Skip to comments.'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Review: Pro Edward Snowden, Pro Freedom
Posted on 04/04/2014 3:48:53 AM PDT by Perdogg
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is first and foremost a rousing sequel, the kind that makes you giddy that the Marvel movie pipeline is working at full capacity.
It's also a film we're unlikely to see screened at the Obama White House thanks to its anti-NSA message.
The new film offers some political undercurrents not seen in most superhero epics, from fears of government spying to the need for unvarnished transparency. It's all fused to a Marvel-approved template starring actors who know precisely how to bring two-dimensional characters to the big screen.
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Good. Hollywood could make a fortune if it would make affirming pro-America movies.
Cool, maybe I’ll see it when it’s $1 at the red box.
When the first movie came out there was controversy over the use of ‘America’ in the name. Hollywood thought it was too pro-american.
Correct...that is why it was subtitled 'The First Avenger'; so it could be marketed in China and other communist countries.
Superhero movies bore me to tears. They’re all pretty much the same movie, only the constumes change. There’s really no where to go in the genre. YMMV.
I could handle her costume change...
Yeah me too. They're comic books for gosh sake.
Thanks for spending time with us lowbrows.
It got a 4.5 out of 5 approval this morning on Fox&Friends review.
Reviewer said to stay through the credits, as they have imbedded 2 additional scenes in them.
Reviewer also said to save money avoid the 3-D and IMAX.
Watch the “Dark Knight” trilogy.
Sorry, old sport, the position... has been filled.
Will this one carry the words “Captain AMERICA” in the title in foreign markets or will it be redacted (as The First Avenger was)?
Hmmm...Who to go drinking with?
My alter ego, Khent, would party with: Joe Montana, LiLo and Ronald Reagan (pre June, 2004).
“That’s one weird combo. Why those selections, you f***ing freak?”
Khent would get roofies from LiLo, drug Montana and Reagan. Then have his way with them. Then he would blame the whole thing on LiLo. She finally offs herself and Khent, Ronnie and Joe have the first legal polyamourous “marriage” in the USA. And no more LiLo.
p.s. Johannson is a dog.
Actually, the themes of movies, books, etc. all fall into certain categories. If you think about, strip the stories down to their basics, you’ll find the themes are obvious and readily identifiable.
An author makes the same old story new by getting us to identify with the characters, introducing a bit of a twist, by making the background compelling.
Movies can do this visually, but Hollywood has had not creative spirit in decades.
I’m glad to see a “hero” movie that makes a point about patriotism, right and wrong for the sake of the younger generation.
Saw it last night, agree with the 4.5 rating. Great movie, a Conservative movie by any definition of the word and doesn’t pull any punches on the risks and consequences of living in a surveillance state.
AICN, don’t have the link handy, did an interview with one of the directors where he gave Reagan explicit credit for defeating the Soviets and winning the Cold War ...
Of the two extra scenes, the mid-credits one forshadows the next Avengers movie. The post-credits one is somewhat more sentimental in nature, probably ties into Cap 3 ...
One thing about the Marvel movies is that you can tell they’re just plain having a lot of fun with them.
I counted two All the Presidents Men (Redford oblivious to how the worm gas turned and they now apply to a guy he supported for President) Easter eggs, a Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid one and a Pulp Fiction one. I’m sure I’ll notice more the next time I see it.
Perhaps his actual influence at Marvel is severely waning.
The first Captain Marvel film never came to Comcast, Starz or Showtime. I waited and waited. I finally got to DVR it last week on TBS...or TNT...I forget. But I'll be watching it this weekend for the first time...skipping over commercials.
Yup, I'm a cheap SOB.
You need to switch the brand of crack you're smokin'.
Literature 101: There are only three.
Man vs. man.
Man vs. nature.
Man vs. himself.
WB till me junk fell off. After forcing her to gargle gasoline to get the taste of cigs and Ryan Reynolds out her mouth, of course. ;D
Like Elvis, my drugs are USP-grade prescribed by a doctor.
But I will take your advice and discuss with Dr. Feelgood. Thank you.
Forget Ryan Reynolds...Sean Penn’s been in there.
PERMANENT BAN ENACTED!!!
***the kind that makes you giddy that the Marvel movie pipeline is working at full capacity. ***
And to think, sixty years ago these kind of movies would have been considered B&W cheapie “B” budget movies and fifty years ago, shown only only with other si-fi fantasies at the drive in or Saturday matinee double features with Hercules and the Voodoo Women.
Now, they are given the “A” budget treatment and so many are released every week that, at our six movie plex, the average films are, three fantasies and si-fi movies, two teen movies, and a cartoon movie.
Very few movies of the high quality of 60 years ago are released today, maybe one a month.
We are truly living in a fantasy oriented world!
Ick. Well I think they make special condoms for people with the AIDS, I’d get me some.
He’s banging Charlize Theron now.
If I were alone in an alley with him, I’d throw a brick at his head.
Amen, amen, amen.
Sean Penn peaked as Jeff Spicoli:
Saw it last night and LOVED it, loved how the “Parasite” inside of SHIELD was in a way an alegory to the Parasite inside of the current state.
I loved that Cap was complaing to Nick Fury and later was proven absolutely correct.
I also loved the blatant references to “A New World Order” and how they showed how wrong it is to pursue such an idea.
Can’t wait to see Agents of Shield this Tuesday either, for the direct followup to the events of the movie. I don’t think there’s ever been that kind of synergy before, with anything else. Marvel has really shown how tightly they can couple together a movie series that is now up to 9 films and will go to at least 16 and have very high expectations to where Agents is going to go from here on out.
I’d go ga ga over it IF IT IS A LITTLE PRO-CHRISTIANITY.
It was subtitle The First Avenger to tag into the Avengers movie reminding viewers it was the penultimate movie in Phase One of the great MCU plan. Which was a pretty bold plan the likes of which hadn’t happened in cinema before. There was never any real controversy in Marvel Studios about the name, they’ve got the sales figures they knew Captain America was a globally popular character.
That’s true of just about any action film. Good writing makes the difference. How many different fights, explosions, wild rides are there?
She’s fake, a fantasy, a will-o-the-wisp.
I’ve never seen Agents of Shield. Every Spider Man movie just seemed the same. Which Marvel films did you like?
I haven't seen the movie, but National Review has a piece on their site criticizing it as leftist propaganda.
Thanks for the ping.
It was the lead in to the avengers, but the studio offered it in other countries without the Captain America title, just the subtitle.
Saw it tonight. Highly recommend!
It’s not a Lefty propaganda piece. It does show the dangers of a surveillance state.
Well, thats what happens when reality sucks so much.
a multi-national, multi-ethnic group, led by one willing to lay down own life for a murderous friend, in ongoing fight against wickedness in high places.
I agree. This one was repetitive and boring. And I loved the Cap in the first one.
Just saw it this evening. Pretty good, overall. Redford’s role was no stretch.
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