So I woke up this morning, feeling like utter garbage and called into work. Thankfully, my amazing wife got up and got the kids off to school and let me sleep until around 9. I’ve been taking it easy and doing a little writing, but my head was starting to hurt so I rented Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Couple of things. I LOVE comic book stories rendered in movie format, in most cases. I enjoyed the first Capt. America, it didn’t take itself too seriously, and it was a great movie to watch. Some really great performances by a wonderful cast.
I think they did it better with this one. I am not ruining anything by saying who the Winter Soldier is because hopefully everyone knows by now – I’m still amazed it’s taken me this long to watch it. I really don’t like Sebastian Stan’s work. He seems to always play the stuck up rich kid in most movies, and I did think he did a decent job in the first Captain America movie. I have to say, I take it all back. He didn’t have a lot of lines in the movie, but the emotion that played out on his face was real, and well acted. So Mr. Stan, I apologize. I have a feeling that he will be part of the franchise for a while since he signed like a 9 picture deal, so I’ll be interested to see if they do go down the road that some of the comic lines have done and use Bucky to take up the shield at some point.
The other high point for me was Anthony Mackie as Falcon. I’ve seen some of his work and I really like it a lot, but he made the Falcon for me. Even knowing what was going to happen, I found myself getting excited to see him and what he could do with the suit. He did not disappoint there, nor when he was simply Sam Wilson. His honesty comes out in the role as it did for me in the comic book, so nicely done Anthony.
Maria Hill, Natasha Romanov, and Fury? Yeah, they rocked. I had also seen Shield TV series, so I knew some of what to expect, but seeing him put on the glasses at the end tied it into the series, I really hope they do some good cameos in the next season of the series.
Oh yeah, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch intro at the end of the movie? Duuuuude. Can’t WAIT for the next Avengers.