Captain America The Winter Soldier Film Analysis

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Marvel Studios continues to be one of the leading action and drama filmmaking companies. With the power to make superheroes “global powerhouse franchises” (Hughes), Marvel has seen its movie production expand into a billion dollar business. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rodgers, a.k.a Captain America, resides in Washington D.C. and attempts to adjust to life in the 21st century while working as an agent for S.H.I.E.L.D. When his director and friend, Nick Fury, is attacked and left to die, Rodgers embarks on a mission to discover the assailant, the Winter Soldier, and expose the conspiracy surrounding S.H.I.E.L.D’s compromising. In the end, Rodger’s stops The Hydra, an undercover and traitorous force that threatened to overtake S.H.I.E.L.D with a…show more content…
Hughes utilizes attention-grabbing adjectives when describing the film to successfully entice and persuade the reader to watch it. His choice of words including “grand ride” and “espionage thriller” portray Hughes’ positive opinion of the movie and draw the reader in. In addition, Hughes’ diction contributes to the positive tone readers sense, in part because of his opinion of the movie. On the other hand, Mendelson’s negative outlook towards the film provides diction and tone with a dissenting connotation. “What we have is a deeply problematic film with much to recommend despite itself. In the broad scheme of things, this is a clear example of how Marvel’s choice to make every film “big” can hurt a given entry, as well as limit its ability to successfully tell smaller and/or more personal stories on the big screen,” he explains as he summarizes the film. His negative opinion of the film displayed in this statement is observed with his word choices, including “problematic” “hurt” and “limit,” that provide a critical

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