Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Directed By – Anthony Russo & Joe Russo

Screenplay By – Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely

Cinematography By – Trent Opaloch

Starring Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson & Robert Redford

136 min.

I fucking hate Marvel because of how big a sucker I am for them. But actually Winter Soldier is a fantastic movie and anyone who doesn’t like this movie doesn’t like fun.

Really what I’ve come to terms with is, what other kind of movies is Marvel, a comic book company, going to make besides comic book movies? Exactly. That’s why I am no longer going to hold a grudge against the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I do hate how they have changed Hollywood. The studios suck. They now all want to be Marvel, but Marvel is a comic book company. They manufacture superheroes. Which is fine, because that is what they do. But the studios have an obligation to their audience to give them new and original content and until the audiences start demanding this we will continue to get regurgitated crap because the studios feel they have to compete against Marvel’s stage 2, 3, 4…

Think long and hard about when the last time you saw an adventure movie that had original characters. Not based off of a comic book or a book, but truly original to the big screen. It is depressing how unoriginal our movies have become and I’m sick of it.

Now going back to Marvel and The Winter Soldier, Marvel doesn’t have this obligation to make new content, to create new characters, because this is their first big stand in movies.

The Winter Soldier is a badass film and one of the better Marvel movies to date. I am excited for the Marvel Cinematic Universe but studios need to realize that they are m-o-v-i-e studios that are only limited by imagination and their courage to support new content. The only reason there are movies like Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones to make sequels and reboots out of is because someone at a large studio green lit these original stories. Marvel also needs to encourage studios to produce new content because if the only movies that come out of Hollywood are sequels, reboots, and superheroes than the rush to go see Marvel’s products will decrease as the viewing public will eventually turn on this unoriginal unimaginative bullshit.

God Bless America