I was pretty surprised that this movie was as good as it is (it's good) because I think Captain America is a pretty lame superhero. The acting and action are both excellent, the pacing is good, and the score is pretty good. There isn't much time wasted anywhere, and more or less every scene is relevant and necessary to the main plot. The Winter Soldier guy was a very interesting character. My only beef, which I noticed on my second viewing and did not notice at all on my first, was that during the final crunch time battle royale at the end of the movie, the young guys went out to do the heavy lifting, the women mostly stood around and typed and gave status updates (you've got 2 minutes, Captain!, 2 down, 1 to go!) and the old guys went back and forth debating big picture/above-everyone else's-paygrade type stuff. Aside from the sexism/ageism during the grand finale, it's totally worth seeing.