“I can’t believe it!” Peter smiled. “I’m going back to earth!” He cheered. Gamora playfully rolled her eyes. “I am groot.” Groot smiled. “Calm down Quill, you’re givin me a headache.” Rocket groaned. “Let him, Rocket. He hasn’t been on Earth in like 30 years.” You told him.
“What’s it like?” Peter asked you. “as you recall, I haven’t been on Earth in 3 years. A lot can change in three years.” You told him.
You were an Avenger and worked for S.H.I.E.L.D in the science department. They were planning on a space exploration after the battle of New York, which you volunteered.
The shuttle malfunctioned, and your crew died, and you would have too if not for the Guardian, and for three years you’ve been fighting with them, protecting the galaxy.
“Alright, we’re close enough for you to make contact with them.” Gamora told you. “Great, Rocket did you finish the device?” You asked him and he scoffed. “ “Course I finished it.”
You turned it on and there was just static. “Are you sure you did fuck up?” You asked Rocket. “Why you lil-” He was going to ran towards you, but Peter held him back. “Let me go.” Rocket said.
“Hello?” You heard someone say over the radio. “Hello? Is this S.H.I.E.L.D?” You asked. “Who is this?” The man asked. “Y/N. Y/N Stark.” You said. “That’s not possible. She died in the shuttle.” The man said.
“Well, clearly I didn’t. Who is this?” You asked. Static. You groaned, “Let’s land this.” You told Peter. “You sure? Won’t they think we’re Aliens and shoot us down?” Peter asked you.
“No, the worst they would do is take us to S.H.I.E.L.D.” You said and he walked to the cockpit. “Give me the coordinates.” Peter told you. You handed him a piece of paper with the coordinates to the Stark Tower.
Peter flew the Milano to the coordinates, gaining attention as you entered the atmosphere. When you arrived, Peter landed the Milano on the roof. “I should go out first.” You said. “Be careful.” Peter told you and gave you a kiss.
“I’m right behind ya.” Rocket said, pulling out his biggest gun. You opened the door, and there were Iron Man suits surrounding the Milano. You put your hands up, while Rocket blew them up.
“Dude! Not now!” You said, and gave him a little kick. “Fine.” He groaned, setting his gun down. “Tony?” You asked. “it’s me, Y/N.” You told the suits. One of them opened, and Tony walked out.
“Y/N?” He asked. “You’re alive?” He asked, then ran towards you and pulled you into a hug. “We thought you died.” He said. “Yeah, I tried contacting S.H.I.E.LD but nothing worked.” You said.
“S.H.I.E.L.D is gone.” He told you. You pulled away from the hug, “What do you mean gone?” You asked. “Last year Cap and Natasha found out that Hydra infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D since the beginning.” He told you.
“Anyway, who’s this little guy?” Tony asked as he petted Rocket. “I wouldn’t do that.” You said, “Get your filthy paws off of me.” Rocket said and pushed Tony’s hands off of him. "What the fuck it that?“ Tony asked in shock.
"His name is Rocket.” you said. “Peter, Gamora, Drax, Groot, come on out.” You shouted. Drax was the first to come out, Gamora followed behind him and Peter came out with groot in his hands.
“Who are these guys?” Tony asked. “We should get the team, cause I don’t want to explain it more than once.” You told him. “Yeah, okay.” Tony nodded.
The Avengers stood there, in shock as The Guardians walked in. “Alright so. These guys saved me from the shuttle. Her name is Gamora, that is Drax, this is Rocket. This is Groot and that’s my boyfriend Peter.” You told them. “You named a plant?” Clint laughed.
“I am Groot.” Groot smiled and moved his arms. Clint shut up, and his eye widened. “So, you have a talking Raccoon and a talking plant…great.” Clint said. “Don’t call him a raccoon. ” You told him.
“Hi, Peter. Nice to meet you.” Peter smiled and looked around the Tower. “So what do we call you guys?” Steve asked. “They’re called The Guardians of the Galaxy.” You told him.
