“It opens with a wonderful cinematic daybreak overlook on The National Mall. Then just a fun moment between the best friendship in all the MCU, Sam Wilson and Steve Rogers, with the ‘on your left’ moment coming to life to be used later in one of the most awe-inspiring scenes in Endgame, all culminating in a great little scene where Cap has a notebook of all the things he needs to catch up on in the mid to late 20th century and all the 21st century up to that point.
Followed by a BEAUTIFULLY choreographed scene on the overtaken by pirates S.H.I.E.L.D. transport boat. Really, all the fight scenes are world-class in this movie.
Robert Redford puts in a hell of a performance, making his transition from bureaucrat to secret HYDRA head one of the bigger surprises in the MCU, and his chemistry with literally everyone he works with shows how great of an actor he is.
The movie is just littered with amazing tracking and establishing shots, has unbelievable acting, and a very well thought out script that even so many acclaimed movies of the 2010s lack. The soundtrack is a delight. The humor always works and never feels forced. And the final scenes between Steve and Bucky and then Steve and Sam are perfect parallels for the future. That movie is not only the best in the MCU, but one of the top 100 movies of all time.”
Directed by: Anthony and Joe Russo
Starring: Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson
Where to watch it: Disney Plus