Latest Entertainment News Headlines

Review: Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War
05.04.2016
9 10

Read Paul Shirey's review HERE

PLOT: After their latest mission sees the death of innocent civilians, the Avengers finally have to reckon with the damage they cause even in the service of good. Additionally, Captain America has to protect his friend Bucky Barnes from several people who want to see him captured or dead, while a brilliant new villain plots the end of the entire team.

REVIEW: With the exception of Loki, the villains of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have by and large been the weakest - or at least, most uninteresting - characters to populate the films. In a way, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR was a necessity: a movie unconcerned with world-threatening bad guys and more focused on the increasingly damaged - and notorious - heroes, and the tensions and tolls bred by their actions. Yes, there's still a villain giving our protagonists plenty of agita, but he functions predominantly as a plot device, and he hardly leaves an impression. This movie is about a family running headfirst into a cataclysmic disagreement and doing what families so often do: fight.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, who crafted CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER into an immensely satisfying paranoid thriller, CIVIL WAR is a sensational piece of entertainment, an action epic with personal stakes and serious costs for our costumed heroes. The screenplay deftly juggles a ton of characters and gives almost all of them a few moments to shine, no one really gets the short shrift. If the crowded roster of Avengers weren't enough, the filmmakers have added two more superheroes, a few bureaucrats (a couple of them returning from past films, at least one new), a handful of villains and a lot of frightened civilians. This movie is jam-packed with characters and information, and though it's certainly long, it never feels too long. That's because it's so much damn fun.

Those aforementioned frightened civilians are why these good guys are fighting amongst each other. After years of trying to stop psychos from destroying cities, the Avengers have come to recognize (thanks to some pushing from the government and their own personal bouts of guilt) that even when they're helping to save society, they're helping destroy a little piece of it. After a successful mission in Nigeria stops Brock Rumlow (Frank Grillo) in his tracks, there are still casualties to be spoken for, especially on the part of Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), who's still a newbie at harnessing her powers. The Secretary of State (William Hurt, reprising his role from THE INCREDIBLE HULK) wants to put the Avengers under the control of the U.N., something Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) is in favor of because he - of all people - thinks they've gone far too long not being in check. (It doesn't help that he's recently been guilted into it by a grieving mother.) Captain America (Chris Evans) disagrees; even though he recognizes the price of what they do when they're in action, he thinks the worst would happen if they were being held down by outside forces. Isn't the point of their exceptional abilities to utilize them whenever necessary?

It's a fascinating conflict, dealt with much more thoughtfully here than in BATMAN V SUPERMAN, which felt the need to bog us down in misery in order for us to understand the grave issues at hand. One of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR's strengths is it's able to contemplate earnest topics while keeping a relatively light tone. A lot of that comes from well-timed humor, since the characters (and the movies) don't always take themselves too seriously. The best moments in these flicks come from the interplay between the characters, and as always the actors on display are killing it, genuinely appearing to enjoy each other's company and playing off one another effortlessly.

As Cap and Tony attempt to come to an agreement, and the other Avengers begin to fall in line with one allegiance or the other, plenty of grim matters force their hands. Cap's old pal Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) is on the loose and still dealing with the fallout of his Hydra brainwashing; is he going back to his terrorist ways or can he now be considered an ally? Add to that a sinister loner (Daniel Bruhl) who's collecting information on Bucky for unknown (but safe to say... evil) purposes, toss in a vengeful new superhero (Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther) who's gunning for Bucky and anyone who stands in his way, and you've got a gaggle of problems that will push the Avengers into a bigtime fight. And when that fight comes, it's a doozy.

