Captain America: Civil War (2016) – Review

Civil_War_Final_PosterSet after the events of Avengers: Age of UltronCaptain America: Civil War shows a world in which the civilian population has suffered catastrophe after catastrophe. Alien invasions, plummeting cities, general super-powered destruction and death.

In order to deal with growing public outrage at collateral damage, the UN takes control of the Avengers. Those who sign up can only intervene in situations when instructed. Those who refuse to sign are arrested, or forced to retire.

Captain America (and friends) end up on the other side from Iron Man (and different friends). While they fight over philosophical differences, future Nazis search for cryogenically-frozen super-soldiers.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron (Review)

Avengers Age of UltronI don’t go to the cinema very often – there are only a few films that I make the effort to see on a big screen, generally preferring a comfortable sofa to a seat in a room full of rustling popcorn. Currently though, I try to go see the Marvel superhero films; they tend towards grand spectacle, and work better when able to be larger and noisier.

Avengers: Age of Ultron continues on from both the previous Avengers film and the various films of the separate superheroes who make up the Avengers. There are aspects of character and situation that you’ll have to catch up on if you missed one of the earlier films, but the basic idea is simple, and the film makes sense even if you don’t understand every little detail. Continue reading “Avengers: Age of Ultron (Review)”