Saturday, April 26, 2014

Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier is better than the first!

Hi everyone. I finally got to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier last night. I know by now a lot of you will have seen it, but these are still my thoughts.
The story revolves around Steve Rogers/Captain America working on adjusting to life in the twenty-first century. Difficulty arises when he starts to sense things are not picture perfect in S.H.I.E.L.D. Soon a mysterious assassin known as The Winter Soldier appears and a deadly enemy is threatening the world and its people. Steve will have to work with old and new friends to save not only America, but the world.
I loved how in the movie they made parallels with modern day politics and problems. It was good to see characters of fiction struggling with problems we're facing in the real world. I also liked how they incorporated hidden areas being associated with big secrets. The action also looked real and the characters, good and bad, were very believable.
Content advisory: Lots of explosions and shooting. A character's arm is broken. Several characters swear, though it's not very heavy most of the film. Some characters drink alcohol.
Lessons: Sometimes we must be willing to stand up for what is right even when others don't agree. Don't try to solve all problems by yourself. Find friends who will be true no matter what. Never give up on those you care about. If people in power are not protecting the rights of the people, it is the people's responsibility to take a stand.