- Origin: 24/25
- Story: 24/25
- Camera/SFX: 24/25
- Performance: 24/25
After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America’s ideals.
- Rated: PG-13 (Some action, violence and gunplay)
- Genre: Action, Adventure and Science Fiction
- Directed by: Joe Russo and Anthony Russo
- Written by: Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus
- Release date: 4th April, 2014 (Wide)
- Length: 136 minutes
- Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
|Chris Evans||Steve Rogers/ Captain America|
|Samuel L. Jackson||Nick Fury|
|Scarlett Johansson||Natasha Romanoff/ Black Widow|
|Robert Renford||Alexander Pierce|
|Sebastian Stan||Bucky Barnes/ Winter Soldier|
|Anthony Mackie||Sam Wilson/ Falcon|
This cinematic universe is rich with depth and detail, it uses past villains and update shame in this film. Hydra are now found out to be shield and they put best friends against each other (Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes). It was great to see the film answer questions from the previous film, it tied off everything nicely and made sure there were no loop holes.
What I loved about this story was it was grittier than previous marvel films, there was more risk and it gave us a better understanding of the characters we know and love. The villain was more than just bad, he had a past of good. The film took a different approach to being a hero. The ending of the film left the heroes exposed, showing us that not every fight rewards winners
Jo and Anthony Russo have an eye for perfect shots and story telling. This had many great action sequences that would put the rest of the MCU to shame. They made every fist fight look epic and a struggle all in one. You could see that they tried to focus on skill to win fights rather than raw strength, it changed the dynamic of fights for the better. CGI was great, the crashing helicarriers looked theatrical, but still was convincing. There was attention to detail and for me it is one of the best MCU films.
Chris Evans once again proves why he is worthy for the role, showing us compassion, honour and strength. Sebastian Stan makes huge improvements from the first film and become a very detailed villain, that becomes hero. You could see the connection the two stars had on set, the conflict to do what was right was always playing in their minds. This film wouldn’t be as good if it didn’t have Anthony Mackie in it. His interpretation of Sam Wilson aka Falcon was a breath of fresh air, he acted as a comic relief as well as a good support for Steve Rogers.