Considering Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier's" box office haul, it's probably safe to assume that you know just how action-packed the latest Marvel movie epic really is.
If you haven't seen the film yet, you might want to stop reading this and get get your tickets now for a theater near you as soon as possible! Really, the same goes for all of you that have seen it, too. This movie packs in more detail than any previous Marvel movie, and its intricate plot and nuanced character moments make it more than worthy of multiple viewings. But that's not what we're here to talk about. We're here to talk about the fights--and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has a lot of emotionally charged and pivotal fight scenes. Here are just a handful of them--or should we say "fistful"?
Captain America vs. Batroc
The first fight scene of the movie expertly shows off Cap's new fighting technique. He's no longer simply a straightforward fighter; now he's a precise force of nature. After dealing with a half-dozen pirates, Cap takes on Batroc, the mercenary that always puts his best foot forward--usually through his opponent's skull. Watch this fight again and Marvel at the finishing move Steve Rogers lays on the French-speaking foe.
Nick Fury's Car vs. Hydra's Cars
The film reveals that no holds are barred when Nick Fury goes up against a squadron of Hydra agents posing as police officers; this isn't just a car chase scene, it's a car fight scene. Fury maneuvers his bullet-riddled SUV like a weapon, knocking agents through bus stop windows and sending enemy combatants crashing into oncoming traffic. Watch this scene again just to see the incredibly close quarters gunplay that takes place in Fury's driver's seat.
Captain America vs. a Crowded Elevator
There's a reason this scene's been at the forefront of a lot of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier's" promotion: it's awesome. It also perfectly displays both how skilled and human a fighter Cap really is. Sure he takes out three or four guys immediately, but the genuine pain he feels when he gets super-tasered in the stomach only humanizes this super human. We have to agree with Cap--this fight does feel personal. Watch this one again just to count how many Hydra agents Steve disables within the first five seconds of the fight.
Black Widow vs. Winter Soldier
When these two deadly and efficient super spies go head to head, it's really hard to tell which one's the cat and which one's the mouse. As their skirmish plays out over the course of an intense highway action scene, we see a lot of Black Widow's tricks put to use. She gets to use both her Widow's Line and taser discs in the sequence, but the entire fight--and the rest of the movie--wouldn't have happened had the Winter Soldier not been wearing his goggles. Watch this scene again, and notice how the very first shot Natasha fires hits the Soldier directly in the eye.
Captain America vs. Winter Soldier
The entire adventure concludes with a heartbreaking clash of the super soldiers, as Steve Rogers goes up against his brainwashed best friend Bucky Barnes. The two move with a familial similarity, which highlights their former kinship and shows just how far the two have strayed from each other. In a fight this personal and this intense, we know that Cap's internal pain definitely trumps the multiple gunshot wounds he suffers. Watch this fight again and pay attention to Bucky's eyes, as they push through years of manipulation only to become horrified by the truth.
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