Ok so I saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier a couple of weeks ago, but it left me questioning what it meant for its sister TV show Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and therefore I was struggling where to start with this post. Now I’ve been able to see the latest two episodes of the show I have walked away feeling far more excited than I was when I left the cinema. In fact had I known this connection I would have been buzzing from the cinema like I usually am after a comic book movie.
So, before I continue. If you are not up to speed with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (although full review of the latest episodes will be following in the next couple of days) or you are yet to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier, they look away now, because I am going to SPOILER it up. So Captain America has partnered up with Black Widow (on a professional level not a romantic level – although, unless she hooks up with Hawkeye in Avengers 2, I think it might come) and they are working on various missions together.
A S.H.I.E.L.D. ship is taken over with Agent Sitwell onboard. Captain America and his team go to rescue those on board, but Black Widow is downloading important information, having different orders from Nick Fury. It’s not just the ship that is under attack, but Nick Fury too. And it all becomes clear that it is S.H.I.E.L.D. that is attacking. Hydra has been operating underground within S.H.I.E.L.D. all the while Captain America was on ice. So the only thing they can do is destroy S.H.I.E.L.D. – see why my head was confused? How can a show all about S.H.I.E.L.D. exist when Captain America has closed it down?
Captain America also partners with a new Marvel character in this movie -Falcon. Although they have focused on it being his codename rather than his ‘hero’ name. Oh and how could I forget the Winter Soldier himself. Captain America’s best friend Bucky Barnes, who was believed dead. Hydra got their hands on him, fixed him up with a machine arm and froze him, saving him for when they needed him most. A woman in the cinema gasped when he takes his mask off once she clocks who he is, she obviously hadn’t been paying attention to any Winter Soldier related news since they gave the film its title.
I really enjoyed the film, but like I say I left the cinema feeling confused. Now I know how it all fits within the Avengers universe, I’m all excited and probably would be a heck of a lot more excited walking out of the cinema second time round. I did enjoy the first film, and know a lot of people didn’t, but I think even those that weren’t fans of Captain America’s first outing will enjoy this one.
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Hydra is back
Captain America The Winter Soldier
Perfectly sandwiched between two episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this is a gripping seconding outing for Captain America.