Since Iron Man came out in 2008, Marvel Studios have made an indelible mark on the superhero genre. Winter Soldier is the latest entry into said genre.
Opening a few years after the events of the Avengers (and Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 of course), we find Steve Rogers in Washington D.C. doing what he does best: be the embodiment of the American Dream. Of course, because things would be boring if that was the entire movie, things quickly shift to a hijacked freighter, kicking the action into full gear. Not only does the action kick off from here, but it also begins a winding path of deception, lies, and general dickishness. And, of course, that leads to the titular Winter Soldier.