Movie of the week: Captain America

PA Photo/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK/2014 Marvel.
PA Photo/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK/2014 Marvel.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (12A, 136 mins)

Action/Sci-Fi/Adventure/Fantasy.

Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan,

Samuel L Jackson, Cobie Smulders.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo.

Past and present collide in Anthony and Joe Russo’s action-packed sequel to the 2011 blockbuster, which continues to expand the sprawling Marvel Comics universe. It addresses timely concerns about unrest in the Middle East and the corruptibility of the political establishment.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a bombastic, big budget extravaganza that’s every bit as entertaining as the opening chapter.