The amusing thing about this battle is that the stakes aren't exactly sky-high. We know these friends aren't going to kill each other; they know they're not going to kill each other, it's basically one gigantic pile-on in the backyard, no one willing to budge. That lends the scene a lighter air than most of the other symphonies of destruction; some of these guys actually like getting the chance to pummel the other. Bringing in Spider-Man (Tom Holland, a terrific addition) and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd, who steals every scene he's in) - both of whom are mostly tickled by the experience - adds even more levity. But it's Black Panther who isn't playing around, and the character's furious attacks on Bucky and Cap help bring the scene back to reality when it threatens to get a little too off-the-rails. (It's not as if The Avengers haven't squared off against one another before, of course, but this scene kills those other instances by a large margin.)

For all its weighty themes, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is a joy to watch; the Russo brothers once again prove they're as adept with action as they are with humor, and when this movie kicks into high gear it barely lets you take a breath. The storyline resonates because we can actually see both sides; Cap is right because the Avengers should take it upon themselves to help whenever the occasion calls for it, while Tony is right because flying "weapons of mass destruction" are pretty dangerous, no matter how noble they are. (In fact, you might find yourself seriously frustrated with Cap in this one for various reasons, an interesting decision on the filmmakers' parts.) It's a big budget spectacle, but it also makes us contemplate and reassess protagonists we've grown very familiar with over the years. That's a pretty neat trick.

The weak link is, again, the villain. Daniel Bruhl gets nothing to do of note, and while the character's motivations are compelling (it's refreshing that he's not just another "I want to rule the world" baddie off the assembly line), his sequences have no intrigue or excitement. He also suffers from the symptom many villains in these movies have, which is an overly-complicated agenda that would work much more easily if he took out a few steps. Once you analyze his plan it doesn't really hold together; there were simpler and more effective ways to go about it.

But, that's a nitpick in the larger scheme of things. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is simply a grand old time at the movies, and when there are this many splendid characters on the screen at once, it's actually hard to complain about a thing.

CLICK IMAGE TO OPEN GALLERY & SEE MORE PICS...

Source: JoBlo.com

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

+0
6:11PM on 05/09/2016
My two biggest problems with the movie were: the first hour dragged a little (far less action scene or humor than in the second half), and as some wrote, I never felt that anybody would get seriously hurt. But I enjoyed it, of course.
And big points for Black Panther's introduction to the MCU not feeling forced.
My two biggest problems with the movie were: the first hour dragged a little (far less action scene or humor than in the second half), and as some wrote, I never felt that anybody would get seriously hurt. But I enjoyed it, of course.
And big points for Black Panther's introduction to the MCU not feeling forced.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:30AM on 05/05/2016

