By Rachel Molina |Staff Writer|
Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” dominated the box office during its opening weekend, raking in $303.3 million worldwide.
Chris Evans once again suits up as Captain America and is joined by Scarlett Johansson as the spunky Black Widow.
After battling it out in New York City with The Avengers, Captain America is now in Washington D.C., still getting adjusted to his new life.
In the film’s first action sequence, Captain America is a given a mission by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to rescue hostages.
His fighting style is captured perfectly in this sequence with swift and fluid movements.
His iconic red white and blue shield plays a bigger role in this film than the last in that it almost seems an extension of him.
It is after this assignment; however, that he questions S.H.I.E.L.D (Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division) and their true motives.
One thing notable in this film is how Captain America seems lost in his new life. He is a man out of touch with the new world.
He doesn’t know where he fits in and wants to do what’s right but just doesn’t know anymore.
His feelings are truly tested when he is up against the villain, the Winter Soldier, who has no regard to human life and is a formidable foe.
Like Captain America, his power comes from training along with his left metallic arm.
Captain America must overcome his feelings and do what he thinks is right.
“I loved the addition of the Falcon, but also enjoyed the mystery that surrounded the Winter Soldier,” said student Tim Sanders.
The chemistry between Evans and Johansson is endearing and newcomer Anthony Mackie, as the Falcon, is a great addition as Captain America’s sidekick.
Don’t get too excited though. The relationship between the Captain and Black Widow is merely friendship.
Jackson’s Fury also played a vital role and never missed a beat to outsmart his enemies.
Action, comedy and drama are all used in the film and do not come off as cheesy.
The film is well written and gives off a completely different vibe, compared to earlier Marvel films.
Darker colors and hues helped set the tone of the film and illustrated Captain America’s inner struggle.
Another element that was different was the usage of CGI (Computer-generated imagery). There was much less of it, which made more of the action scenes realistic.
CGI was used the most in the climax of the film, which created a powerful scene.
The avid Marvel fan will find Easter egg clues for future superhero films and see an iconic appearance from Stan Lee.
Stay tuned, after the credits they reveal not one, but two scenes that add into the chaos in the Marvel world.