“Nice to meet you. Name’s Hawkeye.” Clint said. “Why?” Drax asked. “Because I’ve got an eye like a hawk.” Clint told him. “That doesn’t seem pleasant."Drax told him.
"I just gotta ask, where did you get that ship?” Tony asked. “Long story…I stole it.” Peter said. “I’m kidding, I stole stuff to buy it.” Peter said. “Y/N, you should get checked. Three years in space can’t be good for a human.” Natasha told you.
“I feel fine, just tired.” You said. “I still have your room." Tony said. "Great, we’ll need four more.” Peter said, and kissed your cheek. “You’re not sleeping in the same room as my sister.” Tony told him.
“What you got against the two love birds, old man?” Rocket asked. “Old man?” Tony said. “I smell liquor.” Rocket said then walked away. Pete set Groot on the table, and groot grew to his full size, which surprised The Avengers.
Groot then walked over to Steve and Tony, and pulled them into a tight hug. “I am Groot.” He said. “We know, big ma…tree.” Tony said. “That’s all he can say.” Rocket said as he walked back with two bottles of scotch.
Summary: (Y/N) is a S.H.I.E.LD agent who in a recent mission lost her hand. She is very insecure about it and gets frustrated over the little things she can no longer do. Bucky sees her displeasure, in a random act of kindness he teaches her that it’s ok to have a prosthetic limb.
Characters: Bucky Barnes x Reader
Meanings: (Y/N)= Your name
(Y/L/N)= Your last name
Warnings: Sadness, talk of self hatred, arguing, mentions of torture and violence but fluff along the way
‘Come on, just grab it, your ID is right there!’
Fumbling around in my bag, I could feel the line of people behind me growing as they impatiently waited for me to pick up my S.H.I.E.L.D ID card. I still wasn’t used to this. My left had was no longer there. For now there was just a stump until S.H.I.E.L.D finished making my robotic one.
“Do you need some help ma'am?” the security guard asked me.
Giving up, I shamefully nodded. He grabbed it for me, scanning it before giving it back. As soon as I took it, I sprinted towards the elavator, not wanting to face the embarrassment. This was my first day back after the mission that got my left hand cut off. I wanted everything back to normal, this was the way to do it. Stepping off on my floor, I rushed to my office, collapsing into my desk chair.
'Just get on with your work, it will all be fine soon.’
To log into my computer I had to scan my fingerprint. Subconsciously I reached out with my left arm, only to pull it back when I realised I couldn’t use it. Sighing, I placed my right thumb on the scanner, watching as the computer screen loaded. I was like a secretary, filing things and documenting them. This meant I had a very high level here. I had access to a lot of important information, hence why I was kidnapped and tortured by HYDRA.
'Let’s start with typing up the minutes from those meetings, something nice and easy.’
Setting up everything was fine until came to typing, I was stuck. Of course I could still use my right hand to type but it was going to take even longer to get all my work done. One of the advantages I had was typing quickly and efficiently (exciting, I know). What was I supposed to do now?
'What about writing? I could just write stuff down instead.’
Again, without thinking I reached for a pen with my writing hand which happened to not be there anymore. That was the point where I wanted to break down, scream and trash the place. I probably couldn’t even do that properly.
“Agent (Y/L/N),” Fury’s voice came through in the phone,“I need you to bring me the files on the HYDRA agents we captured last week. Another agent placed them in the filing room but I need you to retrieve them.”
I answered immediately.“Yes sir, I’ll be there right away.”
Yes I still had my right hand and the rest of my left arm, however it was still incredibly difficult adjusting to it. People don’t realize how much we rely on hands, I think if I even lost a finger I would be disoriented. Luckily I was able to grab the files, without much hassle before heading to Fury’s office. Knocking on the floor with my foot, I heard him call me in but I then had the problem opening the door as my hand was preoccupied. It startled me when the door opened, revealing Steve Rogers behind it.
I blushed harshly as I walked in.“Thank you.”
Walking to Fury’s desk I spotted Bucky Barnes sat in a seat also. This was embarrassing, I hated people I didn’t know seeing my non-existent hand. As I placed the folders on Fury’s desk, I caught him staring at it. He of all people should know how self conscious you get when something like this happens to you.
