Wow that’s a super bisexual sky Steve and Sam.
and with that, welcome to my obnoxious TWS liveblog four years late edition.
SAM HAS REFLECTOR STRIPES ON HIS SHORTS like a nerd who runs in the dark a lot. Sam r u getting enough sleep.
Why is Steve dry on the deck? Like his suit looks dry even right after he climbs on board. The existence of this tech might be an interesting detail to put in a fic.
I kind of like how even in stealth mode Natasha’s action sequence is much smaller, neater and contained than Steve’s – feels like good characterisation for their respective styles.
Also, I never noticed Rumlow actually neutralising one of the pirates with the stun baton to the forehead. That’s a nice bit of foreshadowing.
Oh hey there is actually a brief flash of the through-the-wall equipment we see Bucky use later.
Batrock actually repeatedly forcing Steve back with kicks, including against the shield is pretty neat. I like how much FUN he’s having as a villain and kind of wonder if they could have done more with him.
Steve grabbing Natasha like so much luggage is still hilarious – but the brief moment after when Natasha is genuinely upset that he’s not back to the banter? I stan her p hard and she gets so much quiet space for characterisation in this.
The sequence of fury vs fake cops is amazing for so many reasons, and I’m earmarking it for a detailed rewatch at a later date.
The shots sunglasses mook fires through the bus are a nice little pre-ping for the causeway battle.
This is such a noisy entrance for the winter soldier too – like not just the explosion, but the fact that they don’t let him try the sniper shot first but the big apparently planned car chase. Makes the fan theory that the visible chaos was intentional seem real plausible.
Look at Sharon’s body language when she’s talking to Pierce! She’s doing her spy thing – she’s standing in a small, feminine non-threatening way that she doesn’t usually have – in fact we only see this body language from “Kate,” not from Sharon. And when she turns around after “Hello, neighbour” – after the men have both turned – she does look annoyed to me – but she also looks suspicious.
Sharon and Natasha catch on to this entire thing virtually at the same time, but they go about reacting to it in characteristically different ways.
Also by the way of Pierce: He is such a slimeball, it’s amazing. The way he uses “Nick” makes me twitch.
Also Sharon obviously lied to him – she forgot to mention in her official report just moments earlier that she was the last one who was alone with Fury before the EMTs got there – which also means she decided against passing on to SHIELD that Steve was in pursuit of the assailant, despite his request.
Fury that magnificent scheming asshole was already making three separate (Hill, Carter, Rogers) compartmentalised trusted strands of action right after getting rammed, shot at, blown up, crawling through the sewers to Steve’s flat AND getting actually shot three times.
Interesting detail from the elevator fight: Steve actually hits the emergency stop on the elevator himself. Also – did Steve know that elevator had an emergency brake if the cables were cut or was that meatball just gonna fall down in it?
The escape from the triskellion is so much “Steve, no! – Steve, YES!”. Also he grounded that quinjet without killing the
Look at Sharon already thinking about what she’s going to say once Sitwell is done that’ll have the most impact – and it’s interesting how she phrases it. conducting a manhunt for Captain America – when she almost certainly grew up thinking about him as Steve and possibly thinking about him as Rogers while he was under her observation.
And note that Alexander Pierce comes in to save Sitwell trying to answer this.
“I only act like I know everything, Rogers.” is an amazing line.
Obligatory terrible hacking sequence because nobody on the writer’s staff for TWS knew anything about computers.
I like that Steve is giving Nat the actual sighting – indicating that he’s seeing better than her and they know each other’s strength and weaknesses – I love how they work together.
That super conspicuous usb hub is amazing.
Steve noticing the secret door – by sight, by draft? Sensory thing to note as autistic Steve HC fertilizer.
Breakfast at Sam’s!
Also where the hell are they standing, at his first floor window?
*beating on table* CAUSE WAY CUDDLES, CAUSEWAY CUDDLES!
Natasha bleeding and trying to comfort Steve. Ouch.
“Excuse us” Steve you little shit.
Nat swearing on the Bible seems really weird to me, but I guess it’s standard in the US?
It’s weird that this movie itself is so unsure whether SHIELD is a US agency or international – it’s a problem in general in the MCU, but especially egregious when it’s within the same film as here.
“She’s nice” indeed. This was a good Sharon-centric rewatch of CATWS, but I feel like I need to look carefully at Nick & Nat in one, and probably there are some Sam-related things I somehow haven’t caught on to yet too. This time for sure I got some info that I didn’t have before, although I’m not sure where that will take me in terms of meta.
Maybe I should (much less joyfully) rewatch CACW too for a fuller picture of her.
Thanks for bearing with me! This blog is now back to its regular schedule of shitposting.