Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Virag's Movie Reviews: Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Unlike The Avengers, which was better than I thought it would be, this flick is definitely not as good as everyone said.  The whole exercise required certain characters to do really dumb fucking things for no good reason, while the attempts at levity mostly fell incredibly flat.  Somehow pretending that the superheros are the problem when the police are chasing them through crowded tunnels and packed airports with speeding cars and helicopters and 50-caliber machine gun fire is idiotic in the extreme, but if anyone in this flick had a brain, then the movie would be 10 minutes long.  This thing needed a Joss Whedon, or better yet Quentin Tarantino, rewrite.  It's time for Marvel to admit that the Russo brothers can't make a good film; this as well as the previous Captain America movie were clunky and not very smart.  The Spider-Man stuff was okay, and Hawkeye is better when he's not in it much.  The way Iron Man was handled looked mostly like Disney taking some cheap shots at Downey because of all the money they were required to pay him to be in this garbage fire of a flick.  And the world they're building in all these movies is a pretty shitty place, with aliens attacking, constant government surveillance, Nazis planning 21st century mass murder, billion-dollar prisons where innocent people are locked up without charge or trial.  The message of these movies should be that the civilian casualties are not the biggest problem.  But then they'd need to be smarter than the Russo brothers are.

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