Saturday, May 7, 2016

Captain America Civil War

Plot: The United Nations create a treaty prohibiting the Avengers from fighting bad guys unless invited. Strangely soldier Captain America (Chris Evans) rejects the government control, but bad boy Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) is all in. The other characters split up with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) & War Machine (Don Cheadle) with Iron Man, and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) & Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) with Capt'n. There are some funny fight scenes with Ant-man (Paul Rudd). An incident happens and Captain America's team springs into action, and then Iron Man's side tries to arrest them.     [imdb]    [photos]

Review: Entertaining, but weak. Weak because why are they fighting? Really they are going to kill each other about a treaty -- I never believed they hated each other -- it was just play fighting. Even in the climax with Iron Man boiling mad, the fighting was half-hearted.

This film was the weakest Avengers movie and the weakest Captain America movie too. The fighting got old, even though it was well-spaced with dialog.

I liked the relationships between the characters, like in an X-Man movie. The plot was easy enough to follow. The initial fight scene in the market was the best. Fast paced and visually interesting.

The special effects are top notch. The actors are good super hero types, and I like how the characters show their face when they talk.

Spiderman (Tim Holland) shows up, and he's in high school -- like Spiderman is supposed to be. It was too transparent that this was a launch for a new Spiderman franchise at Disney rather than it Sony.

Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlet Johansson, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd 

Directed by: Anthony and Joe Russo

Written by:
Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely based on the comic book by Mark Millar.

The Music:
Horn-heavy orchestral music from Henry Jackman

The Visuals:
Top notch

2.0 stars: An entertaining movie experience, not as good others in the series. Probably won't see it again. 

Tony Stark: Captain? You seem a little defensive.
Steve Rogers: Well, it's been a long day.
Tony Stark: If we can't accept limitations, we're no better than the bad guys.

Steve Rogers: That's not the way I see it.