Captain America: Civil War
Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olson, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Bruhl (Rated M – 147 min).
Antman turns up (bigger than ever) but no sign of Thor or Hulk men in tights and steel are still in full force here. If the recent darkened overcooked Batman Vs Superman had as little as a third of the class and enthusiasm that this latest Marvel installment beams, it may have not been so disregarded by so many. Be that as it may, Captain America will blaze across screens giving fans and audiences alike plenty of bang for their cinema buck.
Civil War refers to The Avengers initiative temporarily being pulled apart in a type of collateral damage due to being made responsible for all the carnage and unnecessary deaths resulting from their crime fighting ways. Once friends and brothers in arms, Ironman and Cap disagree on a treaty set up by Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross (William Hurt) wanting to call the shots rather than take it upon themselves to get the intergalactic bad guys.
The pair eventually duel with various fellow avengers unfortunately choosing sides on either team. However a threat from a former foe of Captain America, HYDRA, long thought distinct is resurrected in a new form while putting the blame on the now innocent Winter Soldier from the previous film.
Did you get all that? Wait there’s more; only you have to go see it to find out.
Action set pieces are incredibly executed combining elite battle moves and cool state of the art effects. Comedy as always in the Marvel films are welcome elements throughout the breathless mayhem.
The introduction to the third Spiderman in 14 years (Tom Holland) is perfectly charming while the less familiar awakening of Black Panther is absolutely clinical envisioning toughness and agility with a back-story touched on whetting the appetite for his own upcoming solo film adventure.
Trying not to be cynical, we don’t need another hero; although this is a movie which just may be the best of its kind for 2016, at least until Suicide Squad opens in August.
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