So, when I first saw the trailer for this film, I immediately thought about the animation version that I saw as a child. The story was a little different, but relatable.
The new film was very interesting, as new films coming out are becoming more visually beautiful, with vivid colors, superb camera direction and great effects (to a degree). The Winter Soldier is an easy film to watch, and with very little for your mind to do whilst watching the film. This is one of those films where you really need to watch the first Captain America and The Avengers to fully appreciate and understand the film.
This film doesn't go into much detail about the characters as it feels like the director is assuming we know the characters already. So, for anyone who hasn't seen the first film, will feel a little disconnected by this film and may poke the person next to them to explain a few bits.
The Actors Chris Evans plays the Captain very well, Samuel L. Jackson as Fury, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, and Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce. They all play their own characters very well, as you would expect, but I did feel that Scarlett Johansson sounded like she had a cold whilst filming. Her voice was almost broken and deep, rather off putting in my eyes. Chris Evans Plays the Captain very well and he really does bring the character alive, but when watching the film I didn't feel anything for the Captain, I couldn't connect with him.
The film itself was produced very well, with great sounds, and visually beautiful. The level of detail applied was smooth and almost faultless, The camera direction was very clean, unlike most action films at the moment, that have the tendency to shake the camera, as though you were there. I am so glad that they didn't do this throughout the whole film. It was nice to see the action, rather then guessing what happened. I do fear that the film was not as strong as the first Captain America, and they missed an opportunity to really show off the Captain and Black Widow.
On the whole the film was O.K, not breaking new ground, but left you with a pleasant smile, but it is a film that you would want to see again, any time soon.