sexta-feira, 6 de maio de 2016

Review - Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

DISCLAIMER: Before I start, you clicked on the post, obviously there are going to be SPOILERS. IT’S FULL OF SPOILERS, VEEEERY MANY SPOILERS. BE WARNED…

Directed by: Anthony Russo; Joe Russo
Based on: Captain America by Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller
UK Rating: 12+
Release Date: 29 April 2016
Runtime: 147 minutes
My rating: 4.5/5

Synopsis: Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side.

Marvel continues doing a great job!

Went to see Captain America with pretty high expectations and it most definitely does not disappoint! The balance between exposition and action was just right and the story between the characters simply worked. New characters were introduced and they were done just the right way. I do agree with some people that they could have done the trailer without adding Spiderman, I would rather preferred if he suddenly showed but when he was introduced, he was good! I definitely loved the way they introduced Black Panther as well and actually made me hyped for their own movies when they come out. They have also finally managed to find a good Spiderman! (Hopefully, his own movie will be just as good!) I would have liked to have seen more of some of the other characters, but I guess this was a Captain America movie after all. In terms of the main plot and the ‘bad guys’ it was very well presented. (I’m not going to use the word villains because I am #TeamIronMan, plus there weren’t any villains really) They began by making the world hate them, moved on to splitting the team against each other by making them sign this contract, they are fine at first but then someone does an illegal thing which leads to more illegal things and then the two sides start fighting, turns out it was the main ‘bad guy’ who had started everything just to watch everyone fight each other, but in reality he really wasn’t a bad person, he just wanted revenge. Now that that’s out of the way, it was interesting to see the way they made the fights because at first you have a big fight scene with everyone, but it is all building up to the final fight scene with the two main characters: Captain America and Iron Man, and it most definitely does not lose its hype throughout the movie.
As you can probably tell, I really liked the movie, however, if I do have to say something negative about it, then I would probably say I didn’t like the whole relationship between Captain America and Sharon Carter. I found that unnecessary and to be honest quite forced. Especially given that Agent Carter had died a couple of scenes before. But other than that, it was really good! (And yay for Ant-man!)

If you haven’t already seen the movie, grab a ticket and go see it. It’s definitely worth it!