|Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johannson, Anthony Mackie, Robert Redford, Samuel Jackson
I’ve really come to admire what Marvel and their Marvel Studios have been doing over the past few years. Not only do I admire them for the big picture plan they have with their movies and tying them all together, but I admire them putting thought into what they’re putting out. A bulk of the credit can go them for restoring the faith in the value of the comic book movie (the rest can go to that other guy, you may have heard of him…Chris Nolan). And while we heap praise on them, we must also be keenly aware that they had some involvement in the hole they had to crawl out of some years back. But the Marvel universe is a good one now, full of event films that have purpose and a desire to not ever be a Transformers movie. This may be a stretch, but they’re like Pixar in a way, keeping quality control in house and telling everyone else to sod off. But even with that in mind, I still had hesitation about Captain America: The Winter Soldier.