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Monday, April 14, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Avengers 4
I should warn you — I have superhero fatigue.

Chris Evans returns as the Cap', in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, to defend America’s ideals in the modern world.

I should note that I walked into this film with a super case of superhero fatigue, but this film entertained me. It’s a little more on the Iron Man and Avengers side of the comic book spectrum; not The Hulk, Iron Man 2, Fantastic Four, Amazing Spiderman side.

For starters, there’s no origin story. And there’s no baddie who accidentally turns himself into a powerful monster. As part of a more complex storyline, Cap finds a marvelous villain in modern government and the very military unit he defends. And who better to head that group up than — Robert Redford, star of 70’s paranoid movies (3 Days of the Condor, All The Presidents Men).

The banter is witty, the one-on-one fights are fun and curves are thrown at you at unsuspected moments. And by curves, I mean Scarlett Johansson, winning in her sidekick role. Eventually, the plot and the action got bigger and my interest got smaller.

Simply put: In the world of comic book films, this is a hero.

Award potential: None, but the FX are just right.

The ten buck review: Worth ten bucks.

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