I enjoyed Cap 2 quite a bit, but I’m becoming increasingly bored by Marvel’s villains. I’m hoping that Guardians can step it up in that regard. The bad guys of both Iron Man 3 and Cap 2 were more ideas than actual villains and actions felt a little cookie-cutter. I enjoyed the banter, but I wasn’t blown away.
With The Raid 2, I thought it was a tad ill-balanced. We have a few awesome fight sequences up top, but then we’re looking at a pretty lengthy portion that is almost exclusively story. Admittedly the story and characters are deeper than The Raid, but I didn’t watch The Raid for story, I watched it for some insane action (which it delivered), so in that regard I was a bit thrown by what I got from The Raid 2. The movie felt a little too bloated for its own good. That said, the final 30 minutes or so of the film are top notch (and why I loved The Raid) and I’m sure were I to re-watch the film, I’d enjoy it a lot more.