“Do you need anything else sir?” I asked Fury who was sat down.
“Yes, please take a seat.” he gestured behind me.
Hesitantly I did as I was told, sitting across from the two super soldiers. This was making me nervous, what on earth could they want from me?
“Gentlemen, this is Agent (Y/N) (Y/L/N), and I’m sure you know who these guys are.” Fury introduced us.“Agent (Y/L/N) was the one who was captured by HYDRA and who they wanted to get information from.”
“I’m very sorry for what happened to you.” the captain said to me.
Bucky nodded his head in agreement.
I stuttered, still not sure why wanted me.“T-thank you.”
Fury spoke again.“Agent (Y/L/N), I know we questioned you straight after the incident, but we were hoping for some more insight. We think we found the guys who did this to you, they may be part of a bigger picture. These two men are in charge of taking them down. If you aren’t too uncomfortable with it, we would like to interview you again.”
“Yes.” I blurted out.
“Are you sure you don’t want to think about it?”
“I….they need to be caught. They could be doing the same thing they did to me to others around the world. We need to stop them.”
Fury slightly smiled.“Alright, if you’re sure. We’ll send someone down later to arrange the time and place. You are dismissed.”
I stood up.“Thank you sir, gentlemen.”
It had been an hour since the small meeting. Returning to my office I began typing up what needed to be, deciding that I should just get on with it. My mind kept wandering back to Bucky and his arm. He too was given that by HYDRA, though for very different reasons. He still went through pain and torture.
'I wonder if he’s come to terms with it or whether he’s waiting for a human-like one such as me? But it sort of makes him who he is really, he would be strange without it.’
My thoughts were interrupted by a knocking at the door. Looking up, I was shocked to see the Winter Soldier himself standing there. I had heard he was reclusive, still trying to rehabilitate. Gesturing for him to come in, I watched as his tensed body approached me.
“Uh, hi. I’m sorry if I’m disturbing your work but I wanted to talk to you.” he admitted quietly.
I sent him a small smile.“That’s ok. I’ve not been getting much done due to…well due to this.” I held up my left arm.
“I’m sorry they did that to you. They’re monsters.”
“Didn’t have to chop up my hand to tell me that.”
“Aren’t you getting a prosthetic?”
“Yeah, they’re making it here for me but it had to be pushed back.”
“I’m sorry for the questions and barging in on you. It’s just….when I saw you walk in, it was easy to see how unhappy you were. I felt like I needed to say something to you.”
For some reason, I felt like I could really talk to him.“I’m unhappy because I can’t do such normal, easy things. It’s taking me ages to write up these notes, I can’t even open a door, I’m not a normal person anymore!”
“Well neither am I.”
I groaned as I realised what I said.“Sorry, I didn’t mean it like that-”
He chuckled.“Honestly it’s fine. Can I ask what happened?”
I had told this story so many times, what was the harm in telling it again?
“I have access to S.H.I.E.L.D’s data, all the secrets, missions, experiments and so on. HYDRA managed to capture me and began with their tortures. After what seemed like years being stuck wherever I was, it seemed that they had had enough too. They put one of their threats to work, cutting off my left hand and tried to use my fingers and thumb fingerprints to get the information they wanted.”
Bucky’s mouth dropped open a little as he sat in the chair opposite my desk.“I-God I’m so sorry. I know you’ve probably heard that a hundred times already.”
“Thanks. It was stupid of me to think that I could come in today and everything be normal. Writing is a major part of my job, how can I do that with one hand?”
“I’ve seen the prosthetics S.H.I.E.L.D makes, once you get one of those you’ll be back to normal.”
It was weird hearing this from him, from a stranger.“Sergeant Barnes, do you mind if I ask a question? It may be a bit personal though.”
“I just asked you why your hand was cut off, of course you can.”
“Um…has S.H.I.E.L.D ever offered you a different arm?”
He was surprised by this.“Yes they did. But I said no. Even though I’ve done bad things, I don’t want to get rid of it.”
