'Winter Soldier' intense

Friday , April 11, 2014 - 8:47 PM

Hailey Johnson

Anyone who has seen the newly released “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” movie can agree that “action-packed” is the best way to sum up this motion picture. In fact, I believe that there was twice as much action in the film series as there was dialogue.

If you’re the kind of person that enjoys movies full of guns, explosions, excessive car crashes and epic combat, this movie is not to be missed.

The film started out as a typical Marvel movie; intense music, a little bit of corny, yet funny, humor, and a couple of great shots of Captain America’s ENORMOUS biceps. But the thing that made this Marvel movie different from the rest was the level of intensity. Throughout the entire movie I was thoroughly engaged, sitting almost terrified in my seat at the events unfolding. This movie was not only an action movie, but a thriller as well. Every twist and turn gave way to a new set of questions and answers.

The plot to “Captain America,” starring Chris Evans, was simply phenomenal. In the beginning, the film confuses you as much as it possibly can, then feeds you little bits of information, piece by piece. The plot was connected to what is called the “Hydra” in the first movie, the 2011 “Captain America: The First Avenger,” making the story line clever and more realistic.

We didn’t get to see a lot of character development with Captain America throughout the film, but it was nice to see a different side of Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson. We were also introduced to a new character, “The Winter Soldier,” who was both terrifying and remarkable.

Generally, I thought the plot of this movie was brilliant; the way that the filmmakers connected specific events was undeniably awesome and nothing less than any of us could have expected from a Marvel movie.

I would recommend “The Winter Soldier” to anyone looking for an action-packed film.Although it was not my favorite, it was worth seeing. I am not one to relish in violence or intense battle, but it was easy to appreciate all of the special effects involved in the movie. Everything was realistic and spot-on.

If you consider yourself one of those valiant enough to sit through two hours of gun shots and nuclear weapons, add “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” to your list of must-see films.

Hailey Johnson is a senior at Syracuse High School. She enjoys listening to The Beatles and theater. Email her at hayhay2159@gmail.com.

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