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Review: Captain America: Civil War

It doesn’t get much better than this. And I say that fully believing that Marvel can go even bigger, better and more exciting. If after more than ten movies deep into their film slate, Marvel can still produce something as amazing as Captain America: Civil War, then the future remains as bright as ever. This is the epic, spectacular, big bombast superhero movie that Marvel has been building towards all these years.

Movie Rating: 9/10 – Great.

Captain America: Civil War is a glorious mix of spectacle and drama, combining some of the most touching and important character work in the entire franchise with quite possibly the greatest bout of superhero action to ever grace the silver screen. The centerpiece ‘war’ between heroes at the abandoned airport is worth the price of admission alone. It’s worth of price of admission to every Marvel movie we’ve seen so far, building on almost each and every film to instill real emotional heft to these characters and their punches.

When Captain American, Iron Man and their allies face off in Civil War, there is real history behind it. We’ve seen the previous movies. We’ve seen the friendships and rivalries grow and build and strain. We’ve seen Steve Rogers and Tony Stark get testy in The Avengers. We’ve watched Black Widow’s character arc from the sidelines of other movies. We’ve seen Ant-Man consider calling the Avengers for help. This has been a journey.

Civil War is a movie for Marvel fans, for the people who have seen all their movies and probably held mini-marathons to gear up for this new one. It’s not ashamed of that focus, and it shouldn’t be. Marvel is producing a masterpiece on a scale never before imagined, and they’re pulling it off with such skill and excitement that I almost feel bad for other movies.

Like, do any of the previous Spider-Man movies even matter anymore? Batman v. Superman surely doesn’t.

Join me after the jump for the full review. There will be SPOILERS for Captain America: Civil War.

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The Captain America Movie You Didn’t Know Existed

I saw Captain America: Civil War last night and loved it to dickens! It’s great, it’s epic, it’s so much fun! It lives up to all the hype! My review will go up later today, but for now, let’s take a look at the classic 1990 Captain America, in an age when the world wasn’t so epic.

It was a simpler, darker time. Thankfully, the world has evolved into Civil War! But Screen Junkies is right, we must never forget how good we have it.


Spider-Man Has Arrived in the New Captain America: Civil War Trailer!

And the trailer itself is pretty awesome too!

I was personally hoping that Marvel wouldn’t reveal the new Spider-Man ahead of Captain America: Civil War, but they had to do something to take attention away from the Batman Battle movie. And this is a fun way to do it! The trailer itself is all about the movie, laying out the stakes as plainly and as cleanly as possible. Nobody should be confused as to what this ‘civil war’ is about. Then throwing Spider-Man into a post-trailer teaser is just a neat little way. Marvel knows the baggage that a movie Spider-Man has, and hopefully this will be the start of cleaning him up.

Movie looks great! Bring it on, already!


All Those New Movie Trailers from the Super Bowl

Just like every year, the Super Bowl featured a whole bunch of nifty trailers for this year’s movies. They’re all pretty great. I love me some movies. Let’s run them down, shall we?

Captain America: Civil War

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

The Jungle Book

Jason Bourne

Independence Day: Resurgence

X-Men: Apocalypse


The Civil War Has Already Begun!

By that, of course, I mean the war between Captain America and Iron Man! It was there all along, we just didn’t fully notice until now.

Kudos to Mr. Sunday Movies, one of my favorite Youtube personalities. That was some quality comedy fun! And once again reminds me that I need to work on my video editing skills.


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