Poll/SPOILER Discussion: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Marvel's Captain America sequel hit US theaters on Friday, so I'm sure by now the majority of you CBMers have been to see it. Click on to voice your option, vote in our poll, and tell us what you think makes The Winter Soldier such a "game changer"..if you think it was, that is!
There is no question that aside from being an excellent movie overall, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is also something of a game changer when it comes to the MCU. The major talking point being, of course, the dissolution -- with extreme prejudice -- of S.H.I.E.L.D.; which will surely have consequences for all future Marvel movies as well as the Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. tv show.
Of course this wasn't the only talking point. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is easily Marvel's most intense, dramatic movie to date. A more serious tone and a dialing back on the...well, silliness of some of their previous efforts means that -- probably for the first time -- we feel that there are actual stakes to the action, and as difficult as Cap may be to take down, we see that he can be hurt -- both physically and emotionally.
Which brings us to The Winter Soldier himself. Despite not getting a whole lot of screen-time, Sgt. James Buchanan Barnes certainly makes an impact, and Cap's reaction to finding out his true identity also leads to another Marvel first: a final battle with real emotional impact.
The movie does have as few issues though: It descends into the usual explosive, slightly convoluted combat that we're used to....and was I the only one that found some of the stuff with Fury, Widow and Pierce at the end a bit messy? Anyway, minor niggles for sure. What did you guys think? Vote below and sound off in the usual place.
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