Cover from Captain America #11 by Ed Brubaker
Okay, I’m over a month late on getting out a Captain America: The Winter Soldier LitFlix, and for that I am sorry. I can blame the A to Z Challenge and all the things we put off writing about in April, but that’s not it entirely. I think the problem is, there’s just too much to say about this film.
I was also left with a question: what was it about this movie that made me love it so much?
After seeing it another two times, I think the answer is quite simply that it is a good movie. It works internally with itself. It works as a sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger. And it works within the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, the characters and events fitting in with the larger happenings in other films. It did the things it needed to, and did them well.
My goal however is not to present you with a review – though I will provide you with a list of solid reviews to the film. My goal is to compare this film to the comics it is based on, in the full fashion of our LitFlix. So needless to say, all sorts of spoilers to follow! Continue reading
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Tagged Age of Ultron, Agents of SHIELD, Arnim Zola, Avengers, Black Widow, Bucky Barnes, Captain America, Captain America 3, Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Civil War, Crossbones, Extremis, Falcon, Hydra, Iron Man 3, Iron Man Extremis, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Memes, Quicksilver, Red Skull, Review, Scarlet Witch, SHIELD, Sourcerer, The Incredibles, Ultron, We Minored In Film, Winter Soldier
Many villains are forgettable. Some just want money, or power, or control. Some had a hard knock life and are just taking it out on the world. Some men even just want to watch the world burn.
But some villains are very memorable, and a little harder to cope with. Because some villains think they are the hero.
I explore three such villains here: one who does not necessarily think he is the hero but wants to be seen as such, by basically being his own villain; one who is the total and complete foil of the hero, and thinks fully that he is the hero; and one who spends the entire story stating again and again that he is the hero of the piece, and that you are the attacking villains. Read along as I explore Syndrome, Venom, and Handsome Jack.
Posted in Character Studies, Comics, Good and Evil, Movies, Video Games
Tagged Borderlands 2, Ghost Rider, Handsome Jack, HISHE, Siren, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 3, Spirits of Venom, Syndrome, The Incredibles, Venom