The first time I saw this film, I hated it. Hated it. Well, I only really disliked it. But I hated not loving it. However, after accepting that this is not Joe Johnston directing and not the Avengers 2 starring Captain America, I really accepted it more. I loved the boat scene at the start, the easter eggs, the dynamic between Cap & Cucky and especially Black Widow & Falcon. It reminded me more of a super-powered Bourne Identity.
I guess it took me another watch to "get" this one, but I'm glad I did.
I feel bad for Apollo Creed! Here's this high-caliber athlete, who's worked his way up to be the best in the world, and deservedly so. He tries to promote himself to become a more marketable fighter, and offers service to a struggling Philadelphian community by giving one of their own a chance to hang with the champ. And this total anomaly, this spaghetti-addicted Italian speeding tank just bulls into him from out of nowhere.