Suppiour to the first film in almost everyway. This takes a awell established character, chucks him in a world different - yet close to our own in many ways - and plays with them.
Its 90% action,yet with a solid story though it. Its a conspiracy, a mystery, a sci-fi, and with some good politics chucked in too.
Politically it might not say anything truly new, but (like Iron Man 3) its great to see big blockbuster movies not shying from important issues. Whereas Iron Man 3 touched briefly on the poor treatment of Vetrans, in this case Marvel is a bit more heavily looking at mass surveillance and building part of the plot around it.
It could be argued its less nuisance then it could be - we do see both sides of the argument well presented at first. Nick Fury, the eye-patched, Samnal-eye Jackson-played, bad-ass superspy on one side, and our pure hero out of time Steve Rogers on the other. Both established good guys. Eventually though the film bows over to more traditional action movie villains and the issue becomes more clear cut good vs evil.
That doesn't make it anyway a worse as movie though - the action is solid, the pacing good, and the twists come fast. Its merely that any political point made can be dismissed as the latter scenarios are clearly quite unlikely in the real world.
As a movie though, its entertaining...and thats really all that should be asked for.
The screentime is also well balanced between the title character, and a very major secondary one. In many ways its equally her movie.
Theres also lots of nods and references to the larger Marvel movie universe, making the movie perhaps feel bigger then it is while still standing well on its own.
The movie is also not remotely scared to change the status quo - any marvel movie made after it will be effected. Indeed, the TV series "Agents of Shield" already was effected plotwise due to events in the movie. (improving the series quite a bit)
Overall then, a great movie, and certainly a huge step up from the first.
, Reviewed By Darkflame
Genre: Action Adventure
Captain America 2 created by Marvel