Captain America the Winter soldier is a 2014 American superhero film that has been based on the marvel comics character Captain America and has been produced by Marvel Studios and has been distributed worldwide by Walt Disney Studios Motion pictures. It is a sequel to the 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger and the ninth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The movie features an ensemble star cast including Chris Evans as Captain America, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier and others.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Short Story
Two years after the battle of New York, Captain Steve Rogers works in Washington DC for the undercover agency SHIELD, under the authority of directed Nick fury while adjusting to the contemporary society. Rodgers and Agent Natasha Romanoff are sent with the Shields counterterrorism team strike led by Agent Rumlow to free the hostages aboard a SHIELD’S vessel which had been abducted by George Batroc and his people. In the middle of the mission, Captain discovers that Romanoff has another agenda that is to extract data from the ship’s computer for fury.
Rogers returns to the SHIELD’S headquarters at Triskelion to confront Fury who is then briefed about the Project Insight that is 3 Helicarriers that are linked to spy satellites and are exclusively designed to primitively eliminate threats. Unable to decrypt the data recovered by Romanoff, Fury then becomes suspicious about the project and asks the senior shield official Alexander Pierce to delay the launch of the project.
On his way to the rendezvous point with Maria Hill, Fury is ambushed by some of the assailants who are led by a mysterious assassin called the Winter Soldier. Fury escapes to Rogers’ apartment and warns Rogers that shield has been compromised. After handing over Rogers a flash drive that has all the data from the ship, Fury is gunned down by the Winter Soldier. Fury dies in surgery and Hill recovers his body.
The next day, Pierce summons Rogers. When he learns that Rogers withholds Fury’s information, he brands him a fugitive. Hunted by the STRIKE, Rogers meets Romanoff who then uses the data in the flash drive to discover a secret shield Bunker in New Jersey where they activate a supercomputer which had preserved the consciousness of Arnim Zola.
Zola then reveals that ever since SHIELD was found after world war II, Hydra has been secretly operating within its ranks and has been sowing global chaos with the ultimate goal that humanity would willingly surrender its freedom in exchange for the security. They narrowly escape death when a SHIELD missile destroys the bunker and they later realize that Pierce is the Hydra leader.
Rogers and Roman of getting help from a former USAF pararescueman Sam Wilson who has acquired the Falcon Wingpack. Deducing that shield agent Jasper Sitwell is a Hydra Mall, the pair force him to divulge that Zola developed a data mining algorithm that can help Hydra identify the future threats to their plan. The insight Helicarriers will sweep the globe using their satellite-guided guns to eliminate those individuals.
They are then ambushed by the Winter soldier who kills Sitwell. While fighting, the captain realizes that the Winter soldier is his old friend Bucky Barnes who was captured and experimented during WORLD WAR II. Agent Hill managers to extract the trio to a safe house where Fury who had faked his death is waiting with the plans to destroy the helicarrier by changing their controller chips.
After the World Security Council members arrive at the launch, Captain broadcasts Hydra’s plan to everyone at the Headquarters. Romanoff disguised as one of the members disarms Pierce. Furi arrives at the location and forces Pierce to unlock SHIELD’s database so to expose Hydra to the public. After a struggle, Fury kills Pierce. Meanwhile Rogers and Wilson storm two of the Helicarriers and replace the controller chips but Winter soldier destroys Wilson’s suit and fights Rogers on the third carrier. Rogers sends him off and replaces the final chip thereby allowing Hill to take control and destroy all the vessels.
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Captain America refuses to fight the Winter soldier in an attempt to reach out to his friend but as the ship collides with the headquarters he is thrown out into the river from where Winter Soldier rescues him before disappearing into the woods. Romanoff heads to Eastern Europe in pursuit of Hydra’s remaining cells while Rogers and Wilson decide to search for the Winter Soldier.
In the post-credit scene at a Hydra lab, two prisoners one with superhuman speed and one with telekinetic powers have been kept, and the Winter Soldier visits the bucky memorial at the Smithsonian Institution.