‘Captain America 2′ Reviews: Early Buzz Says ‘The Winter Soldier’ Will Blow You Out of the Water
The highly anticipated ‘Captain America 2‘ (officially titled ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’), which, according to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, is supposed to completely change the public’s perception of what a superhero movie is, started screening for press. Now, thanks to social media, the first ‘Captain America 2′ reviews are trickling in and word is overwhelmingly positive.
While they don’t go in depth (which will be saved for later, as full reviews won’t be published until closer to release time), the early buzz suggests this is Marvel’s best film to date and its impact on the overarching Marvel Cinematic Universe will blow fans’ minds.
To kick things off, here is what our editors Mike Sampson (Editor-in-Chief) and Damon Houx had to say:
Hold on, we're allowed to be tweeting about Captain America 2 now? OK, well, than I can chime in too: it's fantastic.
— Mike Sampson (@mjsamps) March 11, 2014
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER: Phase 2 is 3/3 for me. Anthony Mackie has finally found that breakthrough role.
— Damon Houx (@houx) March 11, 2014
‘Captain America 2′ is certainly one of Marvel’s longer works, running at 2 hours and 8 minutes, but these early reviews praise the intense action for moving things along, while another qualm raised was with the plot.
‘Captain America 2,’ described by directors Anthony and Joe Russo as a political thriller disguised as a superhero movie, brings back Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson as Captain America and Black Widow, who, after tackling numerous missions for S.H.I.E.L.D. and Samuel L. Jackson‘s Nick Fury, now head to Washington, D.C. to handle a mysterious threat — The Winter Soldier. Sebastian Stan‘s Bucky Barnes, thought to be dead after the events of the first ‘Captain America’ movie, has been brainwashed and genetically enhanced into becoming a super assassin. To stop him, Cap will have to enlist the aid of newbie superhero The Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie.
Check out highlights from all the early ‘Captain America 2′ Twitter reviews below, and don’t worry, the film will hit theaters soon enough on April 4.
The CAPTAIN AMERICA sequel blew me away. Movie has a fantastic script, amazing action, and great character moments. Just about perfect.
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) March 11, 2014
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is awesome. A tad too long, a tad too plotty, but its action & MCU impact will blow your damn mind.
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) March 11, 2014
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER is just phenomenal, in so many ways. Believe the hype, and prepare for so much more!
— Brian Gallagher (@GallagherMW) March 11, 2014
Really liked Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Proves Joss isn't only 1 in Marvel's arsenal who can craft a compelling/fresh female char
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) March 11, 2014
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is Marvel’s best movie to date. You thought the trailers were great? You ain’t seen nothing yet.
— PJ Campbell (@pj_campbell) March 11, 2014
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is absolutely incredible. Best action in a Marvel solo movie and perhaps the best of them all – around.
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) March 11, 2014
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER is right up there as one of the best Marvel movies ever. Epic and full of great surprises for fans.
— Don Kaye (@donkaye) March 11, 2014
Marvel Studios gets Captain America better than any of their other heroes. THE WINTER SOLDIER is terrific.
— Jeremy Smith (@mrbeaks) March 11, 2014
I saw Captain America 2 last week and I really enjoyed watching it, but when I try to explain the plot out loud I sound like a crazy person.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) March 11, 2014
Just finished watching Captain America: The Winter Soldier. What an awesome action packed movie! #CaptainAmericaEvent
— Mommy Enterprises (@mommye) March 11, 2014
— Vanessa -QueenofSwag (@queenofswag4u) March 11, 2014
— Trippin With Tara (@tasalinas) March 11, 2014
Wow. Captain America: TWS is great. One of the best action films I've seen in ages, maybe ever. You want to see this. #CaptainAmericaEvent
— Matt Blum (@cerebus19) March 11, 2014