- Last Updated: Wednesday, 10 September 2014 19:28
- Written by Lupe R Haas
Chris Evans returns in the blockbuster chapter in the Captain America series along with Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson reprising the Marvel characters and Sebastian Stan resurrecting as Captain America’s nemesis. Anthony Mackie joins the action as the Falcon as well as screen veteran Robert Redford.
It’s been four months since CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER opened in movie theaters, and went on to become the highest-grossing film of 2014 until “Guardians of the Galaxy” surpassed it recently. Watching the movie again on Blu-ray reminded this viewer why it was a hit. While the first film was enjoyable, the sequel seemed more relevant with action that’s brutal and raw. It’s a tougher Captain America whose adapted to his environment and improved his fighting skills. It’s also a darker story in that Captain America is now an enemy of the state as he fights against an government agency - S.H.I.E.L.D. Read more of our review.
Luckily the movie is that good that you forgive the weak bonus features. Frankly I got through the extras in 20 minutes. What they have is interesting, but you want to see more. The gag reel is pretty hilarious but short. The three featurettes provide great behind-the-scenes how to’s especially the “On The Front Line” featurette which takes you behind the stunt work. The deleted scenes are extended scenes which seem miscellaneous except for one that features Black Widow and Nick Fury. In that extra, you get more information about the bond between both characters.
So the bonus extras are nothing to write home about but CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Blu-ray and/or DVD is certainly worth having in your movie collection.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER is also now available on On-Demand, Digital 3D, Digital HD and on a 3D Combo Pack.