Cap is back!
In this, his second titular film, the “first avenger” is still struggling to make sense of the modern world while dealing the increasingly questionable methods of his allies and a powerful new enemy. The Winter Soldier is probably the most “mature” film to come out of Marvel Studios so far, deftly coupling elements of political thriller, social commentary and surprisingly poignant human moments amid dazzling action sequences.
For fans, the film features several Universe shaking events which will affect the future course of every major Marvel film character and storyline. Other more subtle references and (possible) hints of things to come – as well as a couple of significant new character revelations – are peppered throughout as well, providing fertile ground for rampant fanboy speculation.
Go see it, and then check out our show for in-depth analysis and half-assed opinions, as Scrambled Brains Presents: The Spoilers, Episode 3: Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier!