man, where to begin. i loved every single second of this film, from start to finish it delivered everything i could ask for and more. the best way for me to gauge an overall response for a film is by the way an audience reacts to deliberate cause and effect moments, let alone the response from the party i'm there with. twice i heard "what the?!...." and one major "whoaaa." keep in mind that that's the only clear verbal responses i heard out loud, but we all know that most people are too shy to speak publicly, especially in correspondence to criticism (i'm holding my hand up too). there was an experience that was felt by everyone, and as weird as this may sound, it felt good. at one point, my buddy next to me exposed the notion of sweaty palms and i had to look down at my own and realize that i felt the exact same thing. it was a hands down, sweaty and awkwardly awesome moment. i wasn't so sure it was possible since the Avengers happened, but i can solidly say that Captain America: the Winter Soldier is my new favorite Marvel film to date.