good man

I just started 6 weeks ago and I've gotten 2 check for a total of $14,200...this is the best decision I made in a long time! "Thank you for giving me this extraordinary opportunity to make extra money from home. This extra cash has changed my life in so many ways, thank you!",
Click this link and...
Go to tech tab for work detail.=--===>>>>>> www.earnmore9.com
I just started 6 weeks ago and I've gotten 2 check for a total of $14,200...this is the best decision I made in a long time! "Thank you for giving me this extraordinary opportunity to make extra money from home. This extra cash has changed my life in so many ways, thank you!",
Click this link and...
Go to tech tab for work detail.=--===>>>>>> www.earnmore9.com
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:00AM on 05/07/2016
SPOILERS on how much money you can make...douche nozzle....gawd.
SPOILERS on how much money you can make...douche nozzle....gawd.
6:56AM on 05/05/2016
I think Winter Soldier is still the better movie overall, but Civil War is a better Avengers movie than AoU.
- Black Panther served the plot nicely and I can't wait to see more of him.
- Spider-Man is easily the best version on the silver screen, but not sure about "hot" Aunt May. But you could have left him out (like some other characters) without it changing the plot or anything.
- Paul Rudd is awesome, love this guy! Not to fond on the new mask.
- While he annoyed me in Iron Man 3 with
I think Winter Soldier is still the better movie overall, but Civil War is a better Avengers movie than AoU.
- Black Panther served the plot nicely and I can't wait to see more of him.
- Spider-Man is easily the best version on the silver screen, but not sure about "hot" Aunt May. But you could have left him out (like some other characters) without it changing the plot or anything.
- Paul Rudd is awesome, love this guy! Not to fond on the new mask.
- While he annoyed me in Iron Man 3 with just too much humor and one-liners, I liked RDJ's again this time. The more serious take suits him and his chemistry with Peter Parker is great.
- But there is one big problem I have with Marvel universe which still stops me from getting to invested in everything: It still feels like there are no real consequences. Every character feels kinda invulnerable, like Black Widow who gets hit by someone who can lay a punch on Captain America or survives a granate in a truck and just walks it off. Yeah, it's a CBM, but I never feared for a character to really get hurt or even killed.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:30AM on 05/05/2016
I don't know. At one point I though that one of them was gonna get it towards the end.
I don't know. At one point I though that one of them was gonna get it towards the end.
6:06PM on 05/09/2016
Green-Ghost, I totally agree with you. Almost all of my thoughts after the movie!
(Except, I liked RDJ in Iron Man 3)
Green-Ghost, I totally agree with you. Almost all of my thoughts after the movie!
(Except, I liked RDJ in Iron Man 3)
5:52AM on 05/05/2016
that's the whole selling point of the movie. it's hero vs hero, good vs good. to do that effectively you need to sacrifice the villain and make him fade into the background a little. just one of the little things that felt abrupt to me was where in the end, steve sends tony a freakin love letter and a damn phone as a peace offering after beating him bloody with his murdered father's shield and super soldier serum. then he apparently forgives him by letting steve break out the other avengers. i
that's the whole selling point of the movie. it's hero vs hero, good vs good. to do that effectively you need to sacrifice the villain and make him fade into the background a little. just one of the little things that felt abrupt to me was where in the end, steve sends tony a freakin love letter and a damn phone as a peace offering after beating him bloody with his murdered father's shield and super soldier serum. then he apparently forgives him by letting steve break out the other avengers. i don't know but shit like that takes a long time to rub off.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:22PM on 05/04/2016

Shaky cam

Overall it was a great movie but IMO winter soldier was better. Just one thing that i was disappointed was the shaky camera during some of the fighting scenes..Not a fan of this . As for the new Spidey, the action sequences was great but being a boy this time around and also helping the Avengers was not that convincing...A year old spidey fighting along side Ironman?? Pffttt.
Overall it was a great movie but IMO winter soldier was better. Just one thing that i was disappointed was the shaky camera during some of the fighting scenes..Not a fan of this . As for the new Spidey, the action sequences was great but being a boy this time around and also helping the Avengers was not that convincing...A year old spidey fighting along side Ironman?? Pffttt.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:30PM on 05/04/2016