There was silence between us then. I think we were both deep in thought about the topic. Again, I risked it, wanting to ask him another question.
“Again I’m sorry for the questions, but do you think things will be ok after I get my hand?”
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It’s Pietro and Wanda’s birthday! Meaning the birthday of your two
favorite people in the world. Last year’s birthday for Wanda was a
disaster without her twin. So you’re determined to make this
year’s the best to wash away the last and ensure that the Maximoff twins
will never be separated again. Birthday pancakes seems like a good way to
Pairing: Reader x Bucky Word Count: 2.6K Warnings: Angst, swearing
A/N: Sorry this is so late! Life’s been busy as lately! I hope I did okay
Your eyes bore into the computer monitor glaring back at you. You were beyond exhausted, but you knew that if you tried to take a day off, Nick Fury would find you and probably kill you. You’ve been imprisoned as a S.H.I.E.L.D. desk jockey for 3 months by now, and you regret agreeing to Fury’s ultimatum. You’d thought that committing yourself to a desk job at S.H.I.E.L.D. would be better than being stuck in an actual jail cell; but by now you felt like they were the same thing.
When you started off at S.H.I.E.LD. you had convinced yourself that you were done with your vigilante ways, that you were setting yourself on a righteous path. But it took less than 2 weeks before you were pulling on a black hoodie and fighting against the injustice that thrived in New York City. Ironically, Fury’s genius idea of punishing you with a desk job actually made it easier to get justice. Thanks to the mind-numbingly simplicity of your pencil-pushing job, it made finding your victims all that much easier, while still completing your tasks. Before working at S.H.I.E.L.D you had to hack your way around their servers, finding shady business people on their low priority list; but now you had direct access.
“As soon as Loki took the
Doctor we moved Jane Foster,” Coulson said showing Thor the screen of Jane on
her whereabouts. You stood beside them, arms crossed over your chest as you
peered at the screen. “We’ve got an excellent observatory in Tromso. She was
asked to consult there very suddenly yesterday. Handsome fee, private plane,
very remote. She’ll be safe.”
“Thank you.” Thor looked at
the screen before looking at Coulson. “It’s no accident, Loki taking Erik
Selvig. I dread what he plans for him once he’s done. Erik is a good man.”
You looked at Thor, seeing
that he was genuinely worried for that Doctor.
“He talks about you a lot,”
Coulson looked at Thor as he pushed himself up from the table, starting to
walk. “You changed his life. You changed everything around here.”
You and Coulson walked on
each side of Thor as he spoke, listening to him. “They were better as they
were. We pretend on Asgard that we’re more advanced but we come here, battling
You stopped and looked at
Coulson, both slightly confused as you stared at Thor, “like what?”
“Bilgesnipe,” He replied,
looking down at you.
“You know, huge, scaly, big
antlers,” Thor put both his hands up and placed them near the top of his head
to mimic horns. “You don’t have those?”
Iron Man: The same, but with scenes of Pepper and Rhodey urging Tony to see a psychiatrist
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 2: Nick Fury and Natasha join the chorus of “Tony, get a therapist”
Captain America: The First Avenger
Marvel’s The Avengers
Agent Carter and the Howling Commandos: A film for the fall of 2012, showcasing Peggy’s adventures with the Commandos as they try and deal with HYDRA splinter factions and such after the war
Iron Man 3: In the end credits, Bruce says he’s “not that kind of doctor,” and promptly brings in that kind of doctor. Tony sighs and starts his story again
Thor: The Dark World
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
Avengers: Age of Ultron: Pepper is in the movie. She’s not at the party because she’s talking to her own therapist about how Tony had been recovering, but Project INSIGHT made him panic and rebuild all the suits. When Tony leaves at the end of the film, it’s to talk to his therapist
Marvel’s The Winter Soldier: A film about Bucky’s time as the Winter Soldier, released in the fall of 2015. Probably set in the sixties or seventies, solely because I want to see Bucky in those fashions. At one point, they are nearly discovered by SHIELD. Maybe there are members of the Soldier’s HYDRA team that remind him subconsciously of Steve or Peggy or the Howlies, and we can all have some feels
Marvel’s Agent 13: To be released in the winter of 2015. This is a movie about Sharon’s time as Steve’s neighbor, her moral conflicts in spying on him, the lessons she learned from her aunt, and her attempts to seem like the normal girl next door while constantly fighting off assassins and other bad guys after Captain America
Kentucky Fried Crossbones: A villain comedy that can comes out on Valentine’s Day 2016, to compete with Deadpool. It’s about Sinthea Schmidt pulling Rumlow out of the hospital and demanding they get revenge on Captain America for ruining HYDRA’s plans and also Brock’s face. It is pure nonsense, and sets Rumlow up with his team in Civil War.
