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There is a lot of positive buzz for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Chris Evans' third outing as the eponymous hero; if some of the early reactions are to be believed, this is possibly Marvel's best standalone movie to date. Feature a three-pronged attack team of Captain America, Black Widow and Falcon, the Russo brothers film introduces a new nemesis and will test Steve Rogers' espionage skills as well as his ability to throw a shield really, really hard.
There are still over two weeks left to wait before Captain America: The Winter Soldier arrives in theaters, and Marvel seems pretty confident in its chances for success. So confident, in fact, that the studio has released the first ten minutes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier online, no doubt believing that after seeing those first ten minutes people will be desperate to find out what happens next.
The word "bromance" is probably starting to become a little over-used, but it's hard to think of a more accurate way to describe the way that Captain America: The Winter Soldier kicks off, with Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson bonding over their exercise regime and their distrust of soft beds. From the very beginning the movie has quite a grounded feel, and even when the action does get going (it doesn't take long), it's far more akin to a spy thriller than a superhero movie... aside from Cap's super-strength and speed, of course.
The scene of Captain America and the team taking on the hijacked ship was already partially shown in a four-minute preview for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but with the new footage it's already possible to catch glimpses of a budding antagonism between Steve and SHIELD as he is told that their ship was trespassing and responds, "I'm getting a little tired of being Fury's janitor."
Tell us in the comments if you're impressed by this opening 10 minutes - unless of course you were able to resist the temptation to watch the video. If that's the case than you have stronger will power than we do.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier arrives in theaters on April 4, 2014.
Source: Marvel Studios (via CBM)