Let’s be clear, the Captain America trilogy is GREAT and that NEVER happens. Most times sequels are ok or just bad, but they managed to keep each sequel great. The first movie Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) was far better than I thought it would be. This is what I said about it in another post Ranking the Solo Avengers Movies
“When I heard that Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) would be set in the past I thought *YAWN* I'll wait until he catches up to the future, but I was pleasantly surprised. They took what was essentially an origin story and infused it with good ole fashioned nostalgia and action. The movie was a little long, but they had a lot of story to tell and in the end I thought they told it well. This movie had the most heart of all the solo Avengers pics and you could really feel for Steve Rogers before and after he turned into Captain America through this underdog piece. Another nice prequel to Avengers and a great introduction to the leader of the Avengers.”
The sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) came after the mega hit The Avengers (2012) and this is what I said about it.
"They say that #CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier is the best #Avengers solo pic yet and well...IT IS! Everything about this pic succeeds. Everything! All the major players get in some major action! The story is also fantastic! The #script is really good and gives equal plot and action. The plot is just intricate enough to be interesting, but not too intricate to be confusing. That's all I want to say for this picture is EXCELLENT! The only solo Avengers picture I can say that about (and the all were pretty good to great!). #CaptainAmerica2 I salute you!"
I’ve seen “Winter Soldier” several times since then and it always holds up! While “Civil War” was great and had one of the best superhero fight EVER, I still think Winter Soldier just had a tighter driven self-contained plot. Civil War had a lot going on and while it wasn’t all over the place, it still seemed like A LOT.
Maybe because Winter Soldier was SO game changing that I feel it’s like “Empire Strikes Back”. It changed the whole nature of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Civil War changed it as well, but it was foreshadowed in Avengers: Age of Ultron and seems like a set up for the next Avengers sequel. Winter Soldier was mostly just what it was about.
People are calling the latest film Civil War not only the best in the trilogy, but one of the best superhero movies ever! I can agree with the latter, but not the former.
As I posted online
"I call "Empire Strikes Back" on the #CaptainAmerica trilogy tho" meaning I thought #CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier was the best of the trilogy. YES better than #CaptainAmericaCivilWar and Civil War was f*cking awesome!"
Another Cool Black's Mad Meditation"Ranking the Solo Avengers Movies" click the graphic below to read it!