We did like this Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie. The characters themselves were fun and well-played. Paranoia about Nazis is just getting tiresome for me if I don't also get zombies, but I forgive them in exchange for not turning Captain America into a boring cardboard cut-out.
Huffington Post opens with this:
Riveting. Stunning. Surprising. Curves are thrown at you at unsuspected moments. A great plot is filled with hair pin turns and witty one liners. Laughter erupts at unpredictable moments. In the very beginning when the logo Marvel is flashed on the screen, the audience goes wild. Everything about this film is about precisionRolling Stone gives it 3 out of 4 stars and says it's "every rousing, whup-ass thing you want in an escapist adventure. And did I detect a hint of depth under the dazzle?" Empire Online gives it 4 out of 5 stars and concludes, "It may climax with an overly formulaic splurge, but The Winter Soldier benefits from an old-school-thriller tone that, for its first half at least, distinguishes it from its more obviously superheroic Marvel cousins." SF Signal gives it 3 out of 5 stars and closes with this:
Evans finds the right balance of stranger in a strange land and present-day hero, with just enough uncertainty and angst to give him extra dimension, adding weight to what otherwise could have been a forgettable entry. Captain America: The Winter Soldier breaks no new ground, but it renders its service admirably.RogerEbert.com gives it 3 1/2 out of 4 stars and says it "is a very good movie, the rare film in this genre that serves as both entry point and continuation. For a change, you can walk in cold and you won't be too lost." Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 89%, and the audience score is even higher.