Like many of you know, I’m a huge fan of the Avengers-related movies. I thought the first Captain America was an excellent film, and he was personally my favorite of the Avengers. Everyone knows of Captain America’s role in World War II, but his modern-day adventures and villains are not as famous as other superhero tales. Does a 21st Century Captain America hold up?
The story is set not terribly long after Captain America and The Avengers saved the Earth from Loki. He is working for Nick Fury by taking missions from SHIELD. Nick Fury shows Steve Rogers SHIELD’s new plan to provide stability to the world, but Steve disagrees with the harshness of the idea.
But Captain America and Nick Fury have little time to argue as a new villain appears. He’s known as the Winter Solider, and he is a ruthless adversary who has personally changed world events for the past 50 years. Many had believed this age-less villain was a fable, but he’s proves to be a reality and more than a challenge for even Captain America.
During a surprise attack, Nick Fury is badly injured and Captain America no longer has the support of SHIELD. While searching for answers, Captain America crosses paths with The Winter Solider. Not only does Captain America have to deal with such a strong opponent, but also with the reality of learning who the Winter Solider really is.
Honestly besides The Avengers, this is easily the best movie they’ve done so far. Captain America, Black Widow, and Falcon work beautifully as a team. The Winter Solider and his commander were fantastic villains. While many comic book fans can kinda guess what happens next in most movies, I honestly never knew what was around the corner. Easily one of my favorite films of the year.