MCU in Review Issue No. 8: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014)

Don’t look now, but Devin and Teddy are about to pass your on your left as they dash into this episode of MCU in Review. That’s right, after the abyss of Thor: The Dark World, our fearless hosts have risen from the depths of disappointment to achieve the heights of triumph through the majesty of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). 

A movie high in contention for the top of both Devin and Teddy’s “Best of the MCU Lists,” Captain America: The Winter Soldier injects Phase II with all manner of kinetic and creative energy. In one of their longest “Gems” sections to date, Teddy and Devin dissect why the cinematic lineage of conspiracy thrillers, characters new and old, full-throttle action, and a major dose of Sebastian Stan lead this film to, as the kids say, slap. Even when the “PFR Edit” divulges a handful of notable flaws, the sum total of this episode is a celebration of a true MCU achievement. 

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