Happy Eternity Discussions is the love child of Happy Indulgence and Books for a Delicate Eternity, where Chiara and I discuss and fangirl over movies and other things. Today, Chiara and I discuss Captain America 2: Winter Soldier, Captain America’s cute American pride, and fangirl over James Buckey.
Jeann: So I saw Captain America for the first time the other day, and the following week we watched The Winter Soldier. Don’t shoot me, but I fell asleep in the first movie. I liked how it set up Captain America’s character though, and I kinda liked how he was a nerd to begin with hehe. I guess it was kind of slow paced as origin stories usually are and the old school war setting wasn’t really of interest to me.
The Winter Soldier, however, was AMAZING! Possibly one of the most amazing Marvel Movies I’ve seen of all time! I LOVED the modern setting and Washington DC, my nerd self just couldn’t cope lol. The action, the romance, the setting, actors sooo good! I LOVE THE AVENGERS. What did you think of it?
Chiara: Jeann. Jeann. I don’t know if we can be friends any more.
How could you have fallen asleep in Captain America? HOW? THIS IS NOT HUMANLY POSSIBLE. But for the sake of this discussion, I will try to let it go *takes many deep breaths* *counts to ten*
Okay. Hells yeah baby Steve is pretty much the cutest thing in existence. At least you agreed with that >.>
The Winter Soldier is a fabulous movie. I pride myself on my love of superheroes. I watch all the shows and I see all the movies. Sometimes they’re good, sometimes they’re great. And sometimes that are just OHMYGOSH WHAT IS THIS PIECE OF MASTERY I SEE BEFORE MY EYES?
I can always tell if I really and truly love a movie when I’m sitting in the cinema and I forget where I am. I don’t worry about what I have to do when I leave the cinema. I don’t think about how I’m sitting or what I’m doing. I get completely drawn in by the movie and then when it finishes, it’s kind of like waking up from a dream. The Winter Soldier definitely was one of those movies for me.
Jeann:*whimpers* I was tired and the lights were off. Because it’s dark, I fall asleep in a lot of movies. Especially if it’s at night o_o But you’ll let me off because I said Winter Soldier was ONE OF THE BEST SUPERHERO MOVIES EVER right? 😉
I love superhero movies, they are my favourite. They just instil a sense of wonderment and jaw dropping action, and we all love what they stand for. Although, even now I see people leaving the cinema before the after credits scene and I shake my head going WHHHATT! How could you not know DC/Marvel movies almost always have a cut scene?
Anyway, that being said, I guess out of all the Avengers Captain America was the one I was least interested in, because his powers weren’t that apparent, other than his American pride. But I’m really glad I actually saw both movies, because now I get it! He’s an actual CAPTAIN in the US Army and a super soldier! And his shield is pretty cool too. I had no idea he was from the past!
Winter Soldier was SO fantastic. I felt like poor Captain America was pushed to the side in the Avengers (given the singular task of pushing one button) but here he really shines, and I enjoyed it! People trust him because he’s got no affiliations to anyone else being from the past. I loved how the beginning balanced a bit of his past and how he’s now integrated into SHIELD.
Chiara: There is no excuse! It’s CHRIS EVANS AND SEBASTIAN STAN. Those faces prevent sleeping. I should know *shakes fist at constant fangirling* I may let you off because of this post + your comment about TWS being fabulous. MAYBE.
I love what they stand for, as well. They give me this warm fuzzy feeling and I love that the good guys always win ^.^ YES, YOU STOOPID PEOPLE. And when they wait for the first one, but not the one at the END of the credits *shakes head* You’re not superhero movie pros AT ALL.
Aw, no. I love his American Pride. I think it’s adorable, haha. And he’s ridiculously good looking. I must say he was never one of my all time favourites (looking at YOU Batman and Iron Man), but I do so love him. And yes that shield is badass. I love it.
To be honest, I was not a fan of The Avengers. I thought it could have been so much better 🙁 I know I am practically the only person on Earth who thinks that, though, haha XD I thought the entire storyline of TWS was captivating. I was so immersed in it the whole time. And the feels. THE FEELS.
Jeann:I actually thought Avengers was overrated as well! I mean there was a lot of superhero action, definitely, but the Hulk definitely stole the show. YES THE FEELS WERE AMAZING. Especially where Steve visits his love interest in the first movie and she’s in a hospital bed because she’s now old, oh man. That scene was really powerful and touching to me.
Oh don’t you worry, Sebastian Stan was definitely some great eye candy for me. He looked so badass as a Winter Soldier, but when the mask came off I was like his baby face is kind of ruining the effect lol! When he appeared in the middle of the road, man. I loved him as the villain and glad I did actually watch the first movie so I could know the significance of their friendship first.
Haha yes, the American pride is definitely adorable. I kind of love how it’s over the top like Marvel does. Haha yes, Batman and Iron Man is everyone’s favourite 😀 My favourite scene in CA2 was the elevator one where Steve goes “Before we get started, would anyone like to get off?” that was totally badass. Despite popular opinion, Captain America DOES kick ass! The action here was absolutely mind blowing. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
I really enjoyed Black Widow in the movie as well, and finding out a bit more about Natalia Romanova and her intentions. There needs to be more female avengers but Scarlett Johanssen is awesome and super sexy ^_^ She pulled off the complex, “I’m an avenger but I’m toeing the line between good and evil” thing really well. There were some parts where you didn’t know whether you could trust her, but then she ended up being a great comrade for Steve.
And I am so glad they didn’t end up in a romance, cos that would have been weird! Captain America belongs with someone a bit more low key I think, based on his origins. The Revenge chick and him will be super cute <3 even though there really wasn’t much development in this movie.
Next up….The Fault in Our Stars discussion review on June 11th! WE WILL NOT BE OKAY.