Ok – anyone that knows me knows that when it comes to a new action adventure movie, I am ready to go on a moment’s notice. And if that movie just happens to be part of the Marvel comics kingdom, I will sit through it no questions asked without even a kernel of popcorn, although I must admit popcorn makes every movie better. To say that I’m more than a little excited over the upcoming release of “Captain America: Winter Soldier” on April 4 goes without saying. I’ll be the first to admit, there may have been a time or two that I might just have run around with a garbage can lid keeping the universe safe from the bad guys but then who hasn’t? Is there a person around that can possibly not be enamored with this magnificent not quite a super hero, super hero? With his boyish next-door good looks, charm and wit, here is someone that was once considered too frail to enlist in the U.S. Military during World War II, so he did what any young red-blooded patriotic citizen would do -volunteer himself to receive an experimental Super-Soldier Serum. Suddenly enhanced to the pinnacle of human physical potential, Captain America was born-or reborn.
But as anyone will tell you, behind every successful man, super hero, or not, is a woman showing him the way, even when he may not readily admit it and thus even though her name is not in the title, this latest installment from the brilliant team of Marvel and Walt Disney Motion Picture Studios, the real star of this movie just may be The Black Widow. In “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Steve Rogers, teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C. For those that somehow have been living on a deserted island for the last few decades, the Black Widow, once again brilliantly brought to life by Scarlett Johansson, was first introduced to the Marvel audience as a Russian spy and antagonist of Iron Man. Recognizing that good always triumphs over evil, she eventually defected to the United States, and became an agent of the spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D as well as a member of the superhero team.
The official rundown of the movie is this:
After everything that happened in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, is trying to adjust to modern life and live quietly in Washington, D.C. But a superhero’s work is never done, and when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes entangled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Captain America joins forces with the Black Widow and tries to expose the ever-widening conspiracy all while fighting off professional assassins sent to kill him. When the big picture comes into focus, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of Falcon. Soon enough though, they find themselves up against the Winter Soldier.
Check out this latest clip from “Captain America: Winter Soldier”
Will Captain America and The Black Widow, along with The Falcon be able to save the world from The Winter Soldier and annihilation? And is there more than meets the eye between our beloved Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff? Only time will tell. In the meantime join in the conversation with other Captain America and Marvel fans by going to Facebook and Twitter and Like Captain America on Facebook: Captain America Movie and by Following Captain America on Twitter: @CaptainAmerica
See CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER in theaters everywhere on APRIL 4TH!
Gayle is a lifelong educator by day and avid blogger by night and is the owner and cofounder of the Disney Gals, one of the most popular Disney blogs around! Proud mommy to 5, Grammy to 4 she is blessed to share her life with amazing family and friends who encourage her to chase her dreams no matter where they may lead. When not in the classroom, she can be found following her son as he dances his way through life, or working with young performers in free nationally recognized after school children’s theater program that she founded 13 years ago. On any given day you will find Gayle skipping her way through life with a giggle and a smile knowing that today is meant to be lived and enjoyed. To learn more about Gayle, click here.