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Movie Review – Captain America: The Winter Soldier


Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson

It’s not a secret that I loved Captain America: The First Avenger. It might have been a surprise (at least to me) at how much I connected with Steve Rogers, but there was nothing about that movie that I wasn’t going to love. Superheroes, WWII films, action/adventure; yep, Captain America was always going to be one of my favourites of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

So it also shouldn’t be a surprise that I had high expectations for The Winter Soldier. When the title was announced, I had only just recently read the comic on which it was based, and had fallen completely in love. Cue even higher expectations.

And to say that Captain America: The Winter Soldier lived up to those expectations doesn’t begin to do it justice. Continue reading


Comics: Mini Rambles – February 26, 2014


Avengers Assemble #24

1) I’m finally liking Spider-Girl. I never really disliked her, but now I want to see what happens to her next.
2) Love the new Inhuman trait that showed up.
3) The banter between the characters is great.

Liked a lot. Continue reading

Comics: Mini Rambles – February 19, 2014


Animal Man #28

1) Intense and powerful and a wonderful penultimate issue to this fantastic book.
2) Love getting to see Maxine really having a chance to shine.
3) I wish I had a father like Buddy Baker.

Loved. Continue reading

Comics: Mini Rambles – February 12, 2014

Sorry these mini rambles are so late this week, I was at a convention with limited internet access. That post will be up later this week.


Batman #28

1) Even though it’s an interruption in Zero Year, this was an intriguing look into the future.
2) Love having no idea what’s happening, and getting just enough information to stay interested.
3) Waiting for Batman Eternal to catch up to this story is going to feel like it’s taking eternity. Pun intended.

Liked a lot. Continue reading

Comics: Mini Rambles – February 5, 2014


All New Invaders #2

1) The story might be moving a little too slowly, but for people who aren’t as familiar with the characters, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
2) Some of the action scenes are slightly confusing to look at.
3) Love the interactions between Captain America, Winter Soldier, and the Human Torch.

Liked. Continue reading

Comics: Mini Rambles – January 29, 2014


Avengers Assemble #23.INH

1) Love seeing superheroes as people.
2) Even though I like the story, I miss the larger team dynamic.
3) Really like how bright everything feels.

Liked. Continue reading

Comics: Mini Rambles – January 22, 2014


All New Invaders #1

1) As someone who isn’t familiar with the Invaders, I appreciated that this was a first issue that didn’t require any previous knowledge of the team.
2) I had expected to see more of the other members of the team. Starting with Jim Hammond was a good idea, but having the more well known members might have helped.
3) Sometimes the faces looked a little… weird.

Liked. Enough to stay on for issue 2 at least. Continue reading