‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ a ‘Marvel’-ous hit


The vintage-style movie poster for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is featured during mid-April at AMC Highlands Ranch 24. The latest Marvel flick opened on April 4.

You might want to bring a blanket with you to the theater because Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will give you chills.

This latest installment from the Marvel Universe is yet another epic building block within the franchise ultimately setting the stage for “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which is set to be released in May 2015.

The action in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” follows the events depicted in “The Avengers.” It only seems fitting that Captain Steve Rogers has been residing in the nation’s capital ever since we last saw him. The movie picks up with Rogers, who is still attempting to adjust to life in the 21st Century, working as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (also known as the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division). When a new threat known as the Winter Soldier arises and one of Roger’s associates is placed in grave danger, he must dig deep, along with Black Widow (a.k.a. Natasha Romanoff), to discover where the source of the danger lies, which turns out to run deeper than ever imagined. Rogers’ and Romanoff’s quest for answers quickly turns into a manhunt in which no one can be trusted. No one.

Quite literally, there was action and suspense around every corner and never was there a dull moment. Poor Cap’ never caught a break and that Vibranium shield was put to the test in which it proved faithful time and time again. The special effects were superb to say the least and they certainly raised the bar for the next Marvel flick. This was one of the best scripted films I’d ever seen, as the events depicted were explained clearly and with much thought and consideration. Having seen it three times already, I can say that as a viewer, you grow to appreciate the film as a whole more and more with each viewing. Not only that, but it’s also easier to understand exactly what’s happening the third time around.

This movie is also more connected to the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization and its operations than any other Marvel movie, and it has been tied in greatly with the latest happenings on ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” so I highly recommend a weekly viewing of this show to help explain the often strange occurrences within the Marvel Universe.

In an ever-darkening world faced with new threats, Captain America has continued to serve as a testament to patriotism and has been a shining beacon of hope to the world. And his shield, though it has taken quite a beating, has proudly borne its glory until the bitter end, which, trust me, you won’t want to miss.

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