Sunday Roundup – Captain America: Winter Soldier Reviews

We haven’t talked about movies here in a while, so lets do that now. I’m way behind on movies, and haven’t seen most of the newer Marvel films.

I kind of wrote them off after the First Captain America and Thor movies, and the last Iron Man. I thought all those movies were ok, but they didn’t grab me enough to make me spend more time and money on Marvel, because I have precious little of both. I figured I’d wait to see them on cable or borrow a DVD. The things I’m hearing about Captain America: Winter Soldier are making me re-think that decision. Here’s the UK trailer; it’s the coolest one I’ve seen:

Here are three good examples of what I mean, with varying levels of spoilers. I’m hearing things like this in offline conversations, too. People I know who follow the Marvel movies are telling me that even if it’s not quite the best so far, it’s one of the best, and so good as to be re-watchable.

Hannah of Things Matter discusses both the quality of the movie and its inclusion of female characters in a low-spoiler review.

Therefore I Geek has many more spoilers, but gives the movie 5 out of 5 Death Stars, which is high praise indeed.

Lady Geek Girl and Friends includes even more spoilers, but has a fabulous discussion of character development in this movie and talks about what it means for the future of the Marvel movies.

(Thanks, Hannah, for recommending LGG&F to me!).

Here’s the second U.S. trailer. It includes some of the same footage from the one above, but I find the differences in the two interesting.

5 thoughts on “Sunday Roundup – Captain America: Winter Soldier Reviews

  1. Thanks for the link, and glad I could send you to LGG&F! Their posts always give me pause for thought.

    Those trailers are very interesting indeed. As I mentioned in my review, the promotion for the movie makes a big deal out of the Winter Soldier, (purposefully) distracting the audience from the ethical discussion they’re about to experience. What I didn’t realize was that the UK trailer doesn’t do that… It’s much more accurate to the tone of the movie, in my opinion. The US trailer has a lot more of a “generic action movie” feel to it and makes it look like Cap’s on some kind of Individualistic Crusade of FREEDOM or whatever. The UK trailer takes up the thesis of the movie, not just the fact that action happens in it. Of course I’d want to see all the trailers from various countries to draw hard conclusions, but it’s very interesting indeed.

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  2. Wow, that’s interesting. I missed this comment the first time around. Just came and found it because a friend of mine liked it, and it’s so deep in the archive I had to come back to the post.

    I think it’s a marketing strategy you’re identifying there. They’re selling the crusade of freedom to the U.S., and the nuances to the U.K. And yes, it IS interesting. I’d love to have a trailer from a third country to compare them to.


    • Well, I saw you like the comment, but I came back over to look at the reviews again because I forgot what I/everybody said, and WordPress never told me you actually replied to the comment. Hopefully this one makes it to you.

      Here’s the German trailer:

      I don’t know if any of the words have been dubbed differently, but if the scenes are indeed the same, I’d say the whole center of that trailer is Cap’s line “This isn’t freedom, this is fear.” It’s actually extremely similar to the US trailer though, so it’s possible they just dubbed it over without purposefully choosing the scenes featured.


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