Captain America: Civil War: In which Tony is making progress in therapy until the betrayal and hurt of that video tape causes a total breakdown. Also, Spider-Man is Miles Morales
Rather than making Doctor Strange, we get three new movies, to be released whenever:
Silk - A film about Cindy Moon. This can tie in with Spider-Man: Homecoming, because she’s part of his ‘verse
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Marvel: We’ve Had Enough of Your Shit: In which Pepper, T’Challa, Sharon, and, I dunno, maybe Jane Foster depending on what nonsense Thor’s gotten up to lately, force all the Avengers into a room in Wakanda to work out their emotional whatever. There are therapists on hand. Bucky’s still frozen during all of this, but Steve insists on giving him opportunities to speak anyway, while Tony buries his face in his hands and moans loudly.
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Janet van Dyne Could Kick All Your Asses: A movie about Janet van Dyne as Wasp, and why she’s the best
Avengers: Infinity War Part 2
Black Widow: I don’t even care what happens. It can be Natasha and Clint playing video games for two hours for all I care. Just make it so.
Captain America: Bros: This one consists of Steve, Sam, Bucky, and Nat going on a road trip or something.
Hulk: Mark Ruffalo Finally Gets His Own Movie
Some sort of Winter Soldier as a hero film, or a movie about Bucky recovering on his own after TWS. Or a movie about Winter Soldier as a hero, with flashbacks to Bucky recovering after TWS.
Hawkeye: This Looks Bad: A Hawkeye film based off of Matt Fraction’s comic run.
Dora Milaje: A film about T’Challa’s elite lady bodyguards.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.LD.: I’d have completely retooled this one so instead of being about a team doing questionable nonsense with no accountability, it’d be near-Night at the Museum tomfoolery, in which Coulson is in charge of a team of archivists who collect and store valuable SHIELD artifacts or weapons or whatever. Skye and Simmons are always borrowing old Commandos relics for cosplay, and it makes Coulson apoplectic with rage.
Marvel’s Agent Carter
Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Marvel’s The Interns: About the poor young people working at Stark Industries, and the nonsense they have to deal with.
Marvel’s The Designers: About the people making the superhero suits.
Marvel’s Iron Fist: In which Danny Rand is Asian.
Marvel’s Luke Cage
Marvel’s The Punisher
And this, my friends, is why no one trusts me with millions of dollars.
The Twelve: Apocalypse returns
and tries to hunt down a dozen mutants who are philosophized to
destroy him, or wage war on mankind, or maybe make him all powerful
Or something…. Not even the creative team seemed to know.
Maximum Security: Aliens try to
turn Earth into a giant Espcape from New York style prison for their
most dangerous criminals. Not a high point of Kurt Busiek’s
otherwise stellar Avengers run. This would be the last major
crossover for awhile during the Jemas/Quesada years.
The Kang Dynasty: Not
technically a crossover but special notice should be given to Kurt
Busiek’s 16-part magnum opus which closed out his Avengers run. Kang
takes on EVERYONE and wins conquering the world and destroying
Washington DC to boot. The Avengers meanwhile are out in space and
have to contend with the menace of TRIPLE EVIL before they can
respond. Did I mention there’s a fight between giant hologram
versions of Captain America and Kang in space?!
Eve of Destruction:
The defacto finale of the post Claremont/pre Morrison X-men years
that a lot of people fondly remember but I’m not sure why. After the
Legacy Virus is cured Magento tries to take over the world again.
