netflix: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America 2 seemed as good a test as any for watching a movie on Netflix. I haven’t watched the first Captain America movie, but as with all good blockbuster sequels, they’ve worked hard to make this unnecessary.

Lots of namedropping of other pieces of the Marvel universe, this is a Chris Evans / Scarlett Johansen buddy adventure of sorts: there are plenty of other characters kicking around, but it’s mostly a sequence of five-minute set pieces thrown together.

If you’re looking for a series of well-shot action sequences and hero rhetoric, of if you’re a particular fan of the character (I’m not really a big fan), you’ll enjoy it.

The Netflix platform seems really solid in Australia: instant buffering, the interface of the app and across devices works well, and it’s easy to use. I’m keen to see what impact this has in the wider streaming ecosystem, and what impact it has on other interfaces and membership sites.