“On Your Left!” My Thoughts During My First Time Watching ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

HELLOOOOOO friends — Molly here!

Me with some Superheroes — one of whom is in this movie!

We’re back with another Marvel Movie! (I’ve been watching them all for the FIRST time!)

I have pretty high hopes for this one because 1. Captain America: The First Avenger was my favorite movie so far and 2. I deserve a really good one after Thor 2 and Iron Man 3.

As always, I have no idea what to expect plot wise — but I do expect Cap to dole out some righteous justice.

1. LOL Cap jogging is already making me laugh. Off to a great start.

2. I enjoy this zippy Sam fella and hope he sticks around. They have pretty good back and forth so I assume he will.

3. OMG Cap’s cute list of stuff to learn about. I paused it and noticed he has crossed out Star Wars, but not Rocky (Rocky II?), Berlin Wall (up + down), or Thai Food yet.

4. Those were some EYES Natasha just gave Sam.

5. “All the guys from my barbershop quartet are dead.” WOW THIS ONE IS GOOD. It’s already better than either of the last two Marvels I’ve watched.

6. Natasha (who I have since realized is Black Widow) is really very kick butt. Maybe I’ll be done with all of these by the time her movies comes out in theaters.


8. I don’t meant to dwell, but it’s not going to be the same at S.H.I.E.L.D without Coulson.

9. SAMMY L!!!!! Are we ever gonna learn about Fury’s eye?!?!

10. Cap and his values. Sometimes he’s like a naive baby, others he’s right.

11. Ok that was presh with that little kid. Why does Cap always have cute moments with little kids?

12. AWWW BUCKY. *cries*

13. PEGGY!!!!!!! I hope they reunite.

14. Oh, they have. This is…not how I envisioned it.

15. Her old person make-up is pretty good.

16. ROBERT REDFORD?! The famous people never stop.

17. “But you gotta get Iron Man to stop by my niece’s birthday party.” LOL


19. This cop car is too close.


21. I kinda love when the robots sass the heroes. This is very Jarvis.

22. WHO IS THIS WITH THE LUXURIOUS LOCKS!! They better not hurt Sammy L!

23. Cap doesn’t seem like he would leave his stereo on…

24. They play this song at Hollywood Studios.

25. Didn’t expect her to be an agent.

26. In addition to nice hair, this assassin also loves a smokey eye.

27. Wait…Sammy L can’t die. WHO WILL RUN EVERYTHING AND ASSEMBLE THE AVENGERS. I’ll never know what happened to his eye now.

28. That’s not hubba bubba. (Or the best place to hide super top secret info Cap.)

29. Is it too predictable to assume Robert Redford is bad? I don’t want him to be but it feels like that’s how these movies usually go.

30. He’s giving out good guy vibes. But Nick told me, I mean Cap, not to trust anyone…

31. These guys are def bad.


33. Cap is so cool.

34. Ugh, Robert Redford. I didn’t want to be right about you.

35. “The Winter Soldier.” OOOOOOH. Chills.

36. OH DANG — that’s Caleb Nichol from the OC on the Council.

37. I really like their vibe as a hipster couple. SPIN OFF IDEA: they review IPAs and avocado toast and listen to vinyls.

38. “Public displays of affection make people uncomfortable.” “Yes they do.” LOL, I really love them as a couple.

39. This trip down memory lane is a lot for sweet Cap. I kinda want to hug him. (That’s a feeling this whole time, but it’s magnified RN.)


41. Oh em gee — it’s the little minion bad guy from Jurassic World!!!



44. I do love this Sam character though.

45. Falcon…is that gonna be his superhero name?  Comic book people are rolling their eyes at me.

46. Steve and Natasha have such good banter!! Especially coming off of Thor and Jane Porter.


48. “Bruce Banner, Steven Strange…” as in Dr. Strange? Did I pick up on an Easter egg?

49. The action scenes in this one are so awesome. Like (obviously) they are all unrealistic but they’re so well choreographed and I love these characters so I am buying it.

50. Winter Soldier — rocking a facial covering that covers your nose and mouth since 2014.

51.  BUCKY!?!?!?!??!?!?!??!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!


53. SAMMY L!!!!! This has been an intense 3 minutes. My heart cannot handle take any more.

54. I v. much understand that Bucky is the Hydra version of Cap, but I hope they can reunite as friends again, and then maybe Bucky can be part of the good guys?

55. The CGI for baby Captain is so insane.

56. STAN LEE!!!! Another good one.

57. That’s Abed from Community!!

58. Why am I crying at Cap’s cheesy speech?

59. “Captain’s orders.”

60. Those great looking champagne flutes are from Crate and Barrel just FYI.

61. NATASHA!!!!

62. I am obsessed with the Falcon.


64. Who else would be rocking that long black leather jacket?!


66. Old BFF vs. New BFF Battle.

67. “Shut the hell up.” I LOVE YOU FALCON.

