Saturday, May 14, 2016

Phil sees CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR in 3D from Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures - May 13, 2016

Marvel Studios has finally unleashed their newest film which will kick off their Phase Three of their Marvel Cinematic Universe. But let's travel back in time real quick. In 2014, filmmakers Anthony and Joe Russo aka The Russo Brothers directed one of the best Marvel film's up to that point with CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLIDER. It would go on to be come one of the biggest films ever and the most critically acclaimed film in the MCU. When I first saw it, I thought there was no way the next film could be as good or better than this. I am very happy to say that the Russo Brothers have proven me wrong. To make a long story short CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR will go down as the best Marvel Studios film ever made.

Theatrical Movie Poster
The film's official synopsis: With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Anti-Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a heroes actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spiderman) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Sharon Carter, Scarlett Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges.

What can I say that already hasn't been by the press, by the media and by the fans? This is a fantastic film filled with action, intrigue, betrayal and Spider-Man!! Yes!! About damn time that our friendly neighborhood web swinger swung his way into the MCU!! See Sony, THIS IS HOW YOU DO SPIDER-MAN!! 'Nuff said!! Let's move on, shall we?

Once again the Russo Brothers show off their insane talents as writers and directors as they fulfill every one of Marvel Studios' insane requirements like: Have both Captain America and Iron Man share enough screen time even though it's Cap's movie, work in the Winter Soilder backstory, introduce both the Black Panther and Spider-Man, have the story tie-in to the AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON movie and also sets up the AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR films, make the big Avengers fight scene be totally off the charts, make Ant-Man become Giant-Man, set up the SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING movie, and last but not least, make an entertaining, thought provoking, complex but easy to follow action adventure film that will shatter boxoffice records and secure your job statuses on working for Marvel Studios for the next couple more years. So, no pressure at all really.

Chris Evens once again proves that he is Captain America and that not even Robert Downey, Jr.'s Iron Man can take away his screen time because it's his movie damn it! And like in the trailer, Cap is sticking with his childhood buddy Bucky Barnes and basically telling Tony Stark and the United States to f*ck off cause he and his companions aren't going to be working for them and he's gonna be saving the world on his terms. Yup, stick it to the man Cap!!

But Stark still has a couple of aces up his sleeve. First there's the Black Panther, who blames Bucky for the death of his father. Then he recruits the teenaged Peter Parker because of all the crazy stunts he saw Peter do on YouTube. Yes, the Internet can be a helpful tool when trying to find recruits for Team Iron Man. Plus, it'll help you to get Tony Stark to provide you an awesomely cool superhero costume.

As you can see I'm trying to make this a "spoiler free" review I still believe in going to the movies, getting caught up in the storyline, become emotionally involved with the film's characters and simply enjoy the cinematic experience with those people around. Now, it's all about leaked plots and characters, location findings and costumes. Where's the element of surprise? Don't you want to walk into a movie screening and not know what is in store for you? To be honest I miss those days and unfortunately, because of the world we live in, it's harder and harder not to know everything about the movie before you go see it. So that's why I'm not revealing hardly anything here. Just a common courtesy that I think most critics, bloggers and reviewers are forgetting to do these days.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is one of the best summer blockbusters of 2016!! The film definitely lives up to the hype and once again proves that the Russo Brothers can do anything!! So go see this movie today and see what a superhero movie can be!! 5 out of 5 stars!! Highly recommended!!

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is currently playing in theaters nationwide. The movie is also being shown at select IMAX theaters as well. Check your local listings to see if it's playing at a theater near you.  

Thanks for reading, and enjoy the show!

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