I really enjoyed Captain America: The Winter Soldier. However, there were a few things that I felt they could’ve done a bit more with (some spoiler follow).
1. PTSD and Falcon/Black Widow- This was a theme brought up a couple of times, but then it felt like it was forgotten about. It would have been interesting to see Black Widow dealing with facing super-humans/aliens or Falcon’s PTSD a bit more. Instead it felt like one or two scenes and then it fell by the wayside.
2. The Winter Soldier- For most of the movie, he felt like a super-powered thug. And once it was revealed that he was Steve’s best childhood friend, not much was done with it. The only impact this revelation seemed to have is for a dramatic ending of Steve showing mercy and then nearly dying from it.
3. Captain America’s Evolution to a Spy- Captain America had to evolve to a new style of warfare, from straight-up war to a much more covert style. Although this was shown during the Avengers a bit, I would have liked to see a bit more of Captain coming to terms with this much less-direct style of warfare.
As I said, I really enjoyed Captain America and, much more than Thor or Iron-Man, I predict it will end up as one of my favourite movies of the year. It did pack allot of different themes into its runtime, so it was understandable that some themes were dropped. However, they still feel like missed opportunities a bit.