From a DC fan

The way the Russos have delivered this story proves that sticking to the source material, when it comes to superhero/comic based movies, is the best move. Unlike BVS, the characters' portrayal in CW feels right. Their motivations, their reactions to the conflict the movie suggests, even their body language, is all out there in the movie. And it feels loyal to the way they would act in the comic books. That's the big differentiator between Marvel and WB. They are respecting whatever makes their
The way the Russos have delivered this story proves that sticking to the source material, when it comes to superhero/comic based movies, is the best move. Unlike BVS, the characters' portrayal in CW feels right. Their motivations, their reactions to the conflict the movie suggests, even their body language, is all out there in the movie. And it feels loyal to the way they would act in the comic books. That's the big differentiator between Marvel and WB. They are respecting whatever makes their characters tick. The final product is, consequently, a really fun experience. WB should at some point rethink their strategy and stop releasing 'dark and gritty' movies about characters that are not necessarily so.
On an end note, I agree with this review when it says Paul Rudd stole every scene he was in. If you haven't watched it yet, you're in for a big surprise. Do not blink for an instant during that gorgeous airport scene.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:48PM on 05/04/2016
Batman should always be dark and gritty.
Batman should always be dark and gritty.
1:50AM on 05/05/2016
Batman sure but Superman?
Batman sure but Superman?
6:12PM on 05/05/2016
I totally agree that it's a fun experience, maybe the most fun in the MCU so far, but what do you mean by "sticking to the source material "? Everyone is talking about how great Spidey, Ant-man and Black Panther are, but Chris Evans is the embodiment of Captain America and it's his effin movie! And that airport sequence...gorgeous!
Not trying to be picky, but they didn't go deep enough into the conflict of the superhero registration.
The movie hits the ground running and doesn't slow down.
I totally agree that it's a fun experience, maybe the most fun in the MCU so far, but what do you mean by "sticking to the source material "? Everyone is talking about how great Spidey, Ant-man and Black Panther are, but Chris Evans is the embodiment of Captain America and it's his effin movie! And that airport sequence...gorgeous!
Not trying to be picky, but they didn't go deep enough into the conflict of the superhero registration.
The movie hits the ground running and doesn't slow down. It is a great time to be a Marvel fan!
7:12PM on 05/05/2016
What I'm saying is that Marvel is making sure to bring to its movies the essence of its comic book characters. Yes, Chris Evans is the embodiment of Capt America, as well as RDJ is the perfect Tony Stark, but this happens because behind them there is a clear intention from Marvel to make every single character look and act as they would were they in the comic books. They recognize the impact something like this might have in the audience, because they'll immediately feel identified with the
What I'm saying is that Marvel is making sure to bring to its movies the essence of its comic book characters. Yes, Chris Evans is the embodiment of Capt America, as well as RDJ is the perfect Tony Stark, but this happens because behind them there is a clear intention from Marvel to make every single character look and act as they would were they in the comic books. They recognize the impact something like this might have in the audience, because they'll immediately feel identified with the characters they've read and loved for so long.
Take a look at what happened with Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds and co. saw what Marvel is doing with its brands and decied to replicate it (with massive success).
Of course, trying to adapt the whole Civil War arc into a sigle movie was a risky decision, and I agree they didn't go deeper when it comes to the superhuman registration act affair. But again, it's the characters and their portrayal what makes these movies work and get all these positive reviews. As a moviegoer and comic book fan, I knew exactly what was going on in the minds of Steve and Tony. And I think that's exactly what you expect to see/experience in a movie like this. That's what I expected from BVS, and what I didn't get.
7:13PM on 05/04/2016
Loved it. I don't really get the criticism for Daniel Bruhls character. I didn't really seem him as the villain, more of a catalyst. His motivations were no different from two other characters. I thought the film was awesome and deserves the praise it has been getting. Its just a shame it probably won't get the number one spot for breaking records. I hope it does.
Loved it. I don't really get the criticism for Daniel Bruhls character. I didn't really seem him as the villain, more of a catalyst. His motivations were no different from two other characters. I thought the film was awesome and deserves the praise it has been getting. Its just a shame it probably won't get the number one spot for breaking records. I hope it does.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:59PM on 05/04/2016
Not as good as Batman v Superman,


Just kidding it`s fecking amazing sauce.Ant man is so good.Loved him.Hopefully he gets another movie."This is your concise.." That line from him had me in hysterics.
Not as good as Batman v Superman,


