Gooooooooddddddddd Mooorrrrrnnnning Everybody!
I hope this day finds you in good spirits and ready for whatever is coming up next for you!
The Table TalkN Review Board had the opportunity to go and see Captain America: The Winter Soldier last night. Let me start off by saying - It was GOOD! I think it was better than the first one that came out a few years back. While I enjoyed that as well, this one was better.
The thing with the Captain America stories, is that you have a story about a person, with super powers that is still a good person and works for a secret agency. It's hard to be a good person that works for a secret agency, so I've heard... In reality, this story, to me, is about a man who is all alone in a world that is always moving forward, changing, and he must determine who to trust and who to "apprehend" with the included dilemma of having a moral compass that ALWAYS points North.
This movie happens right in line with the timing of all of the other Marvel projects; after The Avengers' (including the battle in New York) and after the Iron Man's - it is the next chapter in this big book of Marvel. For those of you who watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on television, every Tuesday (or via Hulu like I do) there are some "tie-ins" that will make sense of some of the things to come in the next few weeks as well.
When it comes down to it, I find it amazing that Captain America hasn't said "Screw it" and left out to be on his own yet, but he has a remarkable sense of responsibility and high personal accountability. He keeps on fighting the good fight and will do what it takes to ensure the safety and preservation of life.
In addition to Captain America, this film showcases a few other Marvel characters, new and old. Of course there's the Black Widow & Nick Furry, along with the primary antagonist, who is not the Winter Soldier as one would think, but the evil New World Order group - Hydra. There's also the introduction to Sam Wilson, AKA The Falcon. Marvel has done an amazing job of taking a comic book character that was over the top and making it believable to the average viewer.
I believe that Anthony Mackie truly makes a great addition to the cast. I would even go as far as to say that without his addition, this movie would just be "ok". His character helped keep the movie rolling without being "over the top" or more than "the Black friend". He contributed and became a true supporting cast member/partner to Steve Rogers, Captain America. I would hope that Marvel continues to utilize him in upcoming films.
I'm just really glad that more people are finally realizing that you need to stay to the end of the credits. The post-movie scenes are almost as important as the movie itself now-a-days. They give insight and help to build anticipation to the future. And this time you were blessed with two. So make sure that you stayed glued to your seat if you plan on seeing it.
Well, I'm done for right now. Be on the look out for my DVD rental reviews coming soon...
Until then; Keep the lights low and the phones on vibrate!!!
Table TalkN Review Board Out...