***MAJOR SPOILER ALERT***
I finally went and saw the Captain America sequel, and all I can say is WOW!! Within the first five minutes I knew that I was going to love it. Anyone who has read the original comic-book storyline will likely agree that it was a great read! I'll admit that the first Captain America film didn't exactly do it for me; I felt it was slow and uninspired. Unfortunately, when you do a comic book film, you always have to start with the origin story. This can really limit the creativity of the film makers, so when the sequel comes along, they are able to have more freedom when it comes to the storyline. That being said, compared to the first film, which rates at the bottom of the list of modern Marvel films, the Winter Soldier rises to the number four slot behind Avengers, Iron Man 1, and Spider-Man 2 (Raimi). Quite a leap indeed!
One of the defining "don't blink or you'll miss it" moments, and probably the most bad-ass mo-fo easter eggs in film history was the moment when our heroes come to visit the grave of the recently deceased Nick Fury. For a split second, the camera glances over his tombstone, and just below his name is the Bible quote; "The path of the righteous man: Ezekiel 25: 17". For those of you who are true movie lovers and purveyors of good taste, you will know that this is a direct reference to what is probably Samuel Jackson's most infamous roles as Jules Winfield from Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece; Pulp Fiction. If you don't know this, I'll strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger!