The Grand Budapest Hotel
(M) Limited release from Thursday
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
uel L. Jackson) is mysteriously attacked (by dozens of uniformed police) but is able to advise Rogers not to trust anyone before disappearing from the scene.
The organisation’s internal conflict stems from secretary Alexander Pierce (Robert Redford in a commanding performance) and his plan to instigate the controversial Project Insight, which involves three heavily armed satellites that will “neutralise a lot of threats” around the world. Meanwhile, Rogers is befriending Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), aka The Falcon, and being stalked by a masked assassin known as the Winter Soldier. Add to the mix Scarlett Johansson as Natasha, a formidable Russian, and you have all the usual elements in play. The fans won’t be disappointed by the lavish visual effects, the explosions and gun battles, all of which are the essential elements in this kind of super-cinema experience.
Ralph Fiennes in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, above; and Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, above right