Captain America: Etharkum Anjaathavan (2014)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 17 mins

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After the cataclysmic events in New York, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America is living quietly in Washington, D.C., trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy, the Winter Soldier.

Cast: Chris Evans, Samuel L Jackson, Scarlett Johansson

Crew: Anthony Russo (Director), Joe Russo (Director), Trent Opaloch (Director of Photography), Henry Jackman (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Release Dates: 04 Apr 2014 (India)

Tamil Name: கேப்டன் அமெரிக்க தி விண்டேர் சொல்டீர்

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Sebastien Stan admitted that his costume was so slippery that his pants fell off a couple of times, and even once caused him to slip and fall from a car.

The movie was created not just as a superhero action thriller, but more like a multi-layered drama that plays out like a detective novel.

Robert Redford reads the New York Times every day, cover to cover — so says his cast mate Bernard White (who plays an Indian Council member in the film).

Scarlett Johansen has also worked with "Avengers" co-star Jackson, and Robert Redford before this movie. Johansson was barely a teenager when she appeared with him in her breakout movie "The Horse Whisperer" in 1998.

Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson have known each other for 10 years, and this is their fourth movie together. The pair had also appeared in 2004's "The Perfect Score" and '07's "The Nanny Diaries,"

Joss Whedon directed one of the post-credits sequences for 'Captain America' sequel 'The Winter Soldier'. He previously directed the post-credits scene for 'Thor', which technically led into both Captain America and 'Avengers'.

A key element of Cap’s modernized fighting style includes more creative use of the shield.

Chris Evans did more than just bring Cap to life; he was also very involved in the direction and production side of the business.

Cap’s new suit was designed with covert operations and top-grade military technology in mind, but is also a thematic element throughout the film.

A core theme surrounding Cap is the idea that he once used to represent America and has now become alien to modern thoughts and values due to the passage of time.

Chris Evans loves the previous Captain America video game, and compared his fighting style in this movie to his character in the game.

Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson meet at the VA hospital where Wilson works as a therapist, essentially, for soldiers struggling with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).

The Falcon’s wings are CG, though they had a practical pair on set for reference.

The camaraderie between the Falcon and Captain America is built on a shared military experience.

The Falcon is less a fan of Captain America and more a comrade in arms.

Sebastian Stan only knew (officially) that he’d be playing the Winter Soldier about a year before shooting. He found out the title at Comic-Con along with everyone else.

The costume department was credited with making an authentic costume for The Winter Soldier, that’s actually quite flexible and comfortable.

Stan, who plays the villain in the movie, suffered a burst blood vessel in his eye on set, but used the “cool” look to add to his character.

Kevin Feige was a fan of the Russos’ work on Community and wanted to meet them to talk about Cap. After intense competition, they landed the job of directing the movie.

The directors of the movie stressed how strong the initial script was and how supportive Marvel has been with making the movie just the way they want it to make it.

The movie is set up on dual storylines early on, that eventually intersect with Cap taking over.

The fight sequences in the movie have been very consciously shot to be very visceral and believable.

A production sequence for this movie caused the shut down of a freeway in Cleveland for two weeks.

Action sequences like car chases for example, were influenced by films like 'To Live and Die in L.A.', and 'Ronin'.

Stan Lee played a cameo role in this film.

Screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus wanted to write a conspiracy thriller and avoided having Cap struggle to understand modern conveniences.

Black Widow was specifically chosen to partner up with Cap because she represents a gray morality and a modern era, along with being the right person to poke at his weak spots.

The script of the movie was inspired by these movies, 'Three Days of the Condor', 'Marathon Man', and 'The Parallax View'.

The world is in a transitional state with the knowledge of the existence of alien species, so S.H.I.E.L.D. is not 100% in agreement on how to handle the threat.

98% of the movies takes place in the present, with only 2% in flashbacks. They experimented with a heavy flashback structure in early tests.

The movie is not intentionally designed to set things up for future Marvel sequels or to end on a cliffhanger.

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' included details from multiple comics over the years in which Cap fought against the changing status quo of what it means to be American.

