Captain America: Civil War (2016) (mini-review++)

captain-america-civil-war-trailer-screengrab-4(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

acting 7

directing 7

effects 8

editing 7

writing 8

SW SCORE: 37

3.7 out of 5 🐙

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The end of the Captain America trilogy brings one of the classic comic book storylines to the big screen. Civil liberties versus reasonable (?) regulation of deadly forces. It’s not that I don’t see the value to Tony Stark’s position but when Captain America takes a position, I take that position. It’s that simple. End of story. No objections will be heard. The conscience of the Marvel Universe gets it right every single time. That aside, it was cool to see Spider-man enter the MCU finally. That Tom Holland kid might have potential, is what I thought back then. I was right. My biggest compliment to this trilogy is that it took a character that was respected in the comic world but certainly not one that was A-List. That may seem insane to say but the best writers and artists were not working on Captain America in the 90s. And because of that or maybe before that was the case, the book was not a huge seller. Certainly not in comparison to the X-Men and Spider-man titles. It’s just another fine example of Marvel’s stellar creative formula and quality control that has produced so many fine and fun and good to great superhero flicks.

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(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

 

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