April Movie Preview: Captain America, Johnny Depp And Nicolas Cage's Beard Save Cinema
Captain America: The Winter SoldierOn the off chance you’ve been surviving on the nutrient-soaked floor mat of a car’s trunk for the last year or so, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is our latest window into the Marvel Universe, with Chris Evans’ charismatic titular superhero facing off against one of the comic world’s more treasured villains, the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), a brainwashed fighter whose threshold for evil is expansive. This sequel from Anthony and Joe Russo focuses just as much on Captain America’s adjustment to the modern world around him as it does the retro Cold War conspiracy drama and action sequences, creating what will hopefully be another superb effort from Marvel Studios.
Not that we’re playing favorites, but our own Eric gave the film a perfect rating, and praised it in nearly every conceivable way. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Falcon/Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) both receive meaty supporting roles here, as does Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Could it be that The Winter Soldier will defy the superhero movie label by existing as an action thriller first and foremost, with stereotypical comic book theatrics taking a backseat? Or will it all feel as dated as Cap’s memory of radio shows? Either way, 'Murica!
Director: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
Stars: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie
Release Date: April 4
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