The film takes place after the events of 'Thor: The Dark World' and 'Iron Man 3', but may not overtly callback to those films

Robert Redford wanted to do the film in part because his grandchildren are fans of Marvel movies and he wanted them to see him in one.

Marvel approached Glenn Close for her role in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.

In order to adjust to the modern-day fighting techniques Cap has adopted a new fighting style that involves more running and movement, as opposed to just being a brawl with the shield. The character has taken full advantage of his superhuman speed and jumping ability, and use that talent and skill to get his mission done in this movie.

This film shows Bucky Barnes reemerging in the modern timeline as a non-literal ghost from Cap’s past with a metal arm and a really bad attitude; and explores the sequence of events that followed Bucky Barnes's fall to his death, after being knocked out of a train car riding along the side of a mountain.

Captain America and Black Widow are two characters who see the world in very different ways. Cap is a guy who started life as a scrawny kid who wanted to fight the Nazis – a force defined as pure evil. Widow was an assassin at an early age and was raised as a Russian and S.H.I.E.L.D. spy, always serpentining back and forth along the morality line. It’s fascinating that these two heroes both fight for the same side, and this contrast in dynamic has been insightfully dealt with in the movie.

With titles like 'Three Days of the Condor', 'All The President’s Men', 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid', 'The Sting', 'Ordinary People' and seemingly hundreds of other amazing titles on his resume, Robert Redford is a true Hollywood legend – which makes it all the more amazing that he has played a pivotal role in this movie. In the film, the actor plays Alexander Pierce, a key figure in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s organization that Cap runs up against in his search for the truth.

This movie is set 70 years after 'Captain America: The First Avenger', and is inspired from a completely different genre of movies. It has been created in the mould of a 70s political/conspiracy thriller.

There are more than a few interesting characters in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' for the titular hero to create meaningful relationships with, from the returning Black Widow and Nick Fury to new faces like Sam Wilson a.k.a. The Falcon and S.H.I.E.L.D. head Alexander Pierce but ultimately the most important dynamic that he must deal with is the battle within himself. Cap’s world has changed to an incredible degree between World War II and the present, and his conflict with that element plays a role in just about every layer of the film.

This movie would be a first in the movies from Marvel Studios where the hero's and the villain's name appears in the title.

While the plot summary might imply that Steve Rogers will be standing alone in The Winter Soldier, it is not the case. Not only will Black Widow be returning to work on Cap’s side, but Sharon Carter a.k.a. Agent 13 too, is on this movie.

This film is in real time, its been set two years since the characters appeared in Avengers, and now are agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fighting in the streets.

There was almost going to be no sequel to Captain America, after The First Avenger. But, the book "Winter Soldiers" gave his life a surprisingly dark and grim touch, that the directors decided to adapt it into a movie.

The Falcon and the way in which he is introduced in this film is more of the later version of him. He’s more of a military operative soldier and like in the comic books he and Captain America form a bond that’s not like a work bond between Batman and Robin, but more of a friendship, a camaraderie.

Cap showcases a new uniform, technically, the fourth he’s worn in three years.

The working title of the film was 'Freezer Burn'.

This movie marks the third time that Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie appear together.

In September 2012, Chris Evans stated that filming would begin in March 2013. Evans also stated that Rogers' adjustment to the modern world, which was originally set to be included in 'The Avengers', would be better suited for 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'.

Unlike the other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 'The Winter Soldier' minimizes the use of visual effects as much as possible.

Anna Kendrick, Felicity Jones, Imogen Poots, Teresa Palmer, Alison Brie, Emilia Clarke, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Elizabeth Olsen and Jessica Brown Findlay were considered to play Sharon Carter before Emily VanCamp was cast.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kevin Durand and Josh Holloway screen tested for the lead villain role.

This movie marks the fourth time that Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson have worked together, both starring in 'The Perfect Score', 'The Nanny Diaries' and 'The Avengers' prior to this.

Henry Jackman's first work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but not his first film with Marvel Studio and he previously composed the score for 'X-Men: First Class'.