|Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson star at Captain America|
and the Black Widow in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
As the Marvel movie universe continues to grow as more characters are added more storylines crossover into each other stories, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep everything straight. However, it is a delightful struggle.
Although I wasn’t a fan of Captain America before, I found a new admiration of him in The Avengers. He is everything a superhero should be. He isn’t conflicted. He’s fully aware of his man-made super powers, but he uses them only for good. He’s a true role model. He stands for God and county and in Captain America: The Winter Soldier he is about the only voice of reason, at least at the beginning.
Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is still adjusting to modern life now living in Washington, D.C. His story about being awakened after being frozen for so long is no longer a secret. He is a feature at a local museum. Still, he lives in a modest apartment and rarely dates because he is too busy. His good looks match his good guy personality. What mother wouldn’t want him as a future son-in-law?
Robert Redford joins the cast as Alexander Pierce, a big wig with S.H.I.E.L.D. Emily VanCamp also appears in a small role, but looks like she is being set up for a larger role in future movie. Also making a surprise appearance is Gary Shandling of all people.
Winter Soldier is begins quietly enough but soon gains momentum that doesn’t stop until the end. Lots of action, lots of fights, very little blood. And a whole lot of fun.