A big thanks to my friend Laura for guest posting today. Enjoy.
We’ll start this article with the mandatory spoiler warning. I’m not dancing around plot points here, my dears — I’m dropping all the goods on the table. If you haven’t seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier yet, stop reading now.
When asked by various parties about my thoughts on the new Captain America movie, my responses ranged from inarticulate noises of joy to suggestive eyebrow waggles and speculation that Chris Evans’s ass is a gift from god.
All lechery aside, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is easily one of the best Marvel movies to date. It’s action packed, political, a tiny bit heart wrenching, and unquestionably sexy. At one point, I took a glance around the theater and saw people sitting on the edge of their seats. And here I was thinking that was just an expression.
As per usual, despite being completely sucked into the movie (and Cap’s gorgeous baby blues), I found myself momentarily removed from the action by unexplained situations.
1. Was That a Lightsaber?
Following what was easily one of the most thrilling scenes in the movie, Nick Fury is trapped in his vehicle after being chased by crooked S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and coming face to face with the Winter Soldier — the latter of whom really put the kibosh on Fury’s fancy pants SUV. He makes his escape using a tool that can only be described as some unholy union between a stun gun and a lightsaber. I was so distracted by the possibility of a Marvel/Star Wars crossover that it took me a good three minutes to get back into the movie.
If the spark had been purple, I would have s**t myself.
2. What Else Does Sam Have Hiding in His House?
This one is just me being super nitpicky, so you can dismiss it as movie magic if you’d like. After Steve and Natasha nearly get blown to bits by HYDRA, they head over to Sam’s to get cleaned up and form a new battle plan. Natasha showers –which is totally understandable after being covered in blood and bits of building– yet comes out with full makeup and her hair perfectly flat-ironed. So…did Sam just have that stuff lying around, or is she some kind of freaking wizard?
Also, did you guys she her arrow necklace? Is she just being trendy, or is that a nod to the whole Black Widow/Hawkeye thing? Inquiring minds want to know!
3. Is Captain America’s Death Imminent?
In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we’re introduced to Sharon Carter, A.K.A Agent 13, and Brock Rumlow, A.K.A. Crossbones. What do these two have in common? They’re both crucial players in the assassination of Captain America during the Civil War arc of the comic books.
I’ve been wondering what will follow The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Civil War could be a dramatic finish to the Avengers movie series. Furthering my suspicions that this might actually happen is the fact that Bucky took on the mantle of Captain America after Steve’s murder. And guess who just signed a nine picture deal with Marvel Studios…
4. Was Nick Fury Living A Double Life?
Alright, just follow my logic here. We have the engraving on Fury’s gravestone which looks like this:
We have Jules Winnfield who was fond of Ezekial 25:17:
And we have a suitcase containing a mysterious glowing object: