This week I went and saw Avengers: Age of Ultron again and with a second viewing comes a second understanding of things. When you know how things play out ahead of time it’s easier to take in some of the subtler points. Additionally, I’ve been reading a lot about the various reactions to the film, the good and bad and everything in between (including the film’s writer/director quitting Twitter – which had nothing to do with reactions to the film but is going to go to my larger point). Now here’s what I’m thinking (and warning, there will be spoilers ahead): Continue reading
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier couldn’t be more “ripped from the headlines” if it were an episode of Law & Order. On top of that, it delivers on most every promise it sets up and it does it without pandering to the audience and providing some pretty good action and enough plot to keep it all going.
In general, the film takes place a little while after the incident in New York, as explained in the Marvel Cinematic Universe production of The Avengers. Here, Cap (Chris Evans) is still adjusting to life in the present day after being frozen for 70 years and trying to understand the world as it is… And that’s actually the point of the whole film.