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1556313_652980988091655_967783542_oWhat’s it all about?

The latest in the hugely successful and almost entirely enjoyable Marvel film franchise Captain America: TWS (for such it shall be called from henceforth) is basically all about how:

Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.

Oh but there is so much more…..

Why did I want to see it.

Duh! I refer you to my Marvel Avengers Assemble (still a stupid title) and the recent Thor: TDW reviews and you can kind of work it out for yourselves.

What did I think?

It is almost impossible to talk about what is cool in this movie without going into plot spoilers, which in a film which harks back to the 1970s and political conspiracy thrillers would be a terrible thing to do, so here’s a list of cool stuff with absolutely no meaningful detail whatsoever (so you’ll just have to go and see it for yourself)

  • Chris Evans is impossibly handsome (this is not a bad thing)
  • Scarlet Johansson is fabulous (but that hairstyle is a bit of a crime)
  • Falcon!
  • Robert Redford!
  • Jenny Agutter!
  • The Winter Soldier himself
  • What’s behind Nick Fury’s eyepatch?
  • Credit teasers
  • Don’t trust anyone
  • Did I mention Robert Redford (he’s 77 you know)?

I just loved this, it is probably the best of the Marvel films so far (and I say that as someone entirely wedded to the Thor/Loki saga) and sets everything up for the next Avengers movie. Great, great fun in a completely crash bang wallop way but also trying to do something a little bit different.

Could quite happily have sat through the whole thing again immediately.