Film School: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Star Chris Evans releases behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsals for the elevator fight scene.

One of the most engaging elements of Captain America: Winter Soldier is its visceral feel of its fight scenes. The gritty physicality of Cap’s hand-to-hand combat tells its own story of how the man-out-of-time was continuing to adapt to the modern, murkier world he’d found himself in since being brought out of the ice he’d been frozen in for the better part of the past century:

Actor Chris Evans tweeted video from his rehearsals for the elevator fight scene, which show that CGI only accounts for so much of the final visual effect of the film’s action setpieces:

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