After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.
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Now this is what we need more of in Marvel and comic book based films. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo have taken pointers from Christopher Nolan in that a great comic book film need not be shaped like a comic book film. In that fashion, the Winter Soldier is a political thriller which just happens to feature Marvel characters in it. But make no mistake, the grand scale and huge sets common to the Marvel portfolio are present. But here they feel more natural in the setting they are given than past entries that centered more on spectacle than substance.