This is an entry in an ongoing series where I am going back and watching the movies of the MCU again, sometimes for the first time since watching them in the cinema. If you want to check out my journey up until now. Then here’s a link with all of the posts thus far at the bottom.
After a few shaky entries, The Winter Solider felt like a statement from Marvel. One that put their foot down regarding a few major milestones that really established the MCU as it would grow and become more like the franchise as we see it now. It’s a movie that has no problem shaking up the status quo in dramatic fashion, it also normalises the inclusion of a wider, living cast for the future.