Just kidding it`s fecking amazing sauce.Ant man is so good.Loved him.Hopefully he gets another movie."This is your concise.." That line from him had me in hysterics.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:05AM on 05/06/2016
"conscience"
"conscience"
4:38PM on 05/04/2016
I'd like to know which are those serious costs for our heroes the review mentions, cause I saw none. In the end, once again everything is ok in the world and there are no permament consequences for the Avengers. Yes, it was fun, lots of it, but the movie seemed to play it safe and avoid any risks. This review seems a little biased in my opinion, still kicking BvS.
I'd like to know which are those serious costs for our heroes the review mentions, cause I saw none. In the end, once again everything is ok in the world and there are no permament consequences for the Avengers. Yes, it was fun, lots of it, but the movie seemed to play it safe and avoid any risks. This review seems a little biased in my opinion, still kicking BvS.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:09AM on 05/06/2016
Seriously? Batman was trying to kill Superman and a few minutes later he saves Clark's mom and says "I am a friend of your son". We can't have Tony and Steve hating each other because they need to join forces in Infinity War. It was much better than the comic book series. Tony was a dick in the comic book series. Here, he was right. And so was Steve, ultimately.
Seriously? Batman was trying to kill Superman and a few minutes later he saves Clark's mom and says "I am a friend of your son". We can't have Tony and Steve hating each other because they need to join forces in Infinity War. It was much better than the comic book series. Tony was a dick in the comic book series. Here, he was right. And so was Steve, ultimately.
+0
4:30PM on 05/04/2016
So I’m still on the fence as to whether or not this is my best MCU movie. Winter soldier was way ahead of the rest but Civil War will probably get there after repeat viewings. That said, they’re a little different in tone – Civil war is almost a bridge in tone between most of the MCU movies (with their bouts of humour) and Winter Soldier which was by in large, far more serious. Either way, I’m fully behind the Russo’s taking control of it all – Civil War was one heck of an entertaining
So I’m still on the fence as to whether or not this is my best MCU movie. Winter soldier was way ahead of the rest but Civil War will probably get there after repeat viewings. That said, they’re a little different in tone – Civil war is almost a bridge in tone between most of the MCU movies (with their bouts of humour) and Winter Soldier which was by in large, far more serious. Either way, I’m fully behind the Russo’s taking control of it all – Civil War was one heck of an entertaining show.

There’s just so much good stuff packed in this movie I’m not even sure what to pick out but the review is correct – there’s no Hawkeye left out in the cold Avengers Assemble going on here – every single hero gets to shine and I do love the way they managed to make Stark right (as well) …without making him being a douche about it. In the comic book story line, I always thought Stark was right …but just sided with Cap out of loyalty.

On Zemo, I liked the character, his scheming (the intricate plan requiring precision timing and the placing of people is something of Ledger’s joker proportions - best to not think about how plausible it all is ;o) and his motives. Like Jessica Jones, the personal nature behind the villain’s motives makes for a welcome change. My only nit-pick …they didn’t actually have to use Zemo to achieve this. The villain could have been anyone - well, keep the military background the character had …but they didn’t actually need to use a well-known character from the comic books – though to most of the audience, I suppose they wouldn’t have known who he was anyway. But still, point is, the villain could really have been any old survivor. His backstory was pretty heartbreaking.

Anyhoo, loved it – Russo’s rule!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:54PM on 05/04/2016
Sounds a little hackneyed to me. Why would the U.N. have any more success at preventing the destruction of a little piece of society if the Avengers are placed under their control? I also have a hard time buying the idea that a roguish maverick like Tony Stark would want to take marching orders from the dictator's club at the U.N. As an arms dealer having been held in captivity himself, he really ought to know better.
Sounds a little hackneyed to me. Why would the U.N. have any more success at preventing the destruction of a little piece of society if the Avengers are placed under their control? I also have a hard time buying the idea that a roguish maverick like Tony Stark would want to take marching orders from the dictator's club at the U.N. As an arms dealer having been held in captivity himself, he really ought to know better.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:13AM on 05/06/2016
Tony: "I am going to build Ultron."

UN: "No."

Lives saved!
Tony: "I am going to build Ultron."

UN: "No."

Lives saved!
10:59PM on 05/06/2016
Why would Tony listen to the U.N.?

What would prevent anyone else from building Ultron?

What would prevent any of the dictators in the U.N. from building their own Ultron?
Why would Tony listen to the U.N.?

What would prevent anyone else from building Ultron?

