Last night I watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is still the peak example of MCU brilliance to this day. This movie is legendarily good, taking a simple plot and elevating it to oh-my-goodness-that-was-so-good status. And yet, as I was watching the movie, I noticed something quite surprising.
When Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff have their audience with computerized Zemo and he delivers his evil villain speech he says these words: “The war taught us much. After the war, S.H.I.E.L.D was founded and I was recruited. The new HYDRA grew. A beautiful parasite inside S.H.I.E.L.D. For 70 years HYDRA has been secretly feeding crisis, reaping war, and when history did not cooperate, history was changed. Accidents will happen. HYDRA created a world so chaotic that humanity is finally ready to sacrifice its freedom to gain its security. Once a purification process is complete, Hydra’s NEW WORLD ORDER will arise.”
Netflix continues to try to make very good original movies on their streaming platforms and this film had all the recipes for success. It was directed by the Russo Brothers. Yeah, those guys who brought Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame to life. The writers were Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the same writers who also brought Infinity War and Endgame to the big screen in resounding fashion while also writing one of the best political action thrillers ever made, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And it starred Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, two actors who have had their fair share of successful movies and memorable performances.
So how did something that seemed so perfect go so wrong? Honestly, I’m not quite sure.
If you’re a Marvel fan this past weekend was utterly stupendous. On Friday we got more news about their animated projects and on Saturday Kevin Feige brought down the house with a mind-blowing slate of titles, thus revealing the end of the road that so many people have been asking for. So, with no further delay, let’s talk about all of this fascinating stuff, starting with the animated series.
I am Groot
In a few weeks, we’ll be getting an original series with five shorts featuring Baby Groot being, well, cute.
Last night was a packed night for Marvel fans. I’m talking jaw-dropping stuff. From new trailers and exciting title drops to exciting cast announcements and confirmations. And while there is MUCH to talk about thanks to all that mind-blowing news for now I will focus on the two trailers that were released online last night. Enjoy!
Ignore the CGi because it obviously looks wonky in some areas but I’m not focusing on that, this show looks fun as heck.