Unable to attend the screening of Captain America – The Winter Soldier, I asked a my friend, Tony Mauro, to take his buddies and offer Julieverse readers a review from a Dad’s perspective.
Captain America – The Winter Soldier was an action-packed adventure from start to finish. As a movie go-er, I was impressed by the story, cinematography & special effects. As a businessman, I am marveled by Marvel. They have really developed the magic formula from the timing of their releases to the interconnection of their entire franchise. As a fitness proponent, it is fantastic to see the characters running, performing challenging stunts, and showing off their incredible physiques that come from three activities I implore my boys: eat right, get your sleep, and exercise! (Okay, I might add “listen to your parents.”)
As a father, my only regret is that I cannot take any of my three sons to see The Winter Soldier. Not that we cannot revisit this and so many other amazing movies together when they are teenagers, it’s just that I would have liked to see some with them as they were released on the big screen. I do not mind them seeing some violence, but loss of life and in some cases, the blatant disregard for life, is just too much. That is why I recommend following the PG-13 rating as a guide, give or take a few years depending on your child. On the other hand, the values of Captain America, are what I would like my sons to develop. A strong character forged in integrity, loyalty, and determination.
Finisher: I went with three other guys. Vote: 3 – 1 not to go with your wife. Captain America – The Winter Soldier makes for the ultimate father – teenage+ son event or guys night out.
Tony Mauro is a husband & father of three boys ages 9, 7, & 5. He works for a Fortune 50 healthcare company by day and continues as a health, wellness & fitness enthusiast & entrepreneur by night. Follow Tony on Twitter @TonyMauroMBA and visit his website, HandXBand .
images courtesy Walt Disney Pictures – Marvel Studios
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