by Matt Slick
Captain America, the Winter Soldier is a highly enjoyable film. If you can let yourself go into the world of comics with its impossible feats of skill and totally unrealistic situations, then you'll have a great time watching awesome action scenes, great acting, and a fun and predictable plot that is all housed in stupendous special effects and excellent cinematography. It was fun to watch. Go see it.
Once again our hero, Capt. America (Chris Evans), tries to thwart the evil that seeks to enslave mankind. But, the staunchly moral and up-right hero cannot do it alone--well, he almost could. He needs help, and he graciously accepts it from Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie). As it turns out, something is fishy at S.H.I.E.L.D. and it really does stink. In fact, it is so bad that we don't know who we can trust. It is easy to be uneasy as suspicion lurks around every corner.
What I like most about the movie is that Captain America is an all-around good guy with good morals. He doesn't go sleeping with all the babes. He's a man of intense integrity and loyalty, which comes through very well in the movie and gives us something to root for, an all-around good guy who deserves to win against impossible odds. It's a nice change from Hollywood's unfortunately typical heroes who are womanizers, fornicators, and foul-mouthed dudes with great biceps, chiseled chins, and a ubiquitously arrogant demeanor. Captain America is the opposite of all those debauched and wicked attributes. He is just a likable guy that you cannot help but root for, and that's perhaps the best reason to go see this movie.
Did I already say "Go see it"? Yes, I did.