Tangled (2010) — The prolog/plot engine for the whole thing is pure handwavium, but what’s best about this movie are the wacky and inspired scenes hung on the plot tree, chief among them being the “I Have a Dream” song and the swordfight between the frying-pan-wielding rogue and the sword-wielding warhorse. (I haven’t figured out the current Disney trend of basing a movie on an old fairytale and giving it a new name; see also Frozen.)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) — After almost universal admiration for The Dark Knight, this third movie of Nolan’s semi-official Batman trilogy suffers from extreme overreach. Too much of the running time doesn’t know what it’s about or where it’s going. The biggest flaw, dramatically and structurally, is that the bad guy’s plot suddenly stops cold for four months for no other reason than the script needs to give Bruce Wayne an opportunity to “dramatically” recover from a broken back.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) — Now that’s how you make a superhero movie. The pace never lets down, the plot requires no large implausibility to be swallowed, and the movie’s reliance on storylines introduced by Ed Brubaker in recent comics gives the superheroics a grounding in real-world politics. Hail Hydra!