Welcome to February's 28 Days Of Sequels! Every day throughout February one of our VIPers (Jenn, Susan Or Melanie) with occasional comments from the others will present a movie sequel complete with a trailer!
The big difference with this list is they aren't all winners that we loved. Some were disappointments and some just trainwrecks. Hollywood is short on original ideas so when one hits big, they milk it for all its worth and squeeze it dry. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Day 5 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Susan
Longing, rusted, furnace, daybreak, seventeen, benign, nine, homecoming, one, freight car.
Captain America: The Winter Solider is one of my all time fave Marvel movies because it introduces the complex character that is The Winter Soldier, aka, James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes. The friendship between Steve and Bucky has been the backbone of who Steve grew to be in Captain America; The First Avenger, and knowing that Hydra had used Bucky as their assassin for decades, shapes how Cap and how Bucky react to situations on the movie.
I think that this entire movie has the right mix of tension, of action, of drama, and if you consider that Captain America's main fight is to save his friend from Hydra, that's probably the thing that stands out the most in this movie and why I love it so much.
Melanie - Oh I have actually seen this one, I mean I have seen a few of them but I don't remember which for the most part but this has Sebastian Stan in it so that made it better lol. I am not a big Marvel fan for the most part I find their movies way too long so I just don't bother. I will say I remember the Captain America transformation scene from the first one - but mainly because it was SOOOOO funny.
I do like the show that sort of spun off from this eventually - The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. I think if they made ALL the movies like that I would probably be more of a fan!
Have you seen it? What did you think?
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