Thursday, May 12, 2016

Screen Shots! - Captain America: Civil War

TITLE: Captain America: Civil War
RATED: PG-13, for RDJ-ness, also superhero violence
GENRE: Action, Adventure, Superhero
STARRING: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, and everybody you've ever seen in a Marvel movie (except Hulk and Thor, guess you can't get EVERYONE) 
NOTABLE CREW: Directors: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo; Screenwriters: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely; Writer of the Comic Book upon which this storyline is loosely based: Mark Millar
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Political interference, personal tradgedies, and a mysterious villain cause a rift between Captain America, Iron Man, and the rest of the Avengers that threatens to tear apart the Avengers as we know them.
WHAT I THINK: This movie shouldn't have worked. It juggled innumerable plotlines, relationships, characters, and themes, but, so help me, it DID work. It worked really well. The stories tied together. The relationships were believable. The dialouge was saturated with Marvel's now trademark wry humor. My favorite thing? This was the first non-cookie cutter villain in a MCU movie in years. Plus it was a lot of fun to watch, and the massive action scenes are a marvel of choreography that utilized the powers of every hero involved the way that they should be used. In other words, this is what 
Batman v Superman SHOULD have been.
WHO SHOULD WATCH IT: Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These movies have very much become series entertainment. If you haven't watched the previous movies, you will probably be confused. 
COOL FACTOIDS: This film coincides with the 75th anniversary of the character of Captain America. 2016 also marks the 10th anniversary of the original Civil War comic book and Black Panther's 50th anniversary.

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