Captain America: Civil War (2016)-Film review

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Captain America Civil War is the latest film in the ever growing Marvel Cinematic Universe and is the 3rd Captain America film, although it seems much more like the 3rd Avengers film as it features the majority of hero’s that we’ve seen before (excluding Hulk and Thor), and introduces the characters Black Panther and Spiderman to the growing pool of superheroes. Based very loosely on the 2005 comic book series of the same name, this film pits the Avengers against each other, as leading Hero’s Captain America and Ironman disagree over a decree to turn the hero’s into assets of the UN; Ironman believes they need to be controlled, as when they are left to their own devices innocent people can sometimes get hurt, whereas Captain American believes they shouldn’t be weapons for a government as they can be corrupted. The film is very much about this clash of ideology between these two powerhouses, as all the characters we’ve come to know and love are forced to take a side and fight people they once saw as friends. It also continues the story of Bucky Barns a.k.a. The Winter Soldier that was started in the last Captain America film. The film is directed by the Russo Brothers and stars the returning cast of Chris Evans, Robert Downy Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Rudd, and introduces Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther and Tom Hollan as Spiderman.     Continue reading “Captain America: Civil War (2016)-Film review”

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice(2016)- Film review

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Batman v Superman is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman, with Jeremy Irons, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams and Gal Gadot supporting. It is the second film in planned DC Cinematic universe, after Man of Steel. As the title implies, the film focuses on the clash of these two well-known heroes. Batman, and the rest of the world, are in a fierce debate over Superman’s morality after the death and destruction of Metropolis caused during his fight with General Zod at the end of Man of Steel. Batman sees Superman as a threat to humanity on a global scale and, motivated by the death of a friend in the Metropolis battle, makes it his personal vendetta to destroy the Man of Steel. Unfortunately, the rest of the plot was spoiled by that second trailer, so as the trailer shows, Lex Luthor is in the background manipulating events, and another villain, Doomsday, appears to bring the characters together. There was stuff I enjoyed in this film, and some things I probably liked more as a fan of the comics, but there was also a lot of elements I really didn’t like. Continue reading “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice(2016)- Film review”

Super (2010)-Film review

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Super is directed by James Gunn and stars Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page and Kevin Bacon. It is a dark and brutally violent comedy about a religious fanatic who believes God has chosen him to fight crime after his wife leaves him for a drug dealer. The film had some cool and funny moments, but is also very messed up and a bit depressing, so some of the comedy struggles to come through. The film has a very similar premise to Kick-Ass as its a normal person trying to be super hero, and a lot of similar things happen in the two films (although they came out in the same year so I wouldn’t say this was a rip off of Kick Ass). The big difference, though, is that Super keeps it feeling gritty. While being funny at times, it doesn’t have the fun tone of kick ass and is actually a bit of a downer throughout when you think about it.  Continue reading “Super (2010)-Film review”

Batman, The Long Halloween- Comic Review

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I really don’t want to spoil much from the plot of this story as the mystery is a lot of the enjoyment, but the basic plot is that an unknown killer starts to murder family members of the Gotham mob coinciding with anual holidays, starting with Halloween, while Batman, Jim Gordon and Harvey Dent are trying to uncover the killer; and it is an amazing Batman story! Continue reading “Batman, The Long Halloween- Comic Review”