Extra Cinema: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (12A)

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Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson

Set two years after The Avengers film, The Winter Soldier opens with Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) acclimatising to life in present day Washington D.C.

In his heroic guise as Captain America, he leads a daring rescue mission at sea, flanked by sexy spy Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) and S.H.I.E.L.D.’s counter-terrorism unit.

Soon after, Nick Fury escorts Rogers into the bowels of the agency’s headquarters, which houses three state-of-the-art heli-carriers.

These aerial warships, codenamed Project Insight, will extinguish threats to global peace from the skies, killing terrorists before they have a chance to strike.

It poses a questionAlexander Pierce (Redford), a senior member of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the World Security Council, echoes Fury’s concerns about pre-emptive strikes.

Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen 
McFeely are duty bound to deliver a miasma of explosive thrills — and they don’t disappoint.

Rating: 8/10