Writer Scott Lobdell’s most memorably odd moment in this one is the
inclusion of a Chibi-Apocalypse from the Mojoverse which he
apparently wanted to be the entire focus of the event.
Our first Ultimate Crossover. The US Government orders The Ultimates
to get in a punch-fest with the Ultimate X-Men.
The Avengers are attacked by a bizarre series of seemingly random
assaults that are revealed to be caused by the Scarlet Witch who has
gone insane because of a leftover plot-point from John Byrne’s West
Coast Avengers run. This marks a transitional period in which Bendis
moved away from doing beloved thoughtful character driven comics like
Ultimate Spider-Man & his Daredevil run to not universally
beloved big loud books.
The Sinister Six form and attack not only Spider-Man but the White
House. The Ultimates come to the rescue.
Not to be confused with Secret Wars (1984) or Secret Wars (2016.)
Nick Fury uncovers a plot by the new prime minister of Latvaria to
build an army of villains and engages in some dubious tactics to take
her down. Has some beautiful painted art by Gabriele Dell'Otto but it’s still a distant third place among comics with “Secret War” in the title.
The Ultimate X-Men meet the Ultimate Fantastic Four and ultimately
House of M:
Scarlet Witch magics a kinda neat alternate Earth ruled by Magneto
into existence. Then Marvel editorial decides to throw in the whole
“No More Mutants” thing and X-Men line is mucked up for years.
Secret/Ultimate Extinction: A
broadcast that disrupts Earth’s television and radio signals causes
people to commit suicide. Both S.H.I.E.LD. and the Ultimate X-Men
investigate and the Ultimate version of Vision debuts. It turns out
the cause of this is the Ultimate version of Galactus who some kind
swarm of robot space locusts that shoot feet lasers. Yeah…
cosmic heroes and villains alike unite to battle a massive
inter-dimensional army lead by Annihilus. Easily Marvel’s best
crossover of the decade and both a successful Nova series and the
Guardians of the Galaxy would spin off from this.
Congress passes a law requiring all super powered individuals to
register with the American Government. Both the pro and anti-sides
react in pretty stupid ways. Some genuine thrilling action pieces
but the plot is a hot mess. Needless to say the movie’s a lot better.
Ultimate Power: Linkara’s having a field day with this one.The Ultimate Universe Reed Richards sends inter-dimensional probes to
the Squadron Supreme’s Universe and things go horribly wrong. Like
Greg Land’s art…
World War Hulk:
Hulk returns from space after his “Planet Hulk” adventure and is
kind of steamed but responds in a dumb way. Read Planet Hulk
One More Day: Spider-Man
sells his marriage to the Devil and J. Michael Straczynski’s popular
run on the Spider-Man ends in a story so awful that he almost had his name
removed from the book.
Ultron seizes control of the Phalanx and becomes a threat to the
whole galaxy. Not as good as the first Annihilation but worth
Cable wants to save a baby so he can prevent his horrible apocalypse
future. Bishop wants to kill the same baby to prevent his horrible
apocalypse future. Wackiness ensues.
Secret Invasion: The
Skrulls spend years putting together a well thought out infiltration
of Earth’s super hero teams and then blows it by engaging an attack
on New York in broad daylight. Good dumb fun.
War of Kings: Hey
remember Vulcan that third Summers brother that they tried so hard to
make us care about? Well here he is going to war with The Inhumans.
You care about the Inhumans right?
Hey remember when Marvel’s Ultimate Universe was the hottest thing in
comics? Remember when the line was so popular Marvel actually billed
them as the gold standard by which the rest of their books were
judged? Remember how all it took was one bad Ultimates series and a
miserable gorefest of a crossover to send the whole brand tumbling to
irreversible decline? Could this possibly be the dumbest thing Marvel
Cable & Bishop are still fighting over Baby Hope. Cyclops
decides to send the brand new All-Stabby X-Force to Bishop’s timeline
and… dear god. I feel like I’m coming to the crushing realization
that X-Men Crossovers always suck.
