There are many themes that occur in the film “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” such as espionage and corruption. Among these themes, the issue of trust becomes very prevalent in the film.
On March 12, 2014, some of DisneyExaminer’s team members attended the press conference for the film in Beverly Hills, California where the filmmakers and key cast gathered to address certain aspects of the film such as origins of production, creative facets, other possible features, and many more.
In the film, Captain America/Steve Rogers played by actor Chris Evans battles with the moral dilemma of his character. For example, his values don’t necessarily match ours. Being frozen for 70 years prevented him from experiencing everything society has gone through to get to this point. Captain America struggles with not knowing who to trust, or who and what, he’s ultimately fighting for.
Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff’s character in the film also shares similar struggles. Actress Scarlett Johansson, who plays the Black Widow shared her thoughts on her role,
“This is the first time we’ve really gotten to see Natasha—and we’ll see more of it in Avengers 2—as a person who gets up in the morning, and has a life outside of her job and the suit. She has her own reality outside of the costume, and who knows how far that stretches? As the plot unfolds, we see both Cap and Natasha as people who really start to question their beliefs, and by the end of it, they start to realize what they’ve been told as a hired hand might not align with what they want in their lives.” In short, her character begins questioning who to trust.
When asked about what it takes for someone to earn trust Chris Evans responded,
“It takes time. It takes time and experience, you need to earn trust. It’s not something that happens over night.”
And over the course of the film, we see that conflict of trust play out. What all the trailers and other sneak peeks of the film have given out so far hint at this predominant conflict that ties this film together. By placing this problem in today’s environment, you have a film that is really relevant to today’s times where trust isn’t easy to come by both personally and nationally. With our own government here in the United States already in question of spying on us citizens, you’ll be surprised at how much Cap’s world will intertwine with ours.It takes time. It takes time and experience, you need to earn trust. It’s not something that happens over night.
So without giving away anymore, just trust us and be sure to watch the newest Marvel film to find out who Cap, Black Widow, and perhaps even you can trust. It releases tomorrow, April 4, but be sure to read our SPOILER-FREE review of the film up on the site tomorrow too before you place your trust in that decision of buying that movie ticket…
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What are your views on the concept of trust? Should it be easily given until broken as Scarlett Johansson says or is it something that takes time like Chris Evan claims? Or should you trust no one at all like Black Widow? Will you see who you’ll trust in the movie tomorrow? Leave your comments below!