It's funny to see this coming from RAH, because this film was my springboard back into Marvel films, after I noted that none other than Robert Redford has a supporting role, and indeed, Mr. Redford is onscreen for a good portion of time in the film. I also noticed Jenny Augitter in a small role.
I opted to go to my local AMC Theatre for the IMAX DMR 3D screening before noon, which was $12.50. While I don't support fake IMAX, I just think of the theatre as the largest "regular" screen, and thus, the most effective presentation of the film.
So, the night before, I managed to pick up a Blu-ray copy of the first Captain America film (the Blu-ray copies of these films are still very expensive, and don't even start on the Blu-ray 3D copies) and sat down with it. I wanted to like it more than I did, with its WWII setting, but bad CGI for the smaller version of the character and what looked like bad CGI/make-up combination for Red Skull dampened my enjoyment a lot.
The second film was notably better than its predecessor, and after watching it, I went out and got Iron Man 2, The Avegers, and Iron Man 3 3D, all of which I watched to catch up on the mythos, and all of which I enjoyed more than the Captain America films. This little lot cost me almost $80, because Iron Man 3 was over $32, so I opted for the 3D edition, which was a mere $5 more. Retailers sure know where to set the prices for these things.
I don't think it's a stretch to say that superhero movies have become the widescreen epics of the early 21st century. All of them are well-made, competently acted, and offer varying amounts of stunning visuals. These are the movies to run to in theaters, and the studios definitely promote the as such. Sometimes, they even win major awards and become critical darlings.
The only thing that may ruin them for posterity is their over-reliance on digital tools and effects. I imagine all of these films will look quite quaint in twenty years time. But that is the price that the industry will pay for embracing digital, I suppose.