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Captain America: Civil War
18 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Captain America Civil War ("He's My Friend"... "So Was I") (Quick Review)
Civil War has begun as Cap and Iron Man clash over political differences. The catastrophic events of the past has caught up. The Avengers are all to be held accountable for. But who is right? Cap who believes in freedom the will to do what needs to be done without govern restrictions! or Iron Man who believes restrictions and rules for superheroes will create a more stable world! Iron Man understands the consequences of no restrictions I mean he did create Ultron afterall and Cap well he has experienced first hand that shackles are bonded with corruption.

Cap and Iron Man have never seen eye to eye ever since The Avengers and it's clear this confrontation was building up. Director Josh Whedon at the time did a fantastic job of creating this conflict in The Avengers probably knowing someday that Civil War would happen. I admire Marvel for thinking ahead and connecting the story years later. Cap and Iron Man have come a long way ever since The Avengers there morales and ethics are still different either of them could be right because both of there arguments are valid and logical as you see throughout the movie.

If you enjoyed the new turn The Winter Solider took into more grounded superhero genre territory you will enjoy this movie. Civil War is in the same boat but in a much bigger scale with more heroes on screen including new addition's Black Panther and Spider Man both who are done exceptional well. It's clear directors The Russo Brothers see these characters as the fans do and for a movie with so many superheroes on-screen The Russo Brothers found a way not the pollute the movie by only giving us snip bits here and there of them.
Civil War is movie that relies on your knowledge of the previous movies such as The First Avenger, Avengers, Winter Solider and Age Of Ultron you will be lost if you haven't at least seen Winter Solider.

Captain America Civil War adds just enough screen time to introduce new characters while not over overindulging us with unnecessary story arc while still keeping to what the movie is centred around Cap v Iron Man.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
19 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Batman V Superman (Dawn Of Justice) God V Man (Quick Review)

Like Man of Steel the visual effects looked stunning in BvS and when The Dark Knight finally fights Superman it's brutal. The lead up to the fight drags however! The character development of Ben Affleck as Batman was particularly strong and I liked how Zack Snyder already created this established world as if Bruce and Alfred have been fighting crime for years.

As for the rest of the main characters Henry Cavill as Superman is much darker and a more experienced Superman this time round but yet still grasping his power. Gal Gadot as Wonder Women was stale maybe it's the direction or the way the lines were written I still see potential though. Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luther he was more of a comedic maniac rather than a villain with a purpose I found myself laughing at him.

I just wish BvS had a part of Chris Nolan's Dark Knight franchise at its core less action and spectacle with a little more heart, I was hoping it would be a step up from Man of Steel rather than a step back. Man of Steel is a great movie but the lead up to the great parts were slow the same mistake is done here.

Batman v Superman is a decent comic book movie and will please most but for the enthusiasts like myself who wanted more it's not quite there. Just a pity about the rushed final act and little character development of it's villains, If the movie had of just been about Batman v Superman instead of rushing to the finish line to form the Justice League sacrificing a powerful story that was lost in all the destruction, chaos and CGI it may have been Epic. Thankfully though all is not lost the fight between Batman and Superman & Hans Zimmers score make up for the price of admission.

Review By Marc Cassidy

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
23 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A Force Not To Be Reckoned With
30 years after the destruction of the Galactic Empire , an evil threat arises from the ashes known as the First Order to take on the mantle of ruling the galaxy once more, all is not lost though because the Force has awoken yet again and whispers are spreading of a certain lost Jedi who has become myth and turned legend known as Luke Skywalker.... name sound familiar?

Star Wars The Force Awakens is magnificent scfi opera bringing me back to as it once was in a galaxy far far away decades ago. Director JJ Abrams has implemented force mythology to be reckoned with breathing new life into a expanded universe left on the edge of defeat.

The Force Awakens is a movie that captures the essence of what makes Star Wars feel like Star Wars filled with history and old relics of destruction and a devastating past, with a new generation of carefully crafted cast members including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Issac and of course the charismatic BB8, with also the help of some familiar faces and old blood to guide us throughout this magnificent adventure, and lets not forget Kylo Ren played by Adam Driver there's a lot more to tell than what meets the eye he isn't just this evil man in a mask that wields a lightsaber thankfully.

Star Wars The Force Awakens, is scfi opera at it's best bringing nostalgia back to old fans like myself while still appealing to the new generation of fans and even non Star Wars fans alike.

Review By Marc Cassidy 21/12/15

The Incredible Hulk
23 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Edward Norton as (Bruce Banner) added all the formulas of what the hulk really is.

Avengers: Age of Ultron
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Avengers Age Of Ultron Reassembled :/ Quick Review

When the Avengers first released back in 2008 it was a true comic book movie with whit and charisma, seeing so many of my favorite superheros onscreen such as Thor and Iron Man was exhilarating, A movie based around a team of insoluble superheros with different mind sets and backgrounds who are brought together to save the world. The Avengers surpassed expectations.

Few years down the line and after tons of trailers and TV Spots I finally got to see the sequel to the Avengers, The Avengers Age Of Ultron, This time round the Avengers are back to stop an alarming threat know as Ultron a computer AI with advanced capabilities.

You will find familiar ground in this movie when you compare it to the Avengers especially the final act. The sequel is more action focused similar to The Hobbit Battle of the Five Armies, you may also be wondering how the story unfolds after the events of the Avengers, don't expect to find it here.

The threat known as Ultron a computer AI is really menacing and James Spaders voice adds another layer to him, giving him purpose and depth. The added side characters such as The Vision, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch make a nice addition to the assemble.

Without spoiling anything a few things did annoy me that weren't addressed from the previous film there were some flaws and plot inconsistency's, useless side story's that went knowwere, a cheesy romance and unneeded German accents made the avengers hard to tailor.

None the less even though you will find familiar ground here Avengers Age Of Ultron, is a top notch comic book movie with awesome action sequences mixed with Marvels charm, If your looking for an excuse to see the Avengers return to form and are looking for a fun action comic book movie this is the movie for you.

Review By Marc Cassidy