Sequels are often on a hiding to nothing. The Winter Soldier was better than The First Avenger [which I thought was damn good] and Civil War is better again. Having such a large cast for what is ostensibly one of the solo films was something to perhaps be wary of but I think it was balanced well. I even liked Spidey [and I still prefer Tobey's spiderman over the too-soon reboot]. Worth the purchase.