The wait is over, Captain America Winter Soldier is in theaters worldwide. I have been a huge fan of Captain Rogers, and after screening Captain America The Winter Soldier I believe it will be box office hit. This heart pounding adventure is jammed packed of close combat fighting, high flying action, and an occational running through walls. In this post I want to share with you 7 Fun Facts About Captain America The Winter Soldier and what I thought about the movie.
- The Winter Soldier character, played by Sebastian Stan in the film, was created for Marvel comics by Ed Brubaker in 2005. Though the character of Bucky Barnes existed previously in the Captain America comic books, he was killed off in WWII and not resurrected until Brubaker brought him back as the Winter Soldier.
- For the scenes in the film that took place on the ship Lumerian Star, the filmmakers used the Sea Launch Commander, docked in Long Beach, Calif. Although there were space challenges involved to choreograph complex fight sequences in the tight spaces of a real ship, the filmmakers were happy to be able to further ground the film in reality by using an existing vessel.
- In Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” fans will get to see multiples of the 2.0 version of the helicarrier as well as S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters based in a building called the Triskelion in Washington, D.C. The Triskelion is a newly designed design, state-of- the-art facility that fits seamlessly into the backdrop of Washington.
- Chris Evans truly had mixed martial arts training for Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” as the fighting techniques he employed in the film were a mixture of Parkour, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, karate and boxing. The filmmakers believed that bringing Steve Rogers into the modern day also meant that he had studied and mastered modern fighting styles and techniques.
- The Elevator Fight was the first fight sequence shot for the film. It featured Brock Rumlow and ten guys in a crowded elevator with Captain America. The challenge was how much choreography could the filmmakers squeeze into a very small space. Realizing that Steve Rogers would have to be on the defensive, the stunt 2 coordinators let Chris Evans use his hands and feet in close quarters until he gets a bit more room to use his fighting techniques and do some serious damage.
- In Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Captain America gets a new “stealth” suit—a navy blue, utilitarian-looking suit that moves fluidly. Since Captain America is working in special ops in the new film, it was only logical that he would not be wearing a target on his chest when on clandestine missions. So the filmmakers opted for a suit that would have texture and look more real world with a Kevlar-based ballistic component that would protect Captain America but at the same time function like a military uniform.
- Anthony Mackie did quite a bit of wirework flying as Falcon. The stunt coordinators would fly him 70 feet up in the air and land him precisely on a little tape mark so he could walk right out of the wires and into the scene. Luckily for all involved, Mackie is athletic and highly coordinated, which made everyone’s job easier.
Captain America The Winter Soldier Review
This may be the best entry in the Marvel Studios catalog since Iron Man. The action sequences are among the best Marvel has ever produced, the brothers Russo really seem to understand the physics of Cap and his shield and put him to work. Meanwhile, the teamwork between Cap, Black Widow, and new sidekick Sam Wilson, a/k/a, The Falcon (Anthony Mackie) provides something needed. By the end film you are wanting more action for the Winter Soldier!
I highly recommend you go see Captain America The Winter Soldier in theaters ASAP.
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