Anyway, I was pretty stoked for this movie and it let me down a bit. I won't spoil it for anyone, and my thoughts on it are pretty simple, so here they are:
The story was great. Had me on the edge of my seat the whole time and I wasn't sure who was the actual bad guy for most of it. Loved it in that sense - however, there was WAY too much "action" (notice the quotations). First of all I usually don't care much for fight scenes that last a really long time - but The Avengers pulled it off with some great choreography, a lot of humourous moments and just by being cool. This movie, however, was tedious at best when it came to the "action". Now the reason I use the quotations there is because I was astounded while watching how little was actually happening in these scenes; there was a lot of blurry camera flailing about and a bunch of unexplainedly-powerful enemies who kept causing stalemate after stalemate and you end up sitting through a good 7 minutes of punching and kicking until the bad guy runs off and nothing was actually acheived or thwarted. That and there were some truly ridiculous scenes , which is stupid because the dude's already a super-soldier who can withstand unbelievable amounts of torment. Why do you need to make that even more unbelievable?
My experience in this movie basically boiled down to checking my facebook during the action scenes because they were sooooooooo boring (and when I watch a movie I'm generally completely invested in it until the end).
So yeah, decent movie with a great plot, but wasted so much time it could have spent giving Falcon or the Winter Soldier some more character development (seriously for a movie called "the winter soldier" the dude was barely even in it). I just really hope these movie-making guys will finally cut down on this "bigger, faster, louder, crazier" attitude they have and actually focus on making a truly great movie next time.