Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review

The Walt Disney Company announces that their latest release, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, has emerged as the highest grossing film for the month of April. The film raked in $96.2 million in its opening weekend.

Overseas, the weekend box office collections was about $107.1 million. Captain America outperformed the estimated box office collections of its prequel ($65 million, 2011).

If you haven’t seen the movie— I recommend seeing it in IMAX or 3D. There’s no way that seeing the movie in regular screen will honor Captain America and give the movie justice.


Captain America had a new suit that was darker and seemed more fitting for Chris Evans and he looked a lot buffer than he did in the Avengers, which is exactly what I kept thinking in Avengers (he looked a bit scrawny looking). The movie was wonderful with lots of action that was not gory like the good old days of pure fighting and action-filled scenes.
The first scene establishes Captain America running like a soldier in training and he passes up a veteran who is Sam Wilson aka Falcon (played by Anthony Mackie). They hit it off great and seems like they have become instantly friends.

Captain America and Black Widow are called for an assignment establishing that they are working for S.H.I.E.L.D. and are sent to take care of some pirates on board a ship with S.H.I.E.L.D. agents being held hostages. The scene fight is spectacular and the use of the well known Captain America shield is remarkable since Disney has to capture the strength of the shield and the boomerang effect it has when thrown.

Captain America finds out that Black Widow has her own hidden assignments within the assigning with Captain America and this makes Captain question Nick Fury.

Captain America and his compatriots find themselves fighting against the Winter Soldier (played by Sebastian Stan). It is later in the movie that we discover that this new enemy is actually Steve Rogers or Captain America’s long time friend, Bucky Barnes, who was believed to have died during the war. He was brainwashed to just be a killing machine. However, the Winter Soldier is not the main antagonist and I will just have to let you watch the movie to find out the real enemy. 😉

Captain America reminds people of a naive individual where they want to trust someone and have a friend, but sometimes a close friend can hurt you or you may not even really know who they are in the first place.  I’m sure everyone has had that happen, even I have had it happen to me.

Captain America symbolizes that hope that people are not so bad and can be a trustworthy friend. I do hope that one day the world wouldn’t be so cold and perhapd, that is what Nick Fury and Black Widow represent, a change from lies and secrecy to a true friend.

The movie is filled with twists and turns, but it is amazingly put together. I did hope they would’ve put Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth) hidden in the movie like how Captain America was added in Thor: The Dark World, but you can’t always get what you want.

Overall, I give Captain America a 4 out of 5 Mickeys. It is alot better than the first Captain America, but not as quite as legendary as Avengers.

MickeyRatingScaleHave you seen the movie? What are your thoughts? Comment below…


Iron Man Experience a Marvel Thrill Ride Opening in 2016

Disney announced the addition of the world’s first Marvel-themed thrill ride at their Hong Kong park. Disney hopes that The Iron Man Experience will boost attendance at the park, which actually lost hundreds of millions of dollars since their 2005 opening.

iron-man-experience-hong-kong“It’s important for us to have a story for our Hong Kong guests, a little bit of bragging rights that they have something that nobody else has,” said Bill Ernest, the president of Disney’s theme parks in Asia.

The ride is set to open in late 2016, the $100 million attraction adds more to the Hong Kong park. “Iron Man 3” took in $121.2 million in China this year. The related “Avengers” movie took in $84.1 million.

iron-man-experience-poster.jpg~originalDisney did not give a whole lot of details on the planned Iron Man ride, but only said that guests will take flight with Iron Man as he fights alien invaders across the streets and skyline of Hong Kong. So I guess we’ll just have to wait and see…

My guess is with the new Iron Man Experience new foods will come out parallel to Iron Man. Anyone up for some Shawarma?

Disney’s Cruise Magic gets Marvel-ous Makeover.

Who said I wasn’t Marvel crazy? lol I’m so excited about the new Iron Man 3 coming out and now Disney’s oldest cruise ship that started back in 1998 is getting a Marvel makeover and even more!

(Photo: Disney Cruise Line)

There’s going to be a new Magic ride, called AquaDunk, which is a waterslide three decks high that sends riders on a drop through a translucent tube that extends 20 feet over the side of the ship. A water playground and pool called AquaLab will be added and a splash zone for infants and toddlers, using Donald Duck’s fun loving nephews as a character theme.

Now, the best part is the new Marvel’s Avengers Academy designed for both boys and girls to inspire them to become superhero recruits and go on missions for the academy– the academy will use characters from the Marvel brand and feature games, programming, and equipment seen from superhero films.

Marvel’s Avengers Academy (Photo: Disney Cruise Line)

Disney’s newest ships, the Dream and Fantasy have play areas called Andy’s Room themed on “Toy Story,” and the Magic will get one too, with oversized furniture, a human-sized Mr. Potato Head and a Slinky slide..

Stateroom changes will allow storage underneath beds and bedrooms can be closed off from the rest of the cabin. A new piano lounge and a new Irish pub and sports bar will be added. A Brazil-themed family dining area called Carioca’s will replace a Caribbean-themed restaurant called Parrot Cay. Animator’s Palate restaurant is also getting a technological revamp.

Animator’s Palate restaurant makeover plan for Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic (Photo: Disney Cruise Line)

Disney Aquired Marvel, Now Lucasfilm, what’s Next?

What’s next you ask?

Well I’ll have to say Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment in 2009 and made amazing movies like Ironman, Captain America, Thor, and the Avengers. On October 30, 2012 Disney bought Lucasfilm, which might not be such a bad idea besides Disney was able to turn Marvel around, so I’m not sure what the big fuss is… Lucasfilm will have a lot more resources to use and Disney already has an affiliation with their Star Wars franchise through their Disney attraction– Star Tours.

Here is a video that explains why George Lucas handed the reins over to Disney and I think he’s right.

but that’s not all the Disney wants.. Rumor has it, they might take Hasbro too. Buying Hasbro won’t guarantee Disney rights to Transformers but would acquire the right to plenty of toy rights like Monopoly, GI Joe, even Hungry Hippos.

Hasbro is also the primary retailer for Star Wars action figures and merchandise. So this rumor might be true after all.