The epic fight is one piece of making a proper super hero flick that cannot be ignored. If the hero isn’t going to take down the bad guy in a way that is both creative and visually interesting, then the movie is missing something fundamental. When one works on a flick like Iron Man or Thor, there are all sorts of cool abilities and effects to play with. With someone like Captain America, however, it’s fists and a shield, so the challenge is high. Anthony and Joe Russo, the Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors, want to impress with this one and, to prove their confidence they showed off one of the action scenes from the movie at Disney’s D23 Expo.
Now here’s the part where we give you a video to watch, right? Nope. Sorry folks, but the Great Sith Mouse has yet to release it to the public. So instead, you’ll just have to settle for some opinions from a few people that were there. In addition to reporting a wild crowd reaction, the folks at /film had this to say:
Cap’s fighting techniques are way more modern than the last time we saw him. He’s learned new moves; the action in general is much more hard-hitting and intense.
And the MTV representatives added their two cents:
Just like the elevator sequence shown at Comic-Con, the clip featured action expertly directed by the Russo brothers that is clear, kinetic, and outrageously fun.
So, it looks like we may have something to look forward to next year. It’s always more difficult to use the fists and feet while still keeping it looking super heroic and the Russo boys may have gotten it right.
You can check it out for yourself when Captain America: The Winter Soldier comes to the big screen on April 4th, 2014.
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.