Blake Petit’s review published on Letterboxd :
2018 Superhero Rewatch: In which I return to superhero movies I've seen before to see how time has treated them.
This movie was unquestionably Marvel's biggest gamble -- unknown characters, no direct connection to the Avengers, and its biggest name stars were under makeup or CGI. It payed off enormously. Funny, exciting, heartfelt -- its everything you want in one of these movies.
Man, Marvel Studios had a great 2014.