After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka 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.
I always say this when a new Marvel movie comes out that isn’t Iron Man: I find myself consistently impressed that Marvel has managed to make characters that I once found lame to be compelling and, dare I say it, some of my favourite big-screen superheroes. One such hero is Captain America, whom I never cared about, perhaps because I’m Canadian. But the first Captain America movie was a solid, Indiana Jones-esque adventure film, and the sequel looks like a high-tech action flick. I won’t lie, I’m excited.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier comes out April 4, 2014.