Mitchell Stein- In quite possibly what is the most brilliant Marvel movie yet to date, Captain America returns to the big screen, in an unbelievable nail-biting adventure that keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. It’s intelligent story keeps the movie fast-paced and suspenseful, and the characters that fill it are all incredibly enjoyable to watch move the story along. Marvel has yet created another masterpiece and set Anthony and Joe Russo to direct it. Major kudos go out to Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely for giving it such an entertaining and suspenseful story, being far more than just “your average comic book movie”, but rather a political spy thriller, but with the same action and excitement you’d expect from Marvel.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a major game-changer for the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, preparing us for what’s to come in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and by the looks of it so far, we’re in for a pretty awesome ride.
Finally, this awesome adventure is available to own on Blu-Ray, so let’s take a quick look at the Blu-Ray release to see if it matches up with the theatrical film.
Most notably, there’s On The Front Line: An Inside Look at Captain America’s Battlegrounds which gives insight from the Russo brothers and stunt coordinators at the wonderfully-choreographed battle sequences of the film and some behind-the-scenes looks at how they filmed some of the iconic scenes of the movie.
Along with that, there’s Steve Rogers’ Notebook, which is a short two minute feature about Steve’s notebook, and specifically how the notebook was edited for international versions of the film according to the culture. Also there’s another short delightful feature, On Set With Anthony Mackie: Cut the Check! with Anthony Mackie, a.k.a Falcon, (a.k.a your new favorite Marvel character) and how Mackie has brought life to the character on set, ending off each of his perfect scenes with “Cut the Check!”. I have no idea where Mackie even thought up the idea, but it’s pretty hilarious.
That’s not it though! There’s also an awesome Audio Commentary, four deleted scenes, and a hilarious blooper reel. The deleted scenes are rather short but still perfectly incredible, and the reason it was likely cut was due to the movie’s time duration.
In the end, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a worthy Blu-Ray release, adding fun and exciting bonus features to an already brilliant movie. I very much reccomend you pick up a copy of this fantastic masterpiece.
Blu-Ray Bonus Features: 3.5/5