Winter clash

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” boasts a strong supporting cast.

Drew Mattocks, Writer

It is that time of the semester again. Midterms have ended and and final projects have begun to start. Luckily, we find ourselves in a rare point in the semester in which free time exists. This opportunity is fleeting, so do not waste these precious moments on a bad movie. Skip the next Transformers film and go straight for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”


As we have come to expect from Marvel, this movie does a lot of things right. The action is spot on and the fight scenes go beyond cliché explosions that exist only to fill the gap. The movie leaves you on the edge of your seat wondering who will win the next fight and keeps you wondering whether the Captain will emerge victorious.

While the film is chock-full of great action, there are two factors that place this movie above the rest of the Marvel action movies — the supporting characters and the villain. Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie absolutely stun in their roles. They get you attached fast and keep you there for the rest of the over two hour movie. The film has several moments in which I cared more about the well-being of the supporting characters than Captain America. While this might seem like a negative for Chris Evans (Captain America), it is not. The supporting cast has that much talent.

Sebastian Stan also brings out the best in his character. He makes the audience sympathize and feel for the obviously evil character. While "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" contains both stellar action and superheroes, the supporting cast truly makes it a wonderful film.


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