Here's The First 10 Minutes Of Captain America 2 (Spoiler)

Here's The First 10 Minutes Of Captain America 2 (Spoiler)

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See Captain America and Falcon meet cute, and then enjoy some hot fist-on-pirate action. Obviously, minor spoilers abound.

Editor's Note:This article has been edited slightly with regard to Captain America's use of guns.

I know why you're here, so I'll cut to the chase. The beginning of Captain America: The Winter Soldier has found its way online, and you can watch it right here.

This footage originally debuted in Europe but has finally made its way online for English language audiences just in time to coincide with Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe, the TV special that aired last night on ABC. This isn't exactly legit, but Marvel seems to be taking its time issuing takedown notices. We'll see how long this stays up.

In the footage, you'll see Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson, AKA Falcon (AKA Anthony Mackie) meet for the first time, and it's fairly effective in establishing the only super best friendship that could compete with the Iron Man/Hulk science bros. bromance. This is followed by a longer cut of scenes already used in the recent trailer, in which Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), the Cap, and a S.H.I.E.L.D. strike team infiltrate a vessel taken by pirates and deliver a superheroic ass-kicking to them.

Without further ado, here it is.

Source: Cosmic Book News.

I can't say anything like "OK, I'm sold" because I've been sold from the very first footage seen last year at Comic Con. But I'm even sold-ier. Er, more sold. Point: I am absolutely drooling now.

Additional thoughts:

* The meet cute between Captain America and Sam Wilson manages in about 2 minutes to give us everything we need to know about why these men become friends, and to believe it. That's a hard thing to pull off, and I'm impressed.

* Speaking of, Caps to-do list is adorable. Especially after he noted how terrible food used to be. Do we think Cap will end up being a Trekkie or a Star Wars guy?

* "I'm tired of doing Fury's Laundry". Clearly we're going to see from the start that S.H.I.E.L.D. is up to some dirty business, and it's making the Cap very uncomfortable. Once again, the rumors about the organization's fate by the end of this film are given more support. (Now I'm wondering if any men in the strike team are also in the previously-revealed elevator scene. DRAMA.)

* Please Hammer Captain, don't hurt 'em! Captain America knocks a man out and sends him overboard. Later he throws a knife into someone's hand. And of course, he's seen slamming people in the face with his vibranium shield with abandon. I realize this is likely supposed to be nonlethal takedowns. But, yeah, unless human biology in the Marvel universe is different than our own, he's delivered permanent brain damage, American style. I still like it though, don't worry.

* This appears to have an enormous body count, but it's quickly established that the strike team is using some kind of taser-style weaponry to incapacitate their enemies instead of killing them. That's how you avoid an R-rating people. Though that's not how you avoid, as I noted above, permanent brain damage. Seriously Cap, people's brains are fragile things.

* Fight choreography is, especially in ScarJo's case, the best ever seen in the MCU. The casual dialogue and emphasis on Captain America as part of a larger team of soldiers establishes a semi-realistic tone early on. Once the Winter Soldier shows up (and once Falcon gets his wings), things will no doubt enter real super hero territory, but this is a nice touch that lets us believe early on we're seeing something happen in the real world.

That it does this without slipping into the grimdark bore that ultimately ruined the Dark Knight trilogy is especially heartening. Marvel continues to do things right.

* And as expected, Batroc the Leaper (Georges St-Pierre) doesn't look ridiculous as in the comics. Thank the (Asgardian) gods.

Overall, this is strong stuff. What do you think? Sound off in comments and remember not to hit yourself in the face with a vibranium shield.

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RossaLincoln:
* This appears to have an enormous body count, but it's quickly established that the strike team is using some kind of taser-style weaponry to incapacitate their enemies instead of killing them. That's how you avoid an R-rating people. Though that's not how you avoid, as I noted above, permanent brain damage. Seriously Cap, people's brains are fragile things.

