered American soldier who's grasping to find his place in a modern world after being frozen in ice since WWII with this Marvel Studios sequel."
Better than the first movie, the sequel seems to find its pace. Can't wait for the new Avengers movie!
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