Before watching this movie, all I knew was that of course: this would be a Marvel sequel post-Avengers. Furthermore, Anthony Mackie is in this movie (such a good actor). And so on and so forth.
Yep. I already knew what was going to happen. No lies.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier tells the story of Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans, and his continued career working for SHIELD. After a mission, Captain America starts to be untrustworthy of the very agency that thawed him. One thing leads to another, and this sequel's plot takes off.
I want to say, first, that the action sequences in this movie are amazing. Of course, Marvel Studios always does a great job with making things feel so real for the people sitting in the theater.
Also, the Black Widow, played by Scarlet Johansson, is hot. Not as hot as the past movies, but still really hot.
If Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson, was not a badass beforehand, then this movie made him ten times more of a badass.
Now. For the critiques.
The scenes that made Steve Rogers seem weak and fragile as a character, in my eyes, were not necessary. Sure, it shows that he still has a heart after all of the crime fighting and stuff, but why so much sentiment? I don't get it. (P.S. the one scene that made my heart sank, yeah, keep that one, but all others scratch them.)
Furthermore, I knew what was going to happen and when it was going to happen. Everything seemed to fall into place except for the whole back story behind SHIELD. That was a bit surprising.
Marvel movies get worse as they progress. Compared to the first Captain America, this was significantly worse. Though this movie is a bit more updated than the first one, the first at least shows a progression of events that makes us like Captain America. Here, we get Cap', but not a Cap' we would like to see so much of.
I give this movie a 4/5.