OAKVILLE, Missouri, U.S.A. – The second installment of the Captain America story line, Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier takes place almost 75 years after the first movie and two years after The Avengers.
Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is still trying to find his place in the 21st Century as he tries awkwardly be a normal guy as well as Captain America. With his partner Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), he must do tasks as they both work for S.H.I.E.L.D., until a secret organization takes over the company.
At that point, Black Widow and Captain America become prime targets for the secret organization as they fight to save the world, trusting only each other.
A threat comes along that will push Captain America to his limits: a man known as The Winter Soldier, built almost exactly like Rogers himself.
As Captain America faces his greatest foe yet, he and Black Widow have to find who this mysterious soldier is and who is in charge of the secret organization that poses a danger to all of humanity.
Though the plot of the movie definitely got me excited to watch this new instalment, the movie itself was a letdown, too heavy on the action. It seemed drawn out just to make the film longer.
Though I wasn’t a fan of the first Captain America movie, I heard
so many great things about this sequel that I felt excited to see it, especially since it got an 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
But the hype didn’t live up to the movie itself.
The acting was great, yes, but the storyline seemed a bit jumbled and the plot jumped around a bit from one aspect to the next.
From trying to find the secret organization to trying to figure out Black Widow’s past, it was all just thrown at the viewer to try to figure out.
It seemed as if it had the same plotline as both The Avengers and the initial Captain America. It started with a fight scene, explained the plot, had another fight scene, explained some more, and had the big fight scene at the end.
All of it seemed anti-climactic, as it had the same set-up as almost any other Marvel Studios movie.
So I can’t jump on The Winter Soldier bandwagon, a subpar film with decent character development but not enough of a story for me to enjoy.
Sydney Hallett is a Junior Reporter from Missouri for Youth Journalism International.