Friday, May 6, 2016

Captain America - Civil War : Movie Review

Desi Rating: 4.5/5

Directed by:      Anthony Russo
                          Joe Russo
Produced by:    Kevin Feige
Screenplay by: Christopher MArkus
                         Stephen McFeely
Production:      Marvel Studios


Chris Evans
Robert Downey Jr.
Scarlett Johansson
Sebastian Stan
Anthony Mackie
Don Cheadle
Jeremy Renner
Chadwick Boseman
Paul Bettany
Elicabeth Olsen
Paul rudd
Emily VanCamp
Tom Holland
Frank Grillo
William Hurt
Daniel Bruhl

I am so impressed with Marvel Studios. They seem to have cracked the code to entertainment when it comes to Super hero movies. 

As per the trailers and poster, I was expecting a solid conflict between Captain America and Iron Man,  that technically should drive the story and eventually lead to an epic war sequence also I was hoping for the movie to be not lost in story development of new characters being introduced and it did just that

Screenplay is very well knitted , what was interesting throughout the film was the evolution of conflict between Steve and Tony and how every one gets involved and we know exactly why each and every character is fighting for the sides they are on. Director has done justice to the screen play as well, nothing seems staged or unnecessary. He has seemingly over come the challenge of having a dozen action heroes in 147 minute movie and yet each one of them shines through with ample screen time.  This Movie is not the story of good vs. evil , audience will have hard time choosing whose side they are on, as director has added concrete plot backing each sides.

Coming to Action sequences great job by the team, as soon as one feels the story/drama is going too far there comes a super hero packed action that will drag you back into movie , none of them feel forced rather helps the plot development.

This movie is action packed and all of the action moments are choreographed to epic proportions but the action sequence at the airport gives you the experience of a life time. Its like every action hero fanatic's dream and fantasy coming to life.

There are two new characters introduced in this episode Black Panther and Spider man.

For me I wasn't aware of black Panther character before so I am not sure how authentic it is in the movie compared to the comic book but his costume , fighting manner, back story really stands out and I believe this character deserves a separate movie.

Spider man is already an established and famous character, his presence in the move was refreshing and made airport action sequences so much fun plus one get full perspective on how power full that character is. He seemed strongest of all the super heroes, being a fan myself that was a delight.

Graphics , Music and Over all production is what one can expect in today's time from Hollywood.

As far as actors are concerned there is no doubt about them. In an action packed super hero film there is very little margin for acting and in this context Scarlett Johansson got the part with the maximum acting potential and she excels as usual.

Dozen of super heroes , over many cities across the world , couple of twists and turns in the plot and of course larger than life action sequences/graphics and yet nothing seems busy or out of control. For all super hero/comic characters movie buffs this movie will definitely wash away all the scars Batman vs. Superman left. I go with 4.5 stars

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