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28 March 2014 @ 10:55 am
Picoreview: Winter Soldier  

Picoreview: Captain America: Winter Soldier: I’m not going to go into any detail because this doesn’t open in America until next week, but I was pretty happy with it. There were plenty of outright funny/clever moments, more violence than I expected (I know, it’s about a soldier, but it’s the whole PG-13 drift toward greater violence. I guess I still don’t expect it.), there was at least one good heartbreak moment, and I want my Falcon movie like five minutes ago.

What I will say is dear god, Chris Evans’s shoulder to hip ratio. Holy mother of mercy. Holy sweet mother of mercy. There’s a scene in the film that I could just freeze-frame and stare at for hours. Holy gods. *fans self* (Honestly, it was possibly as good as the Shirtless Thor2 Scene, and elicited the same kind of incredulous silence from the audience.)

Also, in terms of sheer physical perfection, the scenes with Cappy and Robert Redford together–Redford’s still a beautiful dude, but he’s really cragged up, and his roughness compared to Cappy’s inhumanly smoothly perfect features bordered on surreal. Part of my brain kept wishing it was Redford 30 years ago just for the unbelieveable amount of pretty that would’ve been on the screen. :)

If you watch AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D, I’m given to understand that next week’s episode (on the 2nd?) is lead-up to Winter Solider and that the week after (on the 9th?) is CHOCK FULL OF SPOILERS, and I’d say the events of Winter Soldier are unexpected enough (at least to me) that you don’t want to be spoiled via AoS. :)

(I tell you what, though, if I was the cast of AoS I’d have been like EXPLODING WITH THE KNOWING OF WHAT’S COMING, omg. Lucky them!)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

 
 
 
rasmusbrasmusb on April 7th, 2014 09:41 pm (UTC)
Did the shaky cam bother you?
I'm still trying to figure out if it's a generational or cultural thing. I miss the old 80's-90's steady cam fight scenes.

Thankfully in the Winter Soldier -- it wasn't nausea inducing (like the 2nd Bourne film, or most of the recent action film releases) -- but I have a hard time tracking what was being done to whom (particularly on the 2nd phase of the boat clearing) until someone went flying.

Is it just me?
kitmizkit on April 8th, 2014 07:06 am (UTC)
Re: Did the shaky cam bother you?
Well, it may be a generational or cultural thing, but YES, I'm SO SICK of shaky cam! Our brains do not process visual information that way even when we're being rattled around, we keep it on a plane, ARGH I HATE SHAKY CAM. Seriously, man, they invented the goddamn steady cam rollers FOR A REASON! aaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!!!!!!!!!

I mean.

*in a patient and gentle voice* No, it's not just you.
rasmusbrasmusb on April 10th, 2014 06:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Did the shaky cam bother you?
;) Glad it wasn't just me!