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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier [1] is the third movie of Phase Two in the Marvel Cinematic Universe [2] after Iron Man 3 [3] (3rd May 2013) and Thor: The Dark World [4] (8th November 2013).

It will be followed by Guardians of the Galaxy [5] premiering on the 1st August 2014 and concluded by Avengers: Age of Ultron [6] on 1st May 2015.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier stars Chris Evans [7] (Steve Rogers/Captain America), Scarlett Johansson [8] (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Sebastian Stan [9] (Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier), Samuel L. Jackson [10] (Nick Fury), Robert Redford [11] (Alexander Pierce) and Anthony Mackie [12] (Sam Wilson/The Falcon).

I caught the media screening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier just a day before the official opening on Thursday, 27th March 2014 in Singapore. The movie has a running time of 136 minutes, so make sure you empty your bladder before you enter the cinema as you will not want to miss any part of it.

Almost all Marvel’s movies have post-credits scenes. For this movie, there are two post-credits scenes, so make sure you stay till the very end of the credits. Also, see if you can spot Stan Lee [13] cameo in the movie!

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Poster [14]
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Poster

Synopsis
After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.
Trailer

Review
Because the introduction of Captain America has been done in the first movie, this second movie is pretty much straight to the point, which makes it better than the first one in my opinion. It is the same for Thor as well. The movie is set in Washington D.C. which bring back memories when I was visiting the city four months ago.

The first 20 minutes of the movie is pretty slow moving to build up the storyline, but after that, it is action packed almost all the way. There are some good jokes in the dialogues especially from Nick Furry (Samuel L. Jackson). There are a lot of close combat fighting scenes and the Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) in the movie is fantastic! I love those Helicarriers [15].

Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) is one of the lead actress in the show and I hope she will get her spin-off movie [16] because I think she did pretty well in the movie.

I watched the 3D version of the movie, but there are not much 3D effects and hence I think you might be better off just catching the normal 2D movie and save a couple of bucks.

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