What would prevent any of the dictators in the U.N. from building their own Ultron?
1:55PM on 05/04/2016
A 7/10 Marvel movie here, is a 9/10... A 7/10 DC movie here, is a 5/10.... But no worries.. because Civil War was "fun."
A 7/10 Marvel movie here, is a 9/10... A 7/10 DC movie here, is a 5/10.... But no worries.. because Civil War was "fun."
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:33PM on 05/04/2016
Please. You're arbitrarily picking 7/10 out of the air to give the impression that Civil War and BvS are of equal quality. It's fooling nobody. But actually yes, the reason Civil War is better is because it's "fun". Fun, meaning entertaining or enjoyable, is not a dirty word; and it doesn't exclude dealing with serious themes. Burton and Nolan's Batman films were entertaining while containing plenty of darkness. The best Batman comic stories were always entertaining, even at their most shocking
Please. You're arbitrarily picking 7/10 out of the air to give the impression that Civil War and BvS are of equal quality. It's fooling nobody. But actually yes, the reason Civil War is better is because it's "fun". Fun, meaning entertaining or enjoyable, is not a dirty word; and it doesn't exclude dealing with serious themes. Burton and Nolan's Batman films were entertaining while containing plenty of darkness. The best Batman comic stories were always entertaining, even at their most shocking or disturbing.
There is no doubt the MCU is aiming at a younger audience and the tone of their movies reflects this. DC have done the same with their TV universe on the CW. Marvel meanwhile have made their Netflix series far "darker" than anything else either has released in film or TV recently. What The Avengers, The Flash and Daredevil have in common - despite their varying tones, budgets and target audience - is they are entertaining. Batman vs Superman was not. It was a miserablist, self-important dirge of a movie, thinking it's the Schindler's List of superhero movies without the depth or intelligence to back it up; while at the same time forcing in ads for future franchise entries in the most awkward, half-assed way imaginable.

It's hilarious that I have to spend so much time on a Civil War post talking about BvS. I'd rather not, but am left with no choice until the conspiracy theorists accept that BvS is not a masterpiece undermined by a cabal of Marvel fanboys. It's simply nowhere near as good as it needed to be, or deserved to be with the quality of actors and others involved in it and the wealth of stories to draw from.

What's frustrating is that Civil War could have been better too, and there are plenty of criticisms to be made - the stakes are not high enough; the consequences not sufficiently severe; there are too many characters for most to be explored or developed in great depth. But through the quality of writing, acting and directing it still told a compelling story, and was hugely entertaining. Yes, it was fun - and that matters.

I desperately want DC's movies to be as good as this. As a rule their characters have always been more interesting to me, and the potential is there to produce truly great films, not only about the Justice League members but many lesser known titles. The Vertigo titles alone have endless potential which has so far been squandered on big and small screen. When DC release a better movie than Winter Soldier or Civil War, I'll be a happy man. Until then, I'll just have to watch fanatics on either side of an artificially constructed divide whine about "fanboy bias" in place of having a proper debate. This is the real civil war.
8:26PM on 05/04/2016
civil war was way better than BvS...
civil war was way better than BvS...
7:33AM on 05/05/2016
I didn't just pick a random number. I made a deduction from reading the comments here and from the quality of past Marvel films. Most of these comic book movies really aren't as great as people make them out to be. Iron Man was a decent movie, a 7/10 but the rest weren't too good. Avengers is overrated. I didn't buy a need for these superheroes to assemble to take down Loki and his plan, when Thor could have done it himself. So with the exception of Winter Soldier which was a solid movie (8/10)
I didn't just pick a random number. I made a deduction from reading the comments here and from the quality of past Marvel films. Most of these comic book movies really aren't as great as people make them out to be. Iron Man was a decent movie, a 7/10 but the rest weren't too good. Avengers is overrated. I didn't buy a need for these superheroes to assemble to take down Loki and his plan, when Thor could have done it himself. So with the exception of Winter Soldier which was a solid movie (8/10) and Iron Man, the rest of these films across the board average around a 6/10. Knowing this and reading the comments here, I'm willing to bet Civil War is a 7/10. But here people are going to put it on a pedestal simply b/c its Marvel and it's barely above average. As for "fun"... I thought BvS was very entertaining. It had plenty of action. However the movie had its flaws so I put it in the same category as the rest of these 6/10 Marvel movies. The only difference is you guys were told not to like it (proof in the fact you all use the same language to describe the movie "it wasn't fun"), so you gave it a much lower rating.
6:20AM on 05/06/2016
"I didn't just pick a random number. I made a deduction from reading the comments here"

So, you're saying you haven't actually seen the movie?

