Captain America: The Winter Soldier follows the events of The Avengers film from 2012. Steve Rogers is having trouble adjusting to this new life, and all of the thing that have changed since he took a long nap in Captain America: The First Avenger. But, this movie's star is not really Steve Rogers or Captain America, it is S.H.I.E.L.D. and all of it's dark secrets that have been hidden from it's agents. One surprising "Death" occurs in this film, and is what really brings the Darkness out of S.H.I.E.L.D. and sets the stage for all of the action that definitely takes place throughout the film. The main villain of this film, other than S.H.I.E.L.D., is known as The Winter Soldier, one of the films title characters. His memory has been wiped and he doesn't know himself, not even his name, but we find out in this film that there is a deep connection between him and Steve Rogers from before that puts some of this film's action to a sudden halt.But, not only is there a relationship between the Hero and the Villain, but there is also a newly found "more-than-friend-ship-of-sorts". This is probably evident in the trailers that Captain America and the Black Widow. That is something that's not really explored, or at least, not yet. As of the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, S.H.I.E.L.D. is no longer present, which sparks curiosity about The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Speaking of which, during the credits, there is a pretty deep look into the "Age of Miracles" as it is being described and is going to lead right into The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Let's just say, The Tesseract is there, and this mid-credit scene is worth the price of admission itself if you can't wait for a trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Overall, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is very impressive and is exactly as described: an action thriller. There are some very surprising events and some that will forever affect The Marvel Cinematic Universe. The countdown for The Avengers: Age of Ultron has now begun. Of course, we have Guardians of the Galaxy this November, but that doesn't connect to the Avengers series. Anyway, I highly recommend checking out Captain America: The Winter Soldier, if for nothing else, to be prepared for the events of The Avengers: Age of Ultron.