Blu-ray review: Juggernaut continues on track

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (12A)

RELEASED: MONDAY

Chris Evans makes sure the Marvel superhero juggernaut continues on track into its third phase – with a smart and exhilarating second standalone outing for Captain America.

After the events of New York, Steve Rogers – the super-powered, shield-wielding man that is Cap Am – is still struggling to embrace his role in the modern world, particularly exasperated by the questionable tactics of Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) and the SHIELD agency.

Can he trust Fury? Can he trust Fury’s boss Alexander Pierce (Robert Redford)?

Can he trust top agent Brock ‘Crossbones’ Rumlow (Frank Grillo)? Can he even trust Avengers team member Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson)?

Throw in the addition of ally Sam ‘Falcon’ Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and maniacal new arch-nemesis in the form of The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) – then this movie expertly whets the appetite before the next Avengers film Age of Ultron.

Rating: 4/5