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It finally came, the film we've all been waiