Thursday, May 26, 2016

MY THOUGHTS: Marvel's Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Genre:
Action/Adventure
Science Fiction/Fantasy
Rating:
PG-13
Run Time:
147 minutes
Release Date:
May 6, 2016

Directed by:
Anthony Russo & Joe Russo

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Plot Summary:
Marvel's Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly-formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity, but after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team.


Cast:
Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chadwick Boseman, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Tom Holland, Emily VanCamp



*My Thoughts*

Note: This review contains NO spoilers

So...I finally watched third Captain America film!?! It definitely was explosive. The camaraderie of these superheroes...or as they were called "enhanced individuals"... were pulled apart. With all their to safeguard humanity and the world, a horrifically large amount of collateral damage tends to follow. Therefore, the world reacts by imposing rules on our Avengers, and they all disagree with their own reasoning. To each of them, their reasoning has its good points...and bad points. More chaos ensues to further aggravate the already 
growing adversity of these Avengers.

In the center of these disagreements, Captain America, Steve Rogers, is in the middle of this mess of friend(s) and must decide on what "truth(s)" he must tackle...and which friend he has to protect. Steve isn't the only one struggling with taking sides between friends. Lines are drawn and the fighting ensues. Plus, out of the chaos, another hero is introduced to the audience...Black Panther. In addition to Black Panther, an all new and re-imagined Spiderman joins the mix.

The script/story is cohensive, even with all the various character background stories included in the mix. We do find out about the troubled past our heroes live with...and how they deal with it, especially Iron Man. The story, in itself, had a dramatic flair when pitting friends against each other over some truths...or was it lies!?! The truth always hurts...doesn't it!?! They all have their reasons for doing what they do...for the love of their friends. The action is pretty repetitive, but always pumped up to a new level. Well, isn't it what fans expect...haha! What is a Marvel film without its moments of humor...and, of course, Stan Lee's cameos. Very enjoyable and laugh out loud fun.

In the end, there was so much of character stories left open that there has to be more films coming. The end scene and the after credits scene just further confirmed that there will be more films to look forward to.

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