Shapstik’s Movie Clip of the Week: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

“Before we get started, does anyone want to get out?”

Since I reviewed Winter Soldier earlier in the year, I have seen it a few more times and I really feel it gets better with every watch. I guess repeat viewings can filter issues you may have with the plot or narrative and give you the patience to simply look forward to the cool action scenes you love.

I try not to do brand new movies with my clips, but thought I would throw this elevator scene in because a) I think it’s great, b) it showcases exactly why Cap kicks ass in this film and c) it will hopefully give readers the incentive to give Winter Soldier a go if they haven’t already. It is such a simple idea for a scene and works so well in a comic book adaptation with its blend of humour and action, especially when that final group of clearly undercover bad-asses rocks in on the twentieth floor.

Quick, aggressive and clean, the action is top notch throughout the movie and finally gives Captain America some staying power as a comic-book movie icon. If Cap is handing out ass-kickins like this in next year’s Avengers 2 it will be awesome, and fans will finally get the hero they wanted to stand beside the likes of Hulk and Thor, instead of the underpowered “leader of men” that felt a slight let down in Avengers Assemble. With Abrams also taking the seat at the Star Wars helm, 2015 looks really good for movies.


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