My review of Captain America: The winter soldier – The DBOX Experiance…

Posted: April 28, 2014 in Gossip/News/Reviews - Film
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Hi folks, here is my review of “Captain America: The winter soldier” which we  saw recently at the cinema using the DBOX experience (Released at cinema on 26th March 2014).  Please don’t read if you have not seen the film, spoiler alert.

This review will be in 2 parts, firstly I will review the DBOX experience and then I will review the film.

We went to the Cineworld cinema at the Pars wood complex in Didsbury. Basicaly the D-Box programs the seats to move in sync with the action during the film presentation. The seats allocated for D-Box were the best seats in the house in my opinion eye-level with the screen, half way back into the auditorium from the front row. Each seat has a self-adjuster on it which allows each film goer to set how much they want their own chair to move. As expected it is more expensive than a standard ticket.  I was reasonably pleased with the DBOX effect and it enhances the film in my opinion. Is it for all films, no not in my opinion, But for action films then yes its brilliant.

So onto the film. Two years after “the Avengers” Steve Rogers works for the S.H.I.E.L.D. under director Nick Fury while adjusting to modern society. Rogers and Agent Natasha Romanoff are sent with S.H.I.E.L.D.’s counter-terrorism S.T.R.I.K.E. team, led by Agent Rumlow, to free hostages aboard a S.H.I.E.L.D. vessel from Georges Batroc and his mercenaries. Mid-mission, Rogers discovers Romanoff has another agenda: to extract data from the ship’s computers for Fury. Rogers returns to the Triskelion, S.H.I.E.L.D.’s headquarters, to confront Fury and is briefed about Project Insight: three Helicarriers linked to spy satellites, designed to preemptively eliminate threats. Unable to decrypt Romanoff’s recovered data, Fury becomes suspicious about Insight.

On his way to rendezvous with Maria Hill, Fury is ambushed by assailants led by a mysterious assassin called the Winter Soldier. Fury escapes to Rogers’s apartment, and warns Rogers that S.H.I.E.L.D. is compromised. After handing Rogers a flash drive containing data from the ship, Fury is gunned down by the Winter Soldier. Fury dies in surgery, and Hill recovers the body. What follows is intrigue, betrayal, action and many twists and turns.

The identity of The Winter Soldier is just one of the dramatic twists that forces its hero to weather with characteristic idealism. He can’t just kill the bad guy. Thrown out of SHIELD and on the run with The Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and his new teammate Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), Cap is forced to uncover dangerous truths about SHIELD and, by extension, American foreign and domestic policy over the last 70 years. What he finds will change SHIELD forever.  To say this film is a game changer is an understatement.  Not only does it affect the future Avengers movie but it also has ramifications for the Marvel AGents of SHIELD TV Series.

I must admit I quiet liked this film. There are some great special effects and action sequences. It’s not as good as “the avengers” but way better than the first Captain America movie. From the opening set-piece, dropping in on a ship captured by pirates, Cap sends goons flying via his super-serum-assisted punches and kicks, while his trademark shield is exploited more effectively as a weapon than the first time around. In addition,  it is much darker and faster paced. Samuel L Jackson is particularly brilliant as the Nick Fury and comes up with some pretty good lines.  Chris Evan portrayal as the tormented hero is also good. But I have to mention Scarlett Johansson who stood up well against her male counterparts.

So combined with the DBOX experience, well worth a watch in my opinion.

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