Synopsis: Captain America is adjusting to his new life in the 21st century and then it's the usual baddies have infiltrated the goodies which turns the goodies against goodies and hero has to sort it out.
Stan's thoughts: After seeing a run of really, really good intelligent and thought provoking films it was time for the musical equivalent of easy listening. Something you can just sit back and enjoy without much thought and Captain America fit the bill perfectly.
It's definitely an improvement on the first film although the Captain America costume still looks ridiculous and the character is still a little bland. There is a nice central plot premise which is a modern day equivalent of genetic cleansing as well as lots of car chases, explosions and fighting and Chris Evans looking buff in tight top.
Scarlett Johansson gets some of the best lines and as a result is probably the most interesting character. And Samuel L Jackson gives the performance you'd expect in that sort of role.
What can I say? It's satisfying, well-made, disengage brain fun.
- Stan's: 60%
- IMDB: 83%
- Metascore: 70%
- Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
- RT audience rating: 95%