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Captain America: Civil War, the most recent billion-dollar sensory assault from the mighty Marvel Studios, reached in North American theaters last Thursday. While I would normally present to you an all-you-can-hate buffet of reasons to loathe this film, I simply cannot. Its quite good. Great, even. I will stop short of declaring it a new standard for human invention, but I will gladly declare I had enjoyable in my fanny during most of the runtime.
Civil War baby-sits at 91% on Rotten Tomatoes as of press occasion, which is 63 percentage points higher than the recent liberate from Marvels mortal antagonists at DC Comics, Batman v Superman: Sunrise of Justice a movie I detested with the passion of a thousand red-faced Kryptonian suns. Civil War was very, very enjoyable, but was it that much better than Batman v Superman? Lets find out.
The action in superhero cinema is often merely a meant to be an objective. For me, these incidents are like the layer on a pizza. You require the crust to be there in order to exhaust the rest of the pizza slice. Without it, youd have to hold it up from the bottom or, God forbid, eat it with a forking like some ostentatious arse who wears a bib and a monocle to the dinner table. If Marvel and DC genuinely want me to dislike their next big rogue, have him or her devour a slice of pizza with a damn forking and spear and Ill start hissing audibly until protection flings me out of the auditorium. The action in these movies get you where you need to go, like a pizza layer. Its functional, but when done exceptionally well, it is possible to thrilling.
The superhero genre is defined in part by the presence of action vistums. Without characters performing acts beyond the scope of the laws of physics while overcoming remorseless enemies, a movie cant certainly has become a superhero cinema in the classic gumption. Scarlett Johansson doing a cartwheel onto a semi truck while brandishing two small-minded weapons and presenting her rear end for teenage sons to ogle is an attempt to wow the audience into submission, but its generally rendered empty spectacle. Thats not because the person doing the laughingstock wiggling and cartwheeling is a stuntperson or a CGI innovation. Its because the characters almost never suffer harms. You might catch Robert Downey Jr with a brutal nose or two, or his arm might end up in a sling privilege before the big climax, but that doesnt tends to get in the way of the slam-bang climax.