Captain America: Civil War

One of the most anticipated movies in 2016. Fortunately, our company treated us for a free movie/block screening for this film. Yey!! The film’s marketing strategy is to let you choose a side prior to watching the film and like any other Marvel fans, I picked a side – Team Cap FTW!! Mainly because Chris Evans is sooooo effin’ hot! hahah!! I’m a Hulk fan all the way but he’s not in this film so….


Synopsis:

After several incidents that involved the Avengers (past MCU films), the United Nations wanted to govern or take control of the Avenger’s operations to prevent conflicts and mainly to avoid a vast number of casualties that may result from any future saving of the world. This created a conflict between Captain America aka Steve Rogers and Ironman aka Anthony Stark. This conflict divided the team resulting in an epic battle until a much complex plot was revealed as the main reason for everything that has happened.

Likes:

Plot – very, very good! It’s not as uncomplicated as I thought it would be but it is refreshing and perfectly weaved the storyline. It has the basic elements of revenge, betrayal, loyalty and morality.

Action Scenes – one of the best action scenes so far! The airport battle is one for the books! Whew!! I thought that there would be so much going on having twelve (yes, TWELVE!) superheroes fighting each other but it was executed perfectly and harmoniously. It was hard to pick who will win from that epic battle. It was really good!!

Execution – superb! The guys behind the direction of this movie were geniuses. They really did a good job.

Sub-plots – it’s as important as the main plot. Or actually, the movie is composed of multiple sub-plots woven together to create one great plot.

Humor – as always, this is something that obviously sets it apart from the DC films. It has the right timing for humor to lessen the heart-pounding, hard core action scenes. It’s like a cue to the audience to pause from doing air punches first, laugh out loud, then resume.

Post Credit Scenes – alright, there are TWO post credit scenes here. One involving the winter soldier and the other one involving your friendly neighborhood.

Spiderman – I was really partial for a teenage spiderman but I thought he was cute and a breath of fresh air in a film with grown up superheroes.

Dislikes:

Shaky camera – I know that it added great effects in some action films but there are scenes that does not have action sequences and the camera is still shaky, Maybe because the scene does not involve the main actors thus the direction unit thought of just using a handheld camera – take the scene and cut and move on to the next one.

Over All Impression:

This is by far, my most favorite MCU movie. I would watch it again with my friends and again with my family. It is given that the action scenes are on point but what I really like about this movie, just like any other MCU films, is the humor that were injected all through out the film. The humor is something that’s missing terribly from the DC films. Whew!! I love it! I just love it!!

Nine tiaras out of ten!!! Yeah!!

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