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Friday, April 4th, 2014 12:36 am
Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier

Let me start with this: it's not as good as the Avengers. In fact, Captain America movies have this problem, where I leave the theatre just wanting to see the sequel, instead of being satisfied with what I just saw.

The stuff that bugged me:

  • I am legit devastated that they cut out Natasha-was-trained-by-the-Winter Soldier

  • Not enough Black Widow.

  • Watching this movie, it feel really, really long. Partially because all the best stuff happened in the first half, partially because stuff that I was on pins and needles for didn't happen.

  • We got no non-brainwashed Bucky? How is that fair?

  • IN WHAT UNIVERSE SHOULD MARIA MOTHERFUCKING HILL BE WORKING AT STARK INDUSTRIES?

  • The scene with Peggy was brutal and exactly why I wanted her to be dead before Steve woke up.

The stuff that was amazingcakes:

  • NATALIA ALIANOVNA, BLACK WIDOW, MY QUEEN.

  • IF ANYONE EVER SAYS WIDOW IS UNEMOTIONAL, I'M GOING TO DROP KICK THEM OUT A WINDOW. I ADORED HER HEARTBREAKING OBSERVATION OF NICK'S "DEATH."

  • And this movie made me TOTALLY ship Natasha/Steve. Like, A FUCKTON. EVERY CONVERSATION WAS JUST SO GOOD. The stuff in the car in particular. "Who do you want me to be?" BOOM, FUCKING SHIPPING IT, SHOOT ME INTO THE SUN.

  • (I'm going to have to write the fic where the reason that Nat wants Steve to be dating someone so much is so that he's "safe" from her.)

  • Also, practice kissing. There better be so many "practice kiss" fics being written AS I TYPE.

  • Goddamn, Nat looks good with curly hair. I loved it when she was sitting on the bed in the black tank and you see Steve in the mirror before he comes out.

  • Sharon Carter was great.

  • Maria fucking Hill was freaking amazing.

  • WHEN I REALIZED THAT THE LINE "YOUR WORK HAS BEEN A GIFT TO MANKIND, IT'S SHAPED THE CENTURY" WAS REFERRING TO BUCKY WHILE HE WAS ABOUT TO BE PROGRAMMED I LITERALLY FELT LIKE LYING DOWN IN THE AISLE BECAUSE OF FEELINGS.

  • Also, that the other line about the world "seeing you as you are" referring to Nat was great.

  • The fight scenes were amazing. I wanted to watch them all on slow-mo. And the way Bucky moved with his knives was fantastic.

Friday, April 4th, 2014 08:46 am (UTC)
/I am legit devastated that they cut out Natasha-was-trained-by-the-Winter Soldier/ - Oh, I was so attached to that storyline too! Still, I've already seen people comment that for all we know Natasha was lying about it (or been mindwiped too). Boy, I want all the fic, now!

/IN WHAT UNIVERSE SHOULD MARIA MOTHERFUCKING HILL BE WORKING AT STARK INDUSTRIES?/ - I know, so strange! I still can't wrap my head around it!

/Maria fucking Hill was freaking amazing./ - Totally! And what about the fact that she's obviously the only person Nick fucking Fury trust implicitly? How awesome is that?!?
Friday, April 4th, 2014 01:26 pm (UTC)
/I am legit devastated that they cut out Natasha-was-trained-by-the-Winter Soldier/ - Oh, I was so attached to that storyline too! Still, I've already seen people comment that for all we know Natasha was lying about it (or been mindwiped too). Boy, I want all the fic, now!

It's not impossible. (And in fact, when I first heard the story I assumed that Nat was lying.) HOWEVER. We don't know that for sure. IF they were saving that reveal (as I assume they are saving 'Bucky gets to interact as Bucky not Winter Soldier with people' for a later movie, I still think it's a very bad call. DON'T SAVE BIG THINGS LIKE THAT FOR THE SEQUEL IN THREE YEARS, OKAY? IT'S JUST RUDE.

