Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The Star-Spangled Man with a Plan is back for this third outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is the third post-“Avengers film, and marks a change in tone for the superhero universe.

Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is still adjusting to the 21st century and is now operating as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D, alongside Natasha Romanoff (Scarlet Johansson) under the command of Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Rogers is having a tough time adapting to the new post-9/11 world, where security and protection have taken a more offensive tactic, and the necessitation of more discreet and covert operations that don’t fit the Captains straight and narrow ideals.Cap and Winter Continue reading “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

The fifth film in a series of adaptations of the “Jack Ryan” series of characters by Tom Clancy hit theatres on January 17, 2014. Following in the footsteps of Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck, Chris Pine takes the character on an original mission.

Chris Pine stars as the titular Jack Ryan in the reboot of the series. In an era of origin stories, we have yet another. Ryan is brought forth into the modern post-9/11 era, after observing the attack on the Towers from his economics school in London. Continue reading “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”