Went to the theaters last night, 'cause my theater has this cool program where all normal showing of movies (No 3D or D-Box seats) are only five bucks. So since I'm always low on cash, I love Five dollar Tuesdays. Anyway, I got delayed by some unforeseen circumstances and got late start, so when I got there the 7-o'clock showing was sold out. I ended up just getting a ticket to the 8-o'clock showing, and just sat in my theater chair for an hour. Guh, time seemed to draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag on. The whole time I was just getting more and more excited for this thing to start. Finally the screen extended and they began to play some trailers - Maleficent, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Lucy. The first two, I'm so down for, and Lucy looks interesting, if just through the entire trailer I didn't mind Scarlett Johansson one single bit. Which new for me, because generally she bugs me - even if I have no plausible reason for my dislike of her. Maybe it's just that she has a romance subplot with "Melty-Face" in the Marvel movies. (I know, I'm shallow.) Well, when those trailers ended I settled down for the movie I've been waiting to see since I heard rumors of its production. I know you hoped I was done rambling but I'm not quite.
I've never been one for comic books, probably because I never have money to spend on them to keep current, but I did happen to pick up a rather thick book at my local library that compiled a huge chunk of the Winter Soldier comics. I fell in love pretty much instantly. I've always loved Cold War era espionage tales, and the Winter Soldier comics had everything I could want, conspiracy, not knowing who to trust, black ops, brain washing, and augmentations - Everything. So once I heard about this movie, I was excited as all get out. Flash forward back to me in my theater seat, sporting a Captain America shirt reveling in the darkened theater as the movie began to roll.
Non-spoiler version of my though on the movie -
It exceeded all my expectations. It was positively fantabulous in every sense of the word.
Spoiler version -
So in closing, go see this movie. It's great.