The ninth film in the Marvel movie order.We are re-introduced to Captain’s original nemesis; the Hydra organization. They have survived World War 2 and have infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D
As a mournful and politically astute follow to the nostalgic Captain America: The First Avenger, The Winter Soldier includes all –except adequate cinematography throughout the battle scenes, as a result of the dearth of activity filmmaking encounter from directors Joe and Anthony Russo. Sebastian Stan excels as the intimidating yet horrible Winter Soldier, the psychological lynchpin of this trilogy. Black Widow, whose characterization is differently irregular throughout the franchise, obtained her very best role so far, together with Sam Wilson being released as Steve’s much-needed emotional service –likely the only happy man in the whole film.
There is so much happening in The Winter Soldier that lovers are still assessing it years after, from the numerous visual callbacks into the very first movie, to the topics of memory loss and individuality, to the political subtext of HYDRA and S.H.I.E.L.D.. The sole drawback is the fact that it set the bar too large for Captain America: Civil War, that was fun but jelqing and did not deliver the psychological payoff fans anticipated for the Winter Soldier’s salvation arc.
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