Friday, April 4, 2014

Cap is Back

I've just been to see Captain America: The Winter Solider (again) and (again) I loved it, but please, please, directors, can we quit with the tight 'n' shaky action sequences? When I come to watch Cap knocking bad guys' heads together, I want to be able to see Cap knocking bad guys' heads together. 

It's a dance; let us see the choreography.  Take Fred Astaire's tried and tested advice that dances should be shot full-bodied (especially when it's a certain superhero's full body - wink, wink, nudge, nudge).  If you hide all the stunts, it makes me think that you don't know what you're doing and so you need to do it off-screen or blurry.  As lovely as Chris Evans' kneecaps and elbows are, I'd like to see a little more than that when he's's just call him The Winter Soldier.

That said, go see it.  It's good.  And stay for (at least) the mid-credits stinger, which is a nice little lead-in to Age of Ultron.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Danica,
    You have our sympathy. Whilst I can't equal your situation, I do have invisible illnesses through multiple injuries to my back over the years that are causing problems now. In particular is the injury to the lower back that causes pressure on the sciatic nerve with obvious results that, despite people telling me I look so fit, walking is painful and slow! I'm also having occasional Physiotherapy for the top of my back, which helps but it seems there is no permanent cure, Been waiting for Royal Brisbane to call me down for a look at my back in the hope they can do something but it is a long wait - over two years now!