Go home, kid. Ken isn't here and he doesn't want to speak to you.
"I didn't just pick a random number. I made a deduction from reading the comments here"

So, you're saying you haven't actually seen the movie?

Go home, kid. Ken isn't here and he doesn't want to speak to you.
1:45PM on 05/04/2016
Was it good? Yes, but it was not in my opinion better than Winter Soldier. Honestly, with so many characters it gave me pause as to whether or not Infinity War is going to feel crammed up.
Was it good? Yes, but it was not in my opinion better than Winter Soldier. Honestly, with so many characters it gave me pause as to whether or not Infinity War is going to feel crammed up.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:50PM on 05/04/2016
Agreed. I still prefer Winter Soldier, which made me root for a character I'd previously considered as interesting as a tin of beige paint. The key was character development, which suffers in Civil War due to the sheer number of characters involved. We don't really get to know any of them better, with the exception of the newcomers Black Panther and Spiderman. Still great and one of the best yet, but Winter Soldier will stand up better for repeat viewings.
Agreed. I still prefer Winter Soldier, which made me root for a character I'd previously considered as interesting as a tin of beige paint. The key was character development, which suffers in Civil War due to the sheer number of characters involved. We don't really get to know any of them better, with the exception of the newcomers Black Panther and Spiderman. Still great and one of the best yet, but Winter Soldier will stand up better for repeat viewings.
1:43PM on 05/04/2016
I'm already convinced that this is going to be one of the top three best Marvel films to come out so far between the three phases. Film looks amazing, and grand in scope and I love how quick and brutal the action/hand to hand combat scenes are. And other than having everyone back (minus Hulk, and Thor) and looking terrific, the additions of Black Panther, and Spider Man look like they're going to steal the film entirely.

I just hope with the fight scenes amongst the Avengers fighting one
I'm already convinced that this is going to be one of the top three best Marvel films to come out so far between the three phases. Film looks amazing, and grand in scope and I love how quick and brutal the action/hand to hand combat scenes are. And other than having everyone back (minus Hulk, and Thor) and looking terrific, the additions of Black Panther, and Spider Man look like they're going to steal the film entirely.

I just hope with the fight scenes amongst the Avengers fighting one another, that the fight scenes don't hold back especially when it comes to everyone throwing punches at one another; especially between Cap and Iron Man, and Bucky and everyone. One of the best aspects in the first Avengers and parts of the second was the animosity of egos amongst the group which led to some pretty exciting and eventful fight scenes and I'm very much looking forward to seeing that again with this film, but obviously with more characters with higher and dire consequences.

Anyway, can't wait to see what the outcome is and how it leads into the rest of Phase Three and into Infinty Wars.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:23PM on 05/04/2016

