Captain America: Civil War movie review 

What a great movie!

I’m just going to start this review off by saying this is in fact a freaking awesome movie and you should definitely go see it. It’s one of the best Marvel movies yet! So if you don’t want to read this whole thing, then I’ll just say it now: Captain America: Civil War is worth watching.

The Story

Civil War starts off strong and only gets stronger. There’s a lot of tension between the Avengers and the government currently and the Avengers are taking sides with one side led by Tony Stark and the other side led by Steve Rogers. Tony believes that it is best if the Avengers and all other superheroes are controlled by the government while Steve thinks that it’s the worst idea because politicians have agendas and the government would hinder the Avengers from ddoing ther job. The first half of this movie is really just alot of the ideologies clashing without any real fighting between the heroes. We have a lot of scenes where the Avengers debate amongst themselves about what’s right and what’s wrong. Let me be honest….. you’re going to change which side you support throughout the runtime of this movie (that is until the last 30 minutes or so) which is awesome. Both sides make some really good points and you feel very torn between the two which makes it even harder to watch the fight ensue. Throughout the movie things continue to escalate until we have a big fight scene between both sides which was awesome. I think my favorite part about the entire movie was this fight scene and more specifically Tom Holland as Spider-Man. Someone give that guy a medal because he KILLED IT. I look forward to seeing him in future Marvel movies because he was just awesome. Don’t believe me? Go see it for yourself. Alright so I have one minor complaint about the story overall and it doesn’t really take away from the movie, but it did kind of nag at me while I watched it. The funny part is, I was kind of expecting it. Since this is a Captain America movie, you can guess that this movie very subtly takes the side of Captain America. At first the movie has two very clear sides with very debatable opinions, but as the movie progresses Captain America seems more and more like the good guy of the movie and Tony Stark is the bad guy. Now before you get angry, I know that Tony isn’t a bad guy, but there are certain situations in the movie that seemed to paint Captain America in the good light and Tony in the bad. It just annoyed me a little bit but it didn’t ruin the movie.

The Characters

I believe this is the first movie where we see everyone in it (exclluding Guardians of the Galaxy) since Ant-Man and it’s a real thrill. The ony thing that is possibly better than the story is the characters who bring the story to life. It was just awesome to see Scarlett Witch go up against Vision and to see Spider-Man face off against Ant-Man and etc. Oh and it is always a pleasure to see Bucky back on the screen as well. I was excited to see Bucky again because, frankly, I thought he did such a wonderful job with Captain America: Winter Soldier. I think he grows even more as a character in this movie and it was pretty great, getting to see him fight alongside Captain America again. Oh and did I mention Spider-Man and hw amazing he was? For the first time on screen, I actually felt like I was watching a teenager so good job there. Basically I just really liked seeing all the characters and finally getting to see them face off. It was a real good time and has officially revamped me for future Marvel movies.

The Verdict……..4.0 out of 5.0

  • Awesome story
  • great characters and great actors
  • Spider-Man
  • Awesome fight scenes

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What I would like to see In Captain America: Civil War

We are approaching May 6, 2016….

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movie poster courtesy of Marvel.

which is the release date for Captain America Civil War. Okay so I’m going to be honest right from the get-go. I’m not totally pumped for this movie. I don’t know what it is really, but none of the trailers made my mouth drop or anything. Maybe it’s because I’ve been so excited for Deadpool (review coming soon) and Suicide Squad, that my mind is just like, “Yeah, that’s enough excitement for one year.” That doesn’t mean I’m not going to see the movie. Of course I’m gonna see this movie. It’s CIVIL WAR. Maybe I’m just not pumped for it because it’s another marvel movie that takes place in the Avengers
universe, which we’ve had so many movies of already. That’s just my opinion however, so don’t kill me over it. With that said, I’ve thought of a few things that I would like to see in this movie that would make me really excited for the next Avengers movie. So without further adieu…… (by the way this list is not numbered in any specific order).

The Death of an Avenger

Okay I know that a lot of people aren’t going to like this one because let’s be honest, who wants to see an Avenger die? When you look at Civil War, however, this movie is claiming to be the movie that will have a large effect on the rest of the MCU movies. Honestly, if this movie just features a few battles between the sides, but there are not really any lasting consequences, I’m going to be a little upset. I think it’s time that we see one of our heroes fall. I don’t have a preference for which one, because I actually like all of them. They’re all a great group of characters. That’s just going to make it worse (yes i will be upset even if I’m petitioning for the death of an Avenger) to see any of them die. Basically, what I’m saying, is that it’s time to get real.

