A more complex, character detailed superhero movie that has huge consequences for future Marvel films and even for the TV-series "Agents of Shield" as our hero is trapped in an enormous political conspiracy. The movie has some fantastic action, but Robert Redford's reason for being in this movie fool no one and the possible death of Nick Fury is even less convincing. Among the better Marvel movies though.
Frustratingly there is a much better film in here somewhere, exploring issues of duty, state surveillance etc. Unfortunately it doesn't have the courage of it's convictions and is let down by a ham fisted script that becomes increasingly generic as it approaches it's finale.
Hardly a superhero film at all. The acting and fight choreography were magnificent - with a few exterior action scenes that felt like De Palma got his cojones back. The only thing I can negatively say in this movie's direction, is that it's a remake of Metal Gear Solid - distractingly so. But since I've been wanting a MGS movie for a decade I'll look past it this time.
A sequel that lacks everything that made the first film stand out. Gone is the period setting and witty situational comedy, as well as the character drama and layers of Evan's title hero that are much weaker than the first. Instead, there's more action scenes, yet they are never particularly creative, and certainly aren't tense or surprising. Even the traditional themes of duty and service are thin this time around.