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CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER – So what did you think?

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The biggest release of the weekend past was undoubtedly the star spangled Avenger’s second cinematic outing. International, critics have been abuzz with great things to say about the film, and I have to agree with them. The film is exciting, smart, gripping, brilliantly choreographed, has major stakes and payoffs and will probably create action movie superstars out of co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo. Well, that’s what I thought, but what do I know? I mean, I have Darryn as a friend, so how sound can my judgement be?

So today we want to hear what you well-opinionated folk thought about it. Did you agree with my assessment or do you somehow find this a red, white and blue turkey? Also, did you spot the easter egg I mentioned to you guys?

And as always, this is a discussion for people who have actually seen the movie, so expect LOTS OF SPOILERS!

Last Updated: March 31, 2014

18 Comments

  1. I have no say in the matter…

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  2. The Kenn

    March 31, 2014 at 11:57

    I thought it was awesome!

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  3. Rince

    March 31, 2014 at 11:58

    Still need to see!

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      March 31, 2014 at 12:42

      For shame….

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  4. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    March 31, 2014 at 12:08

    Soon……

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  5. DarthZA

    March 31, 2014 at 13:58

    I watched it on IMAX 3D, and loved it. I thought it was right up there with Avengers (surpassing it in some areas, but overall I still enjoyed Avengers more). I was gripped from start to end, and the Falcon was done perfectly. In my mind, this is the best movie Marvel has made to date outside of the Avengers.

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    • Skyblue

      March 31, 2014 at 14:50

      “I was gripped from start to end”

      Hmmmm…

      ;-p

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  6. Kervyn Cloete

    March 31, 2014 at 15:02

    Did everybody spot the Easter Egg I was talking about in my review? Nick Fury’s headstone read “The path of the righteous man…” as in the immortal line Samuel L. Jackson says in Pulp Fiction. Sheer brilliance. There were so many other cool Easter Eggs though:
    – Agent 13 is obviously Sharon Carter, the grand-niece of Cap’s WWII squeeze Peggy Carter played by Hayley Atwell (whose old makeup job was incredible!)
    – Brock Rumlow (the strike team leader) is actually Cap villain Crossbones, and by the way he got rolled away at the end, you just know he’s about to get some kind of upgrades
    – Pierce name dropped Stephen Strange as if he was already running around as a badass Sorcerer Supreme? WTF?
    – Danny Pudi from Community plays a SHIELD technician, and the co-directors Joe & Anthony Russo, cut their directing teeth on Community
    – During the targeting sequence of the helicarriers, there is a very, VERY brief shot of Stark Tower, only now it looks a lot like Avengers Tower.
    – The whole “Hydra infiltrating SHIELD” angle was actually pulled out Jonathan Hickman’s Secret Warriors series, something that Marvel brilliantly kept under wraps
    – Garry Shandling’s Senator Stern – who is revealed as Hydra – is the same character from Iron Man 2
    – And of course there was that mid-credits sting where we find out that Thomas Kretschmann’s Baron Von Strucker is mind-controlling Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch using Loki’s old staff. You know, the one they can probably use to open up a portal to wherever the hell it is the Red Skull got sucked off to in the first film. Also, it sounds like it’s actually Hydra’s experiments that gave Quick and Scarlet their powers, which is neat way of not only tying them into the ongoing story (as is seems Hydra has a HUGE role to play in the future MCU) but also nicely sidestepping that lawsuit from Fox if they referered to them as mutants.

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    • DarthZA

      March 31, 2014 at 15:53

      As soon as the movie dropped that her name was Sharon, I immediately got this idea that they would be killing Steve Rogers in the Captain America 3….

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      • Kervyn Cloete

        March 31, 2014 at 15:57

        And with Rumlow becoming Crossbones now, Bucky gaining his memory, and Chris Evans saying he wants to dial back his acting gigs in favour of directing…

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        • DarthZA

          March 31, 2014 at 16:32

          Add the fact that Sabastian Stan still has 7 movies on his contract, it wouldn’t be at all far fetched to speculate that Captain America 3 will see him taking the place of Evans as the next Captain America after Rogers dies.

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  7. Pravesh Valab

    March 31, 2014 at 16:27

    I loved it. It wasn’t perfect but it was a great movie . wish I could figure out the timelines now cause the twins seem too young and they were still talking about iron man so it was definitely before iron man 3. The series better start again soon

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      March 31, 2014 at 16:55

      The timeline is actually a very interesting issue. I would actually say that this takes place before Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World, and just after recent episodes of Agents of SHIELD, as it goes a very long way to explain just why SHIELD, and in particularly Fury, wasn’t available/answering calls for help during those films/series.

      Don’t know what you mean about the twins being young though. They looked exactly the same age as they are in Avengers: Age of Ultron to me.

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      • Pravesh Valab

        March 31, 2014 at 17:03

        Fury and things from Thor are in agents so I think its happening during agents . one of the agents is in captain america. I wonder how this will affect the series now.its not like captain America happened over months . I thought that maybe winter soldier was part of deathlok project but the movie shows him getting the arm a long time ago. I kinda hope in cap 3 nick fury turns out to be the red skull

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        • Kervyn Cloete

          March 31, 2014 at 17:36

          The next episode of Agents is apparently very closely linked to the movie, and is supposed to be watched just before you see The Winter Soldier. But due to the fact that US only gets the Winter Soldier this Friday, that episode is only airing this week.

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        • Kervyn Cloete

          April 1, 2014 at 08:45

          Oh and one more thing, you know how Coulson couldn’t get hold of Fury at all in the last ep? Well, this explains a lot.

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          • Pravesh Valab

            April 1, 2014 at 08:51

            If coulson was so important to fury why did he not involve him in the scheme to take down insight . unless Coulson is really a Psilon. Omg what a twist

  8. Lourens Corleone

    March 31, 2014 at 16:32

    Loved it!

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