One thing I should point out is that, as far as I'm aware, Marvel's universe is much less hung-up on not killing than DC's. There isn't a universal "heroes don't kill" clause, for example, and it's not unusual to see Cap or Iron Man or whoever kill a decently large number of bad guys (almost always faceless mooks, but the point stands). The violence in the clip here, even if it made use of real guns and everyone that was struck down actually died, would not be out of keeping with the comics universe. Nor the cinematic universe, now that I think about it. A lot of people were killed by the hero(es) in Iron Man, the first Cap movie, the Hulk movie, and the Avengers.

Is it just me or is the video not working (I click play but then it say "The video has not uploaded yet or th...")? I'm guessing the video got pulled already which should be for my own good (I am going to watched it at the cinema with my mate when it's out).

Agayek:

One thing I should point out is that, as far as I'm aware, Marvel's universe is much less hung-up on not killing than DC's. There isn't a universal "heroes don't kill" clause, for example, and it's not unusual to see Cap or Iron Man or whoever kill a decently large number of bad guys (almost always faceless mooks, but the point stands). The violence in the clip here, even if it made use of real guns and everyone that was struck down actually died, would not be out of keeping with the comics universe. Nor the cinematic universe, now that I think about it. A lot of people were killed by the hero(es) in Iron Man, the first Cap movie, the Hulk movie, and the Avengers.

That's a good point, and before I go further I should restate that I don't mind this. I like it! I just can't recall it feeling so viscerally personal before.

Scarim Coral:
Is it just me or is the video not working (I click play but then it say "The video has not uploaded yet or th...")? I'm guessing the video got pulled already which should for my own good (I am going to watched it at the cinema soon with my mate).

It's still working for me. It might be a browser issue, are you using Chrome?

RossaLincoln:

Scarim Coral:
Is it just me or is the video not working (I click play but then it say "The video has not uploaded yet or th...")? I'm guessing the video got pulled already which should for my own good (I am going to watched it at the cinema soon with my mate).

It's still working for me. It might be a browser issue, are you using Chrome?

Nope, I'm using Firefox and it's the same with Chrome.

Looks amazing. I'm looking forward to seeing this even more now.

Scarim Coral:

RossaLincoln:

Scarim Coral:
Is it just me or is the video not working (I click play but then it say "The video has not uploaded yet or th...")? I'm guessing the video got pulled already which should for my own good (I am going to watched it at the cinema soon with my mate).

It's still working for me. It might be a browser issue, are you using Chrome?

Nope, I'm using Firefox and it's the same with Chrome.

Damn, sorry about that. Though based on how you talk, I'm guessing you'll get to see it next week. I have to wait until April. WHINE FEEL SORRY FOR MEEEEEE.

RossaLincoln:

Scarim Coral:

RossaLincoln:

It's still working for me. It might be a browser issue, are you using Chrome?

Nope, I'm using Firefox and it's the same with Chrome.

Damn, sorry about that. Though based on how you talk, I'm guessing you'll get to see it next week. I have to wait until April. WHINE FEEL SORRY FOR MEEEEEE.

Yup since for some reason the UK get to see it a week early (could be the same for the rest of Europe). In saying so for some bizzare reason the cinema that showing it ain't showing the film at 11am or 12pm much to our inconvient. There still a week away so they may reveal more convient times (I'm looking at the advance dates which the 2D and 3D haven't got the weekend times yet).

RossaLincoln:
That's a good point, and before I go further I should restate that I don't mind this. I like it! I just can't recall it feeling so viscerally personal before.

That's true. I think it's cuz of the spliter-cell-style sneaky-sneaky flair they used for that bit. It's a pretty different perspective on the violence which has, to this point, been more wide-scale and/or indiscriminate.

Looks great. Waiting for April 4th just got a whole lot more difficult.

Hey. Pirates hijacking a shipping boat that must be cleared off.
I wonder what current event inspired that?

Slow SLOW website.

240 it loads the movie right away. Any higher, even just 360 and it'll sit there for minutes and do nothing.

RossaLincoln:
(Snip).

For me, it says "This video has been removed from public access."

Strange, never seen that particular message before. I'll give it another go tomorrow.

 

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