 More Spider-Man

So I’m sure that most of us have heard about the addition of Spider-Man in this movie, but for those of you who might not have heard about it, Spider-Man is in this movie. Tom Holland was cast in the shoes of a young teenage Peter Parker (big surprise right?). From what I’ve gathered through social media, the Peter Parker we see in this movie will be spending most of his time out of his Spider-Man this time around. In the movie, Parker is recruited by Tony Stark as his protege. The movie will spend more time focusing on Peter Parker as a teenager and not as a superhero. Now I’m all down for some teenage Parker, but it sounds like we’ll hardly see any Spider-Man at all, which I am not down with. I’d like to see Parker suit up more than they’re letting on in this movie. If they don’t do that, then maybe in the future. Of course it’s also said that the details of the deal struck by Sony and Marvel  aren’t totally fleshed out yet so there is that.

Lasting consequences

Okay so this one kind of goes hand in hand with my commentary on the death of an Avenger. What I mean by lasting consequences, is that I don’t want this huge battle between the Avengers to happen and then a resolve is reached at the end of 2 hours. Then by the next Avengers movie, everything is fine. I really want this movie to leave a mark on every person involved in this war. Whenever I thought about Marvel making a civil war movie, (just speculation long before they even announced this movie) I thought it could make an epic trilogy of it’s own. I had never expected it to just be one movie.

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Movie poster courtesy of Marvel

 In conclusion

I can’t really tell you guys why I’m not super excited for this movie, but I would love to see these things in this movie. That’s just my opinion though. What would you like to see in the next Captain America movie? Leave a comment and let me know! By the way I will be releasing my review for Deadpool sometime this weekend. I have been waiting for my friend to turn 17 so we can go see it together and that’s why it’s taking so long. Take care guys and have a great week!

The Weekend Pick – 5/15/15

What’s worth watching at the theater? Pitch Perfect 2 or Mad Max3098219447_a5218d049a_o

Okay, so obviously these are going to appeal to very different people. The people that loved Pitch Perfect probably already have tickets to see the second one this weekend. The people that are ready for a destructive, no holding back action movie are probably really excited to see Mad Max: Fury Road. Both of these movies look really good though, and I will probably see both of them in time. I will tell you that Mad Max is the one I will be spending my weekend with. What better way to wind down from work/school than with an action-packed carnage-filled apocalypse movie?  I would understand if that isn’t your cup of tea, however, so it’s good that you have Pitch Perfect 2 to rely on. I plan to review both of these movies this weekend (hopefully). Now if you just really don’t want to deal with the crowds at the theaters (and trust me there will be crowds) you can just scroll on down to the netflix selections that I have picked out for you. Check out the trailers for the two right here!

What’s a good netflix movie? Stardust

Ah, there are so many hidden gems inside the vast list of streaming titles on Netflix. I try to pick out the movies that are not very big and well known, yet they deserve to be. For this weekend I picked Stardust. Seems like a girly title? That’s because this movie could be considered a chick flick (I know I know). This movie, which was based off of Neil Gaiman’s novel Stardust, is about a boy who embarks on a journey to bring home a fallen star to his beloved Victoria. He crosses over a wall into the magical world of Stormhold and finds the fallen star. The cool part about the story is that the boy finds out that the star is a real person. Together, the boy and the star journey back home, fighting witches, princes, and pirates. It is actually a very cool story, and I have yet to read the book (once again, I know), but I can say without a doubt, this is a very good movie. It has something for everyone! Give it a try! If you don’t like it, then fine…… I’ll just try again next week.

How about a good netflix show? Lost

Lost started way back in 2004 and has gathered quite the following. I myself have been binging it for awhile now and I have to say, this is one of the best shows on Netflix. If you haven’t given it a chance, then you should. This show invented cliffhangers (just an exaggeration). I mean who wouldn’t like a show about a group of plane survivors that crashed on a mysterious island?! Seriously, the mystery to the island is what makes the show so addicting! You keep coming back to learn more and more about the island, and the show pretty much murders you, since it only reveals bits at a time. The second the show starts, you are drawn in not only by the setting, but by the characters. Just give this show a chance and I promise you, you will not regret this one!

Books? The Perks of Being a Wallflower

No doubt you’ve probably heard of this book. If you have heard of it, but haven’t read it then SHAME ON YOU! This book is easily one of my favorites! Is it because I’m a teenager? Probably. But that does not change the fact that this is a superbly written book! I would encourage anyone to actually give it a try. It will more than likely appeal to the young adults, but I think everyone would like it actually. When I read this book, I was absolutely taken with the characters and the story. It’s about a kid who has always been the type to be behind the scenes. He doesn’t have any friends (seriously not one). Then his family moves and at his new school, he meets a group of friends that aren’t very popular and they accept him into their group. The events spread out to fill a whole year of school, through which the kid learns so much about life from his peers, teachers, and family. Finally in the end, he has to face his biggest fear: the past. An excellent book worth reading. Give this one a try……

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