Captain America: Civil War (2016) Movie Review

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Is it wrong of me to think everything could have easily been solved if all teams came together and had a reasonable debate a la 12 Angry Men about their issues??

So I will admit that I am not an insanely huge fan of the superhero/comic book genre. I like certain additions to the MC and DCCU (the first Avengers & Ant-Man were fun, BvS was ehhhh), I despise certain additions to the superhero genre in general (I consider The Amazing Spiderman to be an abomination), overall I will watch whatever comes out but I certainly do not fawn over them. The Russo Brothers‘ second addition to the Captain America trilogy and MCU is an incredibly action-packed and entertaining blockbuster that I am happy I watched.

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Many concur that the action scenes in this movie are phenonmenal, particularly that Airport Scene. Read/watch whatever you hear about that scene, it will live up to your expectations by showcasing every member’s abilities brilliantly with dashes of humour sprinkled in that, unlike Age of Ultron which falls slightly into the latter of my superhero genre additions, work to add to the experience of the movie rather than hinder it (in my humble opinion). Personally I found the characterization of mostly everyone to be wonderful, and as my friend Diego of the Lazy Sunday Movie Blog eloquently put it in his reviewCivil War is “a whole lot better than some other super hero movie, which had to juggle less characters and had tons of material to use but still managed to ruin the story.” This is something I appreciated because by the end of it, I felt a connection with a majority of the characters, and there are a ton of characters. Chris Evans‘ Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.‘s Tony Stark both had justifiable reasoning in their beliefs, although one weaker link I found was Sebastian Stan as Bucky/The Winter Soldier..

Look, I get it. Shit is tough. Revelations are made in this movie I don’t wish to spoil. But Bucky says something to Tony toward the end of the movie that made me go “why would you say that??” And Stan’s performance is… okay. Of every performance, Stan’s was my least favourite. I personally thought his dead eyes felt more like a moody goth circa 2003 than a domineering figure and since like 90% of this movie hinges on the character of the Winter Soldier, I wanted to have some sense of struggle or hurt this guy was feeling. Instead I honestly thought the world would’ve been better without him… Sorry Cap. You’re still incredibly beautiful

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You know who I loved? Paul Bettany as Vision.. I think he is my favourite character in the Avengers lore. I found his chemistry with Elizabeth Olsen really great and I want to see more of that hulking, beautifully synthetic man.

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Civil War suffers from Constant Weird Extreme Close Up Syndrome. Many scenes wherein the plot was attempting to be developed felt incredibly stagnant at times and although the action sequences were fantastic, there were times where I thought “PLEASE ZOOM OUT! I DON’T NEED TO SEE THE LUSCIOUS MANE OF SO AND SO!”

How were the Black Panther and Spiderman introductions?
I mean this with all sincerity, Chadwick Boseman‘s Black Panther and Tom Holland as our new Spiderman were two of my favourite aspects of Civil War. Black Panther had a presence to him and I was intrigued by this guy, I wanted to know more. Spiderman… Oh boy. This property is finally in the right hands, that is all I will say about that.


If you’re looking for a welcome addition to the MCU and want to see two heavyweight superheroes you know and love go hard at it, check out Captain America: Civil War. If you’ll excuse me, I need to go ogle that Chris Evans gif for another hour or ten.
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Captain America: Civil War receives 4/5 Matt Damon heads

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s/o: LazySundayMovies

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

ggThor: Stark is right.
Bruce Banner: Ooh, it’s definitely the end times.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the Maximoff Siblings, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk and Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawk-Eye, dir. Joss Whedon

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Cinematographer: Ben Davis (Layer Cake, Stardust, GoTG)

Which Fictional Universe do you belong to?

VoxPop posted a gif on their Facebook page containing seven possible fictional universes one can belong to. I managed to get the Star Wars universe so I am more than happy with this.

Alls you need to do is click and drag on the universe you’re meant to be in.
Now as you all know, whichever universe you pick is a 100% accurate assessment on you.
So choose wisely 🙂

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Here are the universes in case your eyes hurt:

The Avengers Universe
1

The Superman Universe
7

The Batman Universe
2

The Harry Pottah Universe
5

The Game of Thrones Universe
3

The X-Men Universe
4

The Star Wars Universe
6

New Captain America: Civil War (2016) Character Posters

t-minus 58 days until theatres are flooded with Team Iron Man/Team Cap groups that will rival those Team Jacob/Team Edward wackadoos that flooded the early 2010s.

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I had friends that got into debates about the two. Film is subjective, like who you like..
But seriously guys, let me finish my lunch before deciding whose ab count is superior. (Spoiler alert: it’s obviously Jacob)


Comingsoon.net recently posted the character posters for each respective team and they are fierce, with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) getting that fiery red tint whereas Cap (the beautiful Chris Evans) received the cool blue treatment. 
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comes out on May 6th, 2016 and is directed by the Russo Brothers, the same brothers who helmed the previous Cap film Winter Soldier.

Whose team are you on? Personally… I’m on Team-Chris-Evans-Ripping-a-Block-of-Wood-In-Half. But I’m biased… Check out the posters below!
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Team Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
Don Cheadle as Rhodey/War Machine
Paul Bettany as Vision

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 Team Captain America
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Elisabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man

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