Captain America: The Winter Soldier, starring Chris Evans as the superhero, is the second movie in the Captain America franchise that is associated with the Marvel universe. In this movie, all heck breaks loose and there is no going back. Captain America keeps you on the edge of your seat with nonstop action, conspiracies, destruction, and so much more. There is a lot of stuff going on in the movie that keeps you interested and intrigued throughout. There are also repercussions that will resonate throughout the future Marvel movies and beyond.
The main surprise in the movie is the return of the evil entity known as HYDRA and what it has been doing since Captain America destroyed or thought he had destroyed them back in his time before becoming frozen and so forth. The other surprise is the supposed death of one of the most important characters in the Marvel universe and in S.H.I.E.L.D. itself. HYDRA, like all evil in the universe, wants to do more evil and to take over the world. We learn in this movie that HYDRA has indeed been doing evil and where it has been doing it. HYDRA has been methodically been destroying S.H.I.E.L.D. from within and has a lot of followers willing to do its bidding.
S.H.I.E.L.D Agent and Director Nick Fury has been unknowingly following them until he figures out something is going on and does his best to get to the bottom of it all. At least he was trying to do when he was assassinated, but then again, not everything is as it seems in the Marvel universe. What happened and what actually happened are two different things. We discover that Fury was not killed and he covered it all up in order to find out what is really going on. That is where Captain America/Steve Rogers comes into the equation and for his efforts, he is also almost killed. He is also surprised by an old friend suddenly showing up when he thought he was dead. Apparently HYDRA found him, gave him life again by making him different and becoming the ultimate soldier. Robert Redford starred in this movie also and at first, I thought he was a good guy but he turned out to be one of the bad guys. I am a fan of Robert Redford but in this movie, I was rooting for his death. In the end, Captain America and the other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents did what they had to in order to win and defeat HYDRA. Or at least they think they defeated HYDRA. Captain America and his team; in order to totally defeat HYDRA; go their separate ways in order to find those HYDRA members and do what is necessary.
We will see what happens in future Marvel films that feature S.H.I.E.L.D., the agents and the heroes that help them out. I am sure by the time the next Avenger movie: Avengers 2: The Age of Ultron, comes out, S.H.I.E.L.D. will have won the war and will have reformed into something better than it ever was. At least I am hoping that is the case. My husband and I enjoyed this Captain America movie and look forward to future Marvel movies. I recently read that there is another Captain America movie in the works which will be in a few years after the other Marvel movies, like Avengers 2, Thor, and many others have been shown. I look forward to the future of the Marvel universe and their stories.