68. It’s like I KNOW Cap is gonna do it in the nick of time, but I am stressed out regardless.


70. Steve risking his life to save Bucky even though he doesn’t remember him and tried to murder him many times is peak Captain America.

71. “Not like they put the numbers on the outside.” LOL


73. This is like the end of the Notebook when Noah is trying to get Allie to remember him, but more violent.

74. OMG BUCKY SAVED HIM!! He’s not gonna tell though. That would be too easy. I hope we see him again!!

75. “On your left.” I’m not crying, you’re crying.

76. Love the idea of Robin Sparkles and Pepps working together at Stark.

77.  I wonder if that bloody guy is important? It’s not Cap or Bucky but I bet whoever it is comes back or they wouldn’t waste time showing us.


80. Is it Bucky’s file? Yep.

81. “When do we start?” LOVE THIS NEW DUO!

*skips credits*

82. OMG that’s Loki’s stick!!!

83. These nightmare twins….I bet they come back.

*skips more credits*

84. BUCKY!!!

85. I love when they say “Captain America will return” at the end.


WHAT. A. FILM.  Now THIS is what I’m talking about!!!

Just like the first Captain America, I loved it. But this time, I loved it even MORE because I love Natasha and have a new crush on Falcon. The Captain America movies are shot so well, and the action scenes are so cool. Plus they’re fast paced, but not super confusing or ridiculous plots which is great for the Marvel newbie like myself.

I loved the plot twist with Bucky, and was so glad Nick Fury made it out alive. Can’t wait to see what happens next — will Bucky come to the Avengers side? Will I EVER know what happened to Sammy L.’s eye? Only time will tell.

On a scale of 1 – 10, where 1 is Mufasa dying and 10 is the “Circle of Life” intro, I award Captain America: Winter Soldier a 9!

Next up: Guardians of the Galaxy!

Who’s your favorite Avenger? Let us know in the comments!


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Molly is a lifelong Disney enthusiast, and former Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member and tour guide. Her Walt Disney World favorites include Festival of the Lion King, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mickey-shaped pretzels and rice krispie treats, and anything with Buzz Lightyear! She lives in Orlando with her husband (who she met in Guest Relations) and their two rescue dogs, Kronk and Cruella de Vil (Ella for short!)

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12 Replies to ““On Your Left!” My Thoughts During My First Time Watching ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’”

  1. Just came here after the Ultron viewing. TWS is my favorite of all and I had to see what you thought. Great review and love your thoughts, as always. Keep up the great work Molly!

  2. Captain America is my favorite!!!!! I have a huge crush on Chris Evans, he’s definitely my number 1!!!! Love how you compared it to The Notebook, just more intense, I never noticed that before!!!!
    PS, you’ll find out what happens to Fury’s eye in Captain Marvel when you get to it!!! So glad you’re loving these movies so far!!!!!

  3. Love these recaps! I have watched all of these films for the first time too, since quarantine started…but, I watched them in chronological order! Def do that next time..it helped me make sense of it all..I LOVE of the Marvel movies so much!! Can’t believe I waited so long!

  4. Another great list. The Cap ones are probably the best “films.” They made excellent movies with superheroes in them, instead of trying to make “superhero movies.” Some others are more fun though, looking forward to your take.

  5. Yaaay!!! Another installment! I had to go back and watch this one with you. I think it’s the one I’ve seen the least and I’m not even sure I had seen past the part where he recognizes Bucky. Nothing seemed familiar to me so it was like watching it for the first time. Good stuff! So I think we’re establishing that Cap is your favorite Avenger? Note: from this moment on, you will not be able to pass a person wearing a Captain America shirt without nodding your head and saying, “Cap” as you pass them. lol My bestie and I do that all the time and it’s shocking how many people just look at you like they are clueless. You want to scream, “YOUR SHIRT!”

  6. Glad you enjoyed it! WS is my favorite Marvel movie for so many reasons, a lot of them you touched on in your thoughts. Kinda makes me wanna watch it again today. 😂

  7. Was hoping you’d love it! Glad you enjoyed. In the Captain Marvel movie you’ll learn about the eye injury. I think Bucky is hot btw.
    Enjoy the next movie. 😉

    1. OMG so glad you liked CAWS it really is a good one. The Russo Brothers directed it. They also did community so they have easter eggs in their movies. Peggy’s old lady makeup is actually CGI. Winter Soldier has the best hair in MCU. Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan are good friends in real life. I cant wait for their show on Disney+.

  8. Not to add anything more to your watch list, but if you want closure with Coulson, you should watch the Agents of SHIELD tv show at some point. Loving this blog series so much!!!