Hello, my darling readers!
We finally made it to one of my MCU favorites. The Winter Soldier puts Captain America back in the spotlight and gives him some new friends to play with…
Steve is still trying to adjust to modern life. Struggling to fit in, he is all too happy to take on a new mission. An old friend seems to have risen from the dead and is making trouble…
You might have noticed that I’m a little excited about this film. I promise it’s totally justified!
First of all, I enjoyed that we saw Captain America struggle. He may be a super soldier and a superhero, but underneath all that, he is still human. Especially his conversation with Sam Wilson did a lot in terms of representation, I think.
Also, I love it when Steve is being a little shit. He can be really sassy if he wants to. I guess he learned that from Nat.
However, Cap is not the only one who struggles with his past and his future. I guess, by now it’s common knowledge that the Winter Soldier is actually a brainwashed Bucky Barnes, so that doesn’t count as a spoiler. Right?
One of my favorite MCU lines will forever be “Who the hell is Bucky?”. Not only does this scene feature an epic fight between Black Widow and the Winter Soldier, Steve realizes who the Winter Soldier is. Their fight sequence is so perfectly choreographed it’s almost hypnotizing. For your information, that scene is almost four minutes long and it’s brilliant.
Once again, Steve is so very human, when he faces his oldest friend. I’m sure that for a moment he was little scrawny Steve again, facing a radiant Bucky. You can see his heart breaking when the Winter Soldier doesn’t recognize him or even remember who Bucky Barnes is.
By now you probably realized that Bucky Barnes is my favorite MCU character. (I swear it’s not just because of Sebastian Stan!) There is so much potential, so much past to dig up. You thought Cap’s life is complicated? Bucky certainly takes the prize in that department.
Captain America: Winter Soldier is one of the best MCU films. Bucky Barnes gets to return and I can’t wait to see more of that character. So much baggage to unpack!
Are you a Marvel fan? Let me know in the comments!