Review: Captain America 2 leaves you begging for more

By Albert Shelby

April 9, 2014

Marvel fans have waited almost three years to witness the second installment of the Captain America franchise. Trust me, it was worth the wait. Captain America: The Winter Soldier delivers across the board. The acting was above average, but the plot was even better. From the beginning to the end, the director did a good job with keeping its audience interested. If you are not familiar with any of the Marvel movies, or even Captain America alone, you might find yourself a little confused. Unfinished business from the first Captain America that was released in 2011 did make its way back to the second installment. Not too many of the actors from the first reprised their roles as you can imagine, but the new characters did fill the void. Before I saw the movie, I was wondering what Robert Redford role would be for the present time version of Captain America. He did not disappoint and his character is someone you will want to pay attention to carefully. Samuel L Jackson returned as director of S.H.I.E.L.D Nick fury. Throughout the movie Jackson’s character seemed to have his own agenda. There are some secrets around S.H.I.E.LD that could possibly cost Fury his life. These secrets that S.H.I.E.L.D has kept for years is what makes the movie go in my eyes. Unlike the first installment, this time around the premise is much more dark. I could not help but to compare the movies plot to Christopher Nolan’s second installment of the Batman series, The Dark Knight. What made the Dark Knight stand out were a plot that modern day citizens can relate to and a villain that was actually believable. Captain America: Winter Soldier did exactly that but the action scenes where much more intense. The fighting scenes where in-depth and kept me in the edge of my seat. The future movies in this Marvel franchise will only get better because most of them will have to feed of this movie. If they are anything like the second installment of Captain America, moviegoers and Marvel fans will not be disappointed.