... a VERY strong 9/10

This is simple, my friends: Did you like "Winter Soldier"?
- Yes -> You will like this one too. Probably more.
- No -> Go watch something else.
This is simple, my friends: Did you like "Winter Soldier"?
- Yes -> You will like this one too. Probably more.
- No -> Go watch something else.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:51PM on 05/04/2016
6.5/10 for me. Very overrated, like most Marvel films in general (except a few like Iron Man 1, Guardians and the first avengers imo) Black panther and Spiderman are great addition to the team, no doubt, and their scenes are great but the overall rythm of the movie is not very well handled as well as their motivations to kick the crap out of each other. The Cap and Bucky situation, I get it but why the others are so mean..., especially since I didn't feel any hate between these guys, not very
6.5/10 for me. Very overrated, like most Marvel films in general (except a few like Iron Man 1, Guardians and the first avengers imo) Black panther and Spiderman are great addition to the team, no doubt, and their scenes are great but the overall rythm of the movie is not very well handled as well as their motivations to kick the crap out of each other. The Cap and Bucky situation, I get it but why the others are so mean..., especially since I didn't feel any hate between these guys, not very convincing. The airport fight looks good (Ant man was brilliant) though the first action scene in the market place made my eyes bleed. Overall, not bad but nothing to be remembered for IMO, still an ok time at the movies.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:56PM on 05/04/2016
I was far too close to the enormous screen, and that first action scene I had to take off the glasses. I really didn't like it at all. Far, far too many quick cuts. I had no idea what the hell was going on. The airport scene felt like a different director. My only complaint about the film was that first action setpiece.
I was far too close to the enormous screen, and that first action scene I had to take off the glasses. I really didn't like it at all. Far, far too many quick cuts. I had no idea what the hell was going on. The airport scene felt like a different director. My only complaint about the film was that first action setpiece.
12:38PM on 05/04/2016

Saw it Tuesday, terrific fun

Side note, as a total 3D lover (have a big projection screen at home and pretty much every great 3D-enhanced movie ever), save a few bucks and skip the glasses for this one. The fight scenes cut so absurdly fast that your eyes don't have time to adjust, and it makes everything look stunted and awkward. Jungle Book, 3D glasses double the fun. Civil War, they are literally a headache. First time I have ever regretted seeing a film in 3D.
Side note, as a total 3D lover (have a big projection screen at home and pretty much every great 3D-enhanced movie ever), save a few bucks and skip the glasses for this one. The fight scenes cut so absurdly fast that your eyes don't have time to adjust, and it makes everything look stunted and awkward. Jungle Book, 3D glasses double the fun. Civil War, they are literally a headache. First time I have ever regretted seeing a film in 3D.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
11:46AM on 05/04/2016

All I am reading is:

BvS sucked and this movie redeems all comic book movie failures. I have a theory as to why Marvel is sucking with "villains". I do think Ronan was the best villain in the Marvel universe, as he was the most original (not a copy of the hero, only bad and not a robot/machine). But I think they are saving all of their cool villain moments for Thanos. Think about it, our biggest complaint with Marvel and DC (BvS had literally no villains, Luthor was a joke(r)) has to deal with the villains being
BvS sucked and this movie redeems all comic book movie failures. I have a theory as to why Marvel is sucking with "villains". I do think Ronan was the best villain in the Marvel universe, as he was the most original (not a copy of the hero, only bad and not a robot/machine). But I think they are saving all of their cool villain moments for Thanos. Think about it, our biggest complaint with Marvel and DC (BvS had literally no villains, Luthor was a joke(r)) has to deal with the villains being vanilla and over extravagant planners. Thanos is going to come in and destroy everything. Thanos is the villain that will solve Marvels problems, it just sucks we are getting a few more movies with villains being carbon copies of the hero, only evil before Thanos arrives.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:45AM on 05/04/2016
9/10 for me as well. I dare say this is the best Marvel movie yet. Civil War is everything you want in a superhero movie. I hate to compare it with Batman V Superman but Civil War is just much more fun and enjoyable. Both movies tackle a serious question and a serious theme for the entire movie. However, Civil War has the right amount of humor at the right time to counter balance it. Also, I think we may really have found the best Spider-Man in Tom Holland.
9/10 for me as well. I dare say this is the best Marvel movie yet. Civil War is everything you want in a superhero movie. I hate to compare it with Batman V Superman but Civil War is just much more fun and enjoyable. Both movies tackle a serious question and a serious theme for the entire movie. However, Civil War has the right amount of humor at the right time to counter balance it. Also, I think we may really have found the best Spider-Man in Tom Holland.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting

Movie Hottie Of The Week

More