Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2014
****
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Cast: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Robert Redford, Samuel L. Jackson

At the end of The First Avenger, Steve Rogers woke up in the modern world and in The Avengers he tried to come to terms with his current surroundings. Some time has passed and he works for S.H.I.E.L.D who are developing a new preemptive weapons system. When the agency is compromised and its director Nick Fury attacked, the hero suddenly cannot trust anyone. The second Captain America movie offers a simple story and plenty of enjoyably physical action set pieces. The Russo brothers, who I know only for the appalling Welcome to Collinwood, are a revelation. The finale sets up the story for Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War.