‘Captain America’ sequel exceeds expectations

By Liliana Marquez

 Directors Anthony and Joe Russo bring to life “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” starring Chris Evans who is supported by a great cast and plot, resulting in the best Marvel-comic based movie yet.

In this occasion, Captain America battles a new threat, a Soviet agent known as The Winter Soldier.

The film is full of intrigue, action and occasional laughs from beginning to end, while the plot is complex and leaves the audience clinging to the edge of their seat.

Following the events that took place in “The Avengers,” Steve Rogers (Captain America) is trying to find his place in what for him is a new world while living in Washington, D.C.

Everything seems perfect, until the life of one of Rogers’ colleagues is in danger, resulting in a dangerous situation for S.H.I.E.L.D. where the world is also put at risk. After this, Rogers is advised not to trust anyone, but soon finds out that there are still people out there who can be trusted.

Rogers joins forces with S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, portrayed again by Scarlett Johansson to try to save their friend and the agency.

The two Avengers are not alone.. S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill played by Cobie Smulders and a new ally, Sam Wilson/ Falcon, portrayed by Anthony Mackie also join them in the fight.

But then appears The Winter Soldier, portrayed by Sebastian Stan, a brain-washed super-soldier who works for a mysterious organization and whose presence would cause even more chaos, adding more drama to the story.

The assassin is set to kill Rogers and his allies, but something unexpected happens when Rogers discovers his true identity.

Stan does an amazing job portraying the Winter Soldier. He succeeds in showing the audience that despite the past of his character and the life he had before becoming a cold blooded assassin, deep down he is still the same person who back in the days used to be close to Rogers.

Something that makes the movie more interesting is the chemistry between Evans and Johannson, which along with their charisma, gives the movie a special and entertaining touch.

When Rogers, Romanoff, Hill and Wilson work together as a team, the audience can also see their chemistry. There’s moments of jokes that add more flavor to the story. Their performances are great and they get along very well, which makes the movie enjoyable.

The movie would definitely not be the same without the great performance of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. His character will surprise the audience with his actions. and results in more questions for Captain America and his allies, which leads to an unexpected ending.

Other cast members include Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce, a senior leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. who is a crucial character in the story.

Also, Emily VanCamp, better known for the role of Emily Thorne in the TV series “Revenge,” appears as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Sharon Carter who is Rogers’ love interest and Frank Grillo who also portrays an agent.

This sequel exceeds expectations, leaving people from all around the globe excited and looking forward to “The Avengers; Age of Ultron” which is set to be released next year.

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, gunplay and action. It has a runtime of two hours and 16 minutes. It’s recommended for the audience to stay until the end of the credits for extra scenes.


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