Movie review by Rashid Irani: Captain America is Marvel-lous? Hardly!
There’s plenty of in-your-face pyrotechnics but precious little fun or excitement. The viewer is constantly assailed by jingoistic posturing. Expectedly, socio-political issues such as civil liberties take a back seat to blockbuster trappings.movie reviews Updated: Apr 05, 2014 11:37 IST
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Direction: Anthony and Joe Russo
Actors: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson
What a waste,” laments the rogue politico when the airborne missile carriers programmed to do his bidding are destroyed. Turns out, it also sums up this
Having decimated Hitler’s horde in 2011’s origin story, …The First Avenger, and joined the superhero jamboree for Avengers Assemble a year later, the Cap’s back for another mash-up in Marvel’s mega-movie franchise. He shouldn’t have bothered.
In his latest outing, the all-American super-soldier (Evans) struggles to find his footing in a present-day world rife with
paranoia and political chicanery.