Excerpt: I toni da screwball comedy di Iron Man e quelli fantasy di Thor cedono il passo ad un racconto fondamentalmente classico, che costruisce una realtà parallela non troppo distante da quella effettiva, pantografandone paure e ossessioni. Ed intanto gli Avengers si preparano a tornare tutti in campo…
Excerpt: Even though this is technically a spring movie, and the first film came out in the summer, this one feels like a bigger event film. It’s an enjoyable ride and should be good for keeping the anticipation at bay for next summers’ “The Avengers” sequel.
Excerpt: With clear parallels to post 9/11 American loss of freedoms and the use of drones, writers Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely tackle serious issues and wrap them in an action-packed, nostalgically patriotic package.
Excerpt: It is a response to its patriotic predecessor, a corrective that refocuses our perspective away from the simple, iconic trappings that represent freedom and onto what it really means to champion liberty for all.
Excerpt: “Capitán América: El soldado de invierno” estaría bien si la trama fuera infinitamente más sencilla y tuviera muchas menos escenas de acción, y eso que son muy imaginativas y no están nada mal.
Excerpt: Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” is arguably the best movie to come out of the superhero franchise-specialist studio. In many ways it provided the most hurdles for a follow-up. Fast-paced, engaging and sometimes even surprising, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is a thoroughly satisfying sequel.
Excerpt: Sometimes the Marvel universe isn’t as Marvelous as we’ve come to expect. Might have been more enjoyable if there had been a compelling story to go along with all the sound and fury, Nick Fury.
Excerpt: The pace is efficient with a narrative that doesn’t disappoint fans looking for excitement featuring people they already know and love. There’s enough human interaction to satisfy those who savor a little character development in their superhero flicks.
Excerpt: “The Winter Soldier” is a strong piece of escapism, with enough thematic nuance, cine-literacy and performative confidence to push toward the upper tier of Hollywood’s increasingly crammed superhero canon.
Excerpt: I have to admit, I wasn’t looking forward to sitting through Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Over the last couple of years, as a critic who ends up having to see most major releases, I developed a sort of Marvel ennui as we’re bombarded with yet another installment taking place in that superhero universe every six months or so.
Excerpt: When supposed patriots are waving the flag saying how American they are and their actions dictate the opposite, a film like Captain America: The Winter Soldier exemplifies all that is and can be great about the United States in an age of surveillance and purported terrorist threats.
Excerpt: Despite some of its more rickety story elements, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is possibly the studio’s best action film and the one most able to stand on its own since the original “Iron Man.” So much so that it makes you sorry they’ve shoehorned in so much connective tissue to keep the shared universe turning.