A sat­is­fy­ing civil war

Chinchilla News - - LIFE -

AS HEROES be­come more pow­er­ful, so must the vil­lains if they’re to have any chance of win­ning.

And when bat­tles be­come more in­tense, lives are go­ing to be lost. But is it worth it? How can this de­struc­tion be con­trolled?

Di­rec­tors of Cap­tain Amer­ica: Win­ter Sol­dier, An­thony Russo and Joe Russo re­turn for this next in­stal­ment, Cap­tain Amer­ica: Civil War.

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) find them­selves on dif­fer­ent sides of the coin when it is pro­posed that the Avengers no longer be al­lowed to act as a pri­vate en­ter­prise, but should come un­der the ju­ris­dic­tion and con­trol of the United Na­tions, only to be de­ployed when the UN de­cide it is nec­es­sary.

With Iron Man and Cap­tain Amer­ica at odds with each other, the rest of the Avengers stand di­vided.

With so many high pow­ered in­di­vid­u­als, this was never go­ing to be a sim­ple or easy bat­tle. Both sides pull out all the stops, re­cruit­ing who­ever they can find.

The re­sult? Some pretty quick paced and painful look­ing fights.

Each char­ac­ter has a unique style, cater­ing to their own in­di­vid­ual weapons and abil­i­ties; yet, with all these dif­fer­ences, they still man­age to move with amaz­ing syn­chronic­ity to use and al­low for the other mem­bers of their team.

Af­ter op­er­at­ing side-by-side for so long, peo­ple are bound to make per­sonal con­nec­tions.

The ban­ter, sar­casm and in­side jokes be­tween our heroes makes this ob­vi­ous.

It car­ries over from when they’re fight­ing to­gether to when they are pit­ted against each other, cre­at­ing an amus­ing jux­ta­po­si­tion, and re­mind­ing us that, they are fight­ing for and against a cause, not each other.

As far as su­per­hero movies go, it’s fair to say that Marvel is step­ping up their game with this one. Civil War has a much grit­tier and darker feel to it, show­ing us the con­se­quences of peo­ple’s ac­tions in the form of lives lost. And not just the lives of the bad guys.

Af­ter the open­ing bat­tle of the movie, King T’Chaka ad­dressed the UN stat­ing that live had been lost “not only be­cause of the ac­tions of crim­i­nals, but by the in­dif­fer­ence of those pledged to stop them. Vic­tory at the ex­pense of the in­no­cent is no vic­tory at all”.

A bit of fresh blood is added to the mix, in the form of Peter Parker (Tom Holland), the young, new hero, Spi­derman.

True to the comics, Spi­derman is a quick talk­ing, fast think­ing, nerdy kid, who, de­spite hav­ing been a hero on his own for a lit­tle while, still has an in­no­cence about him.

He wants to see the pos­i­tives in ev­ery sit­u­a­tion, de­spite what life has al­ready thrown at him.

His quirky com­ments, hero-wor­ship of the older Avengers (on both sides of the fight), and over­all child­ish en­thu­si­asm, bring a lit­tle more joy to the screen.

If you aren’t up to date with the rest of the Marvel cin­e­matic works, you’ll still be able to en­joy this lat­est in­stal­ment.

If you are, you’ll find your­self con­nect­ing the dots.

With so many char­ac­ters and heaps of lit­tle de­tails, you’ll find an­swers to one ques­tion, while ask­ing your­self three more.

With an end­ing that will leave you both sat­is­fied at the close of one chap­ter and want­ing to know what comes next, Civil War is an­other ti­tle in Marvel’s list of suc­cesses.

Just An­other Fan­girl is a movie nut. She’s here to share her love of cinema with you through re­views of movies screen­ing at the Chin­chilla Cinema. Keep your eye out here or on the cinema’s Face­book page for her re­views.

PHOTO: DIS­NEY

AT WAR: Jeremy Ren­ner, El­iz­a­beth Olsen, Chris Evans and Se­bas­tian Stan in a scene from the movie Cap­tain Amer­ica: Civil War.

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