Old comic made modern

Megan Helfers and lakecentralnews

Entertainment has modernized over time.  Captain America, once known through comic books, has now been brought to the big screen.  The movie focuses on Captain America’s internal struggles of whether his work is meaningful and ethical.  S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division)has become controlled by the politicians.

Nick Fury, the ex-head of S.H.I.E.L.D., has both lost Captain America’s trust and his own ability to lead.  Worse yet, Hydra, Captain America’s sworn enemy, who he thought died along with the Red Skull, is not only still in effect, but is present in the United States.  Steve Rogers (Captain America) has teamed up with long-time trusted ally, the Black Widow (Natasha Romanova) and a new addition to his team, the Falcon (Samuel Wilson).

Together they are working outside the supervision of S.H.I.E.L.D. to determine who is heading Hydra and and the extent of their presence in the USA.  Through their investigation, they discover Hydra’s newest mursonary…The Winter Soldier.

Steve Rodgers has several encounters with the Winter Soldier before he makes a most disturbing discovery. The Winter Soldier in none other than the best friend he thought he lost from the first movie, Sargent James Barnes (Bucky).

The movie did an excellent job tying into the storyline of the first movie and leading into the next sequel.  The introduction of new characters and storylines creates great anticipation for the next movie.  I felt like the movie met all my expectations and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys either action movies, like Iron Man, or comic remakes.