So Captain America Civil war is finally out. From the very first trailer the film had created a monster buzz globally, every territory exhibitor across the globe had pledge alliance to the studio and distributor to open this film on maximum number of screens they can. Usually trailers don’t radically grown in terms of consumer expectations but Captain America -Civil War broke all norms, each teaser and trailer grew from strength to strength and the expectations were Massive. The day has come, the film has opened . Does it live up to the expectation and does it deliver lets find out.
Firstly the film does and doesn’t live up to its expectations. The story is as follows. The last incident at Sakovia has left a bad taste in the mouths of the world leader who fell the avengers need to be in check , god knows why they feel that as Sakovia saved billions of life’s and destroyed the world’s greatest threat ULTRON. But some fuckers feel they are a threat and the world ask the Avengers to sign a agreement saying they will be under guide lines from now, basically domesticating them. Iron man who’s on a depression spree since pepper delicious pots has dumped his metal ass is the first to jump on the dotted line, followed by his side kick Rodes , however Captain America feels otherwise and tell them to fuck off. The group is divided (as seen in the trailer, and as the title implies) America and his crew on one side and Ironman and his crew on the other. In the mean time the Winter “bucky” soldier shows up and Captain America’s heart skips a beat ( their relationship is rather questionable) Bucky who is no more the winter soldier is leading a normal life after hydra collapses. However his back luck leads to him once again being framed for a crime, a massive crime. This is where battle lines are drawn America and crew out to save bucky and Iron man and company out to get him , difference of opinion sparks the civil war. Is bucky the villian , is America right is Iron Man right and how is the issue and mystery sorted in the end makes for the rest of the story.
To start with, the film is directed by the Russo brothers who gave us the brilliant CA- Winter Soldier , the plot the mission the villain. It was bang on. However the sequel doesn’t quite deliver the same effect. The first half ( films in India are viewed in 2 half’s ) is rather slow with the occasional brilliant action scenes( the opening one in particular ) but the slow narrative only kills the entertaining action sequences. The story picks up in parts but the overall tone of the film is rather dull, and the issue faced by the common man is totally un necessary. The film opens rather impressively but then the pace slows down like a bad game of football. The screenplay is a major letdown with the entire reason for the civil war being flimsy. The direction on the other hand is top notch as the russo brothers manage to keep the pace fast, even though the first half could have been tighter. 2 fists up for them.
Coming to the performances no prize for guessing Iron man (Downey) and Cap America (Evans) lead the pact , the conflict is teeth grinding. Black Widow(Johanson) is as usual awesome . Marvel she really needs a film of her own. The rest of the cast is great, each play their part to perfection . A special shout out to Black Panther. More power to you brother.
The Action of the film is awe inspiring. No words to describe it. Especially the last fight.
The film is worth every penny of your pound ,euro, rupee, Dollar. Go watch it, Go watch it now.
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