Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Director: Anthony and Joe Russo
Year Released: 2014
Follow-up to Captain America: The First Avenger has the mysterious forces of HYDRA (read: bad guys) waging a secret war against S.H.I.E.L.D. (led by Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury), with only one recourse for assistance: Captain America himself (Chris Evans), along with some Russian beauty (Scarlett Johansson). Relatively fun as a popcorn comic book movie with quick-moving action sequences - and ever-so-slight 'commentary' (cough, cough) on current affairs (such as concerns over personal security) - that looks sleek, has a nifty supporting cast (Robert Redford steps in as a bad guy!) and is forgettable the minute the credits roll. Taking material best suited for explosion-crazy pre-teens and marketing them to adults continues to be profitable for Hollywood, so why stop, right? Get ready for another decade plus of this disposable stuff....