Captain America, the Black Widow and Sam Wilson join forces to uncover a conspiracy within S.H.I.E.L.D., while facing a mysterious assassin known as the Winter Soldier. With no one to trust, hunted by the very organization he fights for, the world’s first superhero clashes with the uncertain and deadly world of the modern day in this film. So, America needs its wholesome superhero and Steve Rogers aka Captain America comes to the rescue. And he does so with style.
A great story requires great characters to get viewers invested in the film. If characters are not well-portrayed by competent actors, the struggle for good characters becomes even greater. In a cinematic world where CG is the norm, this film makes a greater use of practical effects, thrilling gunplay, and brutal hand-to-hand combat sequences.
Robert Redford plays the smooth bad guy Alexander Pierce with panache. While Romanoff adds some playful sex appeal, Captain America is a lot more aggressive in this outing as he takes on the Winter Soldier (Stan) and increasingly uses his shield as an offensive weapon. Rogers might not have Batman’s toys, Tony Stark’s wisecracks or Superman’s strength, but he is the most ‘human’. This ranks among the finest in the superhero genre.
The film is one of the most spectacular films in the recent times, with blistering action to satisfy audiences, and a deep and provoking storyline to keep them invested. A web of moral complexity often unseen in comic adaptations, the film presents a thought-provoking tale that challenges all its viewers.