At the height of Norman Osborn’s Dark Reign period he decides to form
his own evil team of X-Men. This doesn’t go over well with the real
X-Men, the All Stabby X-Force, or even his own Cabal team-mates.
See Blackest Night
Fall of the Hulks/Hulked Out
Heroes/World War Hulks: The end
of Jeff Loeb’s Hulk run is a big, confusion, ridiculous mess about
Modok forming an evil team of super geniuses. Among other things
their plot revolves around turning several superheroes into Hulks. I
see no way that could possibly backfire. Still it’s a lot better than
The Flash/Agents of S.H.I.E.LD Crossover: Barry Allen meets a young woman who was transported from her world to his thanks to one of the many breaches caused by the worm-hole. He and the rest of the team are surprised to learn that this woman, Daisy Johnson, is a meta-human of some sort and can control seismic vibrations.
5. Bellarke (The 100) – They both trust each other so much, more than anyone else, and
they are always there for each other and they know what the other needs all the
time, and they understand each other.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier doesn’t feel like a comic book movie. And that’s a very, very good thing.
Not that there is anything wrong with comic book movies. It’s just that often, because of the fantastical elements usually involved in the stories of superheroes and their diabolical arch nemeses, the audience is used to suspending their disbelief from the moment the opening credits scroll. With The Winter Soldier, sibling directors Anthony and Joe Russo breathe new life into a genre that some may quickly be tiring of, effectively changing the game and pushing the boundaries of what comic book movies are capable of. The film unfolds in thrilling, rhythmic fashion, spinning a tantalizing tale of spies, secrets and a super soldier who gets a shocking blast from the past. This is still a comic book movie, and in every frame Cap never ceases to remind viewers that there’s a reason he’s dubbed The First Avenger. However, Winter Soldier feels like a grown-up comic book movie, with threats that aren’t as simple as a bad guy who wants to take over the world, and ideas that are very relevant in the increasingly paranoid society we are part of. Imagine if The Bourne Ultimatum and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy had a baby and it grew up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The film takes place a little after the events in The Avengers, where S.H.I.E.L.D. has now grown in size and influence due to the organization’s efforts in the Battle of New York. Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson), head of the organization and ever the international man of mystery, sends Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and a group of S.H.I.E.L,D. commandos to resolve a hostage situation involving Algerian pirates. Cap expertly swoops in to save the day in what seems like a run-of-the-mill save-the-innocents exercise, only to find that there was more to the mission than he was told. When Fury, the man with usually most of the answers is ferociously attacked, Cap enlists Black Widow and former military man Sam Wilson (aka The Falcon, and played by Anthony Mackie) to help him get to the bottom of the mysteries behind S.H.I.E.L.D. Not only does he uncover the shadowy organization’s dirty laundry, but he also discovers the existence of an intimidating figure known as The Winter Soldier, a formidable enemy who has been responsible for a slew of assassinations and fatal incidents in the last 75 years. Cap has to untangle an intricate web of lies with S.H.I.E.L.D. at its center, and face enemies from his past.
The Winter Soldier is perhaps one of Marvel’s best to date, packed with high-octane action, well-choreographed fight sequences, and a return to the roots of superheroes: namely the idea that it doesn’t necessarily take something super for anyone to be a hero. S.H.I.E.LD. is at the heart of the story and, well-trained as their agents may be, they are still human and therefore especially prone to manipulation, infiltration and defeat at the hands of forces greater than they. The audience is reminded that in the real world, war has a very real cost, and as such more people are especially needed to stand up to those who operate on a code of, to borrow Mass Effect’s phrase, “ruthless calculus” - a sacrifice of the lives of millions to save billions. And who best to carry the mantle of regular Joes (and Janes) doing extraordinary things than the First Avenger himself?
Women’s Appreciation Week ♡ Day One: Favorite Female Lead - Skye ↳ “ My whole life I wanted a family. S.H.I.E.LD. took me in, they trained me to be an agent but there was something inside of me, something I didn’t even know was there. Something possibly inhuman and if it gets out, nothing will ever be the same.”