/Maria fucking Hill was freaking amazing./ - Totally! And what about the fact that she's obviously the only person Nick fucking Fury trust implicitly? How awesome is that?!?

SO AWESOME. AS WAS THE FACT THAT SHE SHOT DOWN THE HELOCARRIERS KNOWING THAT STEVE WAS STILL ON THEM AND THAT GREAT SCENE WHERE A COUPLE DUDES BURST INTO THE ROOM AND SHE JUST FUCKING SHOOTS THEM.
Friday, April 4th, 2014 01:34 pm (UTC)
/IT'S JUST RUDE./ - LOL I totally agree! And the movie definitely needed more non-brainwashed Bucky!
/AND THAT GREAT SCENE WHERE A COUPLE DUDES BURST INTO THE ROOM AND SHE JUST FUCKING SHOOTS THEM. / - OMG, and she didn't even get up from her chair to shoot them! So badass! *_*
Edited 2014-04-04 01:34 pm (UTC)
Friday, April 4th, 2014 09:25 am (UTC)
Okay, I am in love with Maria Hill and had no idea she was in this movie! Before I get too excited, can you tell me how much she's in it? Like, one scene, two lines, or...?
Friday, April 4th, 2014 01:21 pm (UTC)
About what her screentime was in Avengers.
Friday, April 4th, 2014 06:28 pm (UTC)
My theory re: Maria at Stark-- she knows where to find people who can be trusted and where the proverbial bread is buttered. I think she and Fury are playing the long game and her going to Stark is a part of that. When shit inevitably goes down again, she's going to be in prime position to call in the team, many of whom are involved in SI in some way or another. Besides, with SHIELD literally blown apart, where would you go to bankroll your superhero team but to the guy whose family has always had its fingers in the saving-the-world pie?
Friday, April 4th, 2014 08:01 pm (UTC)
Natasha/Steve is officially--just the best. I love that we have a hint of canon in an animated series too, that they hooked up and loved each other. :) I LOVE THIS AND YESSSSS. *HUGS YOU* NATASHA/STEVE!
Saturday, April 5th, 2014 03:40 am (UTC)
SO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT THESE TWO!
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 06:36 pm (UTC)
•(I'm going to have to write the fic where the reason that Nat wants Steve to be dating someone so much is so that he's "safe" from her.)

YESSSSS.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 06:03 am (UTC)
I don't understand why there aren't a billion fics on that theme already.
Thursday, April 10th, 2014 07:23 am (UTC)
To be honest, I hadn't got that far in my response. I was just watching Natasha trying to matchmake and thinking 'This doesn't deter me shipping Steve/Natasha one bit' but I can get behind that rationale for it.
Sunday, April 13th, 2014 12:12 am (UTC)
Finally saw it yesterday and agree with all your points! Love love love Black Widow. Also love the little peak at Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver at the end and interested by the fact that they're prisoners of a Nazi-offspring group when their dad was a prisoner of the Nazis.

PLEASE WRITE THE FIC YOU MENTIONED (so Steve is "safe" from her)!

And also yes. Yes. I need pretending to be a couple for cover fic NOW. I know you love that trope and I totally do too.
Sunday, April 13th, 2014 04:58 am (UTC)
Also love the little peak at Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver at the end and interested by the fact that they're prisoners of a Nazi-offspring group when their dad was a prisoner of the Nazis.

I was SO pleased with both stingers, because my biggest complaint about the stingers in the last several movies, is that they're only cool for people who are hardcore comics geeks. I loved that BOTH stingers in CA were cool for ALL audience members.

PLEASE WRITE THE FIC YOU MENTIONED (so Steve is "safe" from her)!

I actually have at least one and possibly more requested Steve/Nat fics, I'm going to try and work it in.

And also yes. Yes. I need pretending to be a couple for cover fic NOW. I know you love that trope and I totally do too.

Because it is THE BEST.