Director(s): Anthony Russo, Joe Russo. Cast: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo, Toby Jones, Garry Shandling, Jenny Agutter, Stan Lee. 136 min. Rated PG-13. Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi.
Now this is how a superhero movie should be. Full of high-stake action, sprinkled with both humorous and tragic moments and numerous surprises, with a newly-introduced breathtaking villain, and the hero going through a personal dilemma: Am I fighting for the right side? The theme of the protagonist's employer selling him out to dark forces, happening in multiple recent franchises (Batman in TDKR, James Bond in Skyfall), is perfected here. There's even an origin story of a new superhero, and isn't Robert Redford's stamp of approval considered a sign of merit? It's as good or even better than The Avengers.
PS: " 'The path of the righteous man ...' Ezekiel 25:17 ", on a tombstone. Loved it.
PSS: Pantea and Ali, thanks. Wonderful time.