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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:15 am 
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Latest Marvel 'adaptation'. Out now. Trailer here:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLWsK1ZFunA

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:33 pm 
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Saw it on preview. If you are a fan of the previous Marvel films you will love it, if not, there is little new that will change your mind.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:20 am 
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The film is really good fun. First half is probably better, where it's like a superhero version of Bourne/Craig-era Bond/Mission Impossible/'70s paranoid espionage thriller. It even has a decent stab at social commentary-lite with its discussion of post 9/11 America. Also features some excellent fight sequences, probably the best I've seen in a superhero film. Unfortunately the second half of the film sacrifices much of the moral complexity, turning it into a fairly straightforward good vs evil scenario. The ending in particular seemed very much Hollywood wish-fulfillment (although I can't wait to see what impact it has on the Agents of SHIELD TV series).

Still, on an entertainment level the film works and does a good job of finding spotlight moments for a crowded cast. Cobie Smulders is the only one who really comes away shortchanged. Admittedly, a couple of plot points don't really make sense but I enjoyed the film so much that I didn't really care. And certain stuff I expected them to do is being left until the sequel, but this is probably just as well as now they can (hopefully) give those developments some dramatic heft instead of just crowbarring them into the last five minutes of The Winter Soldier. Btw, there are two post-credit sequences. I may use the fact that I missed the second one as an excuse to go watch the film again. Yes, I enjoyed it that much.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:56 pm 
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Seen this, not really impressed but OK.
Two little extras in the credits.


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