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Hi again, everyone. Though it's been four days since I saw it, I just wanted to share my thoughts on the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), its ninth installment, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

After being thoroughly disappointed with the last installment of the MCU (Thor: The Dark World), I can gladly say that Winter Soldier more than makes up for it. Even in this age of spoilers easily accessed on the Web, the film surprised me, both thematically (it has great social commentary) and tonally (major The Dark Knight vibe going on). Whereas the previous two Phase 2 films have either not really made any attempt to set up the next Avengers (Iron Man 3, other than brief character interaction) or are readying the epic third part (The Dark World; and soon Guardians of the Galaxy), Winter Soldier single-handedly sets up the reunion of Earth's Mightiest Heroes rather spectacularly, both in how it established their new situation, and in who will be joining their ranks (after credits scenes; some sooner rather than later). Unnecessary humor isn't being shoved in our faces (Iron Man 3 gets a pass due to the nature of Tony Stark's character), and some fine suspense and drama is dished out before us in all its spine-tingly and heart-wrenching glory.

So, if we were to be keeping score on how the Phases have panned out, for me personally, it goes:

Phase I

Iron Man

CA: The First Avenger

The Avengers

Thor & Iron Man 2 (tied)

The Incredible Hulk (not bad by any means, but the poor thing was butchered in editing)

Phase II

CA: The Winter Soldier

Iron Man 3

Thor: The Dark World

I'm hoping Guardians manages to blow me away and make up for the humor fallacies TDW committed. And here's also hoping Age of Ultron at least manages to claim third spot like the original Avengers. If it ends up anything like TWS, I hope they'll be tied. Heck, maybe even Guardians and IM3 could be tied too. 
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Trevor Thomson
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TonyCampagna Apr 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
...Just continuing this ST5 conversaion off Dharama's page.  

I'm not sure in what way or why that this production was rushed, low on funds and had the odd humor aspect. You would think after the success of ST4, they wouldve had the money to industrial light and magic for the SFX. Any any rate, there are many scenes which I love, but it's such a mish mosh.
Good idea. No need to fill her comments with an unrelated topic.

The odd humor always stands out, but I've gotten used to it (it's a Shatner thing). ILM was working on "Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade" whenever they were working on "The Final Frontier", so apparently they couldn't work on both (wouldn't surprise me back then).

Even mish moshes have their moments. ;)
TonyCampagna Apr 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
He tried the humor, it didn't really work. No harm no foul for a one time directorial outing. I heard there were unexpected schedule hassles ILM. Oh well, do what you can I guess.
I thought it "hit" at the right moments on occasion. And yes, he didn't completely muck it up. Yeah, I believe that was the case, so they had to use the talents of a company based in New Jersey, I think?  
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SuperVegito9000 Mar 31, 2014  Student Artist
Long time no see my friend
SuperVegito9000 Mar 31, 2014  Student Artist
Nothing much. Just spent the entire spring break holiday with my mom and am thinking on what story will I will be working on. 
JohnnyFive81 Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for faving the Apostle Landing!
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