Sunday, April 20, 2014

A conservative hero, Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Today, I watched "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", a newly Marvel Comics movie. Unfortunately, I could not find any cinemas nearby where the 3D version was provided, so I watched the 2D version.

It was a typical Hollywood movie. It contained amazing actions, brave stories, and attractive visions.

The hero, Captain America was working for Nick Fury, the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. But he felt difficult to trust Fury, as he always concealed the core of operations he was engaged. One day, Fury told Captain about a plan S.H.I.E.L.D. was carrying out. It was a computer programmed watchdog. After arguing with Captain, Fury asked Alexander Pierce, a member of the World Security Council, for postponing the launch of the plan. Then, Fury was stabbed by troops, to nearly be dead. His last words to Captain was "Do not trust anyone".

In this film, a watchdog system using a satellite and heuristic analysis upon human behavior. Using it, the government can shoot anyone who has the possibility to become a terrorist. This is symbolic as mirroring of some military technologies. In this film, this watchdog was described as an inappropriate method to maintain the security.

Captain America was born before the WWII. He believes the absolute justice and liberty. Therefore, he cannot accept the way of Fury, since he does not hesitate to choose a dirty means to achieve the final fruit. Captain looks conservative, and it makes him heroic.

"Anyone but Avengers is all enemies" This is a copy promoting this film. The members of Hydra, an evil alliance was the villains. Hydra overcame the S.H.I.E.L.D. To be honest, I felt this plot was not realistic. Hydra was united by the ideology of Nazi Germany. It is nearly impossible that such an outdated thought has survived for several decades in the US. Perhaps, someone intended to utilize the organization for his own purpose, separate from original one.

By the way, Smartphones took some important roles in several scenes. But you know Smartphone is far from perfect. I wondered that there were no bugs in the applications they installed.

Personal Rating: 3 (fair)

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