It just struck me that I am the editor of a site about comic books and super heroes and almost forgot that the best Marvel movie in the first half of 2014 released on Digital HD today. Mea culpa.
Nevertheless, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is indeed out and available for your legal streaming and downloading pleasure as of today. You can grab it at Amazon for $19.99 or wherever you usually do your digital video shopping.
(Aside: only the HD stream is out today. If you want a standard definition digital copy, you have to wait until the Blu-ray and DVD release date of September 9. That’s weird.)
Is it worth buying? I’d say yes, particularly if you’re a fan of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or the larger story arc of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Almost all of the Marvel movies became more fun to go back and rewatch after the revelations of The Winter Soldier, and I’m thinking there might be tidbits in this movie that are going to pay off in the second season of the TV show.
Then again, given the fact that you’re reading a site like this right now, I probably don’t have to tell you that. Anway, I’ve done my duty — go get The Winter Soldier in digital fashion now and watch Cap, Black Widow and Falcon unite against the Winter Soldier, or wait a few more weeks for a hard copy. The choice is yours.