Monday, May 9, 2016

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Director(s): Anthony Russo, Joe Russo. Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, illiam Hurt, Martin Freeman, John Slattery, Hope Davis, Alfre Woodard, Marisa Tomei. 147 min. Rated PG-13. Action/Fantasy.

Good stuff: current-day palpable concept of Avengers ignoring sovereign borders and their need to get in line (which ironically, Captain "America" is against), the new immature Spider-Man, the Winter Soldier (again a strong point), a giant Ant-Man (an oxymoron), the "Hey, Manchurian candidate, you're killing me" quote, the twist about Tony Stark's parents, the soundtrack, Marisa Tomei (even if for a few seconds). Weak stuff: Too long, too many superheroes, having a hard time remembering who's on whose side, rotoscoping action sequence (hurts the eyes), no major super-villain.

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