First reactions to CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER claim it may be the best Marvel movie yet!

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While some may disagree, in my opinion Marvel Studios has never made a bad pic. Everyone has their least favourite Marvel movie (In my case, Thor) but even those are generally still decent, while Joss Whedon’s The Avengers is almost universally accepted as the high benchmark. And it would seem that the next entry into the Marvel Universe, Captain America: The Winter Soldier,  is not just settling for “decent”. In fact, if early Twitter reactions are to be believed, it may just be kicking Mr Whedon’s team-up movie off the throne.

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Last night, Marvel held the first press screening of the film in Los Angeles, and while full reviews are still a no-no thanks to some press embargoes until March 20, the lucky folk in attendance were free to tweet their reactions to the film. And boy, did they ever react. Looks like all the fangasms we’ve had over the amazing trailers, kickass clips and gorgeous concept art were all justified.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just about the only negative reaction I could find came from Slashfilm’s Germaine Lussier, and even then, it’s actually more “only slightly negative-ish, but still awesome” than anything truly bad.

As normally is the case with these things, these are heat of the moment, walking out of the cinema with the adrenalin still roaring through your bloodstream kinds of reactions, so you can probably expect final reviews to be a tad more tempered as folks sit down to properly chew on what they saw. Even so, based on how overwhelmingly positive these are, I don’t expect these opinions to sway too much at this point, which means that we may have just found the new kings of the Marvel Universe, and new Hollywood superstars in the making, in co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits our shores in two weeks time on March 28, but I’ll get to see it two days earlier (Nah-nah-nahnaah-nah!), and will definitely let you guys know if I find my mind blown as well.

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.

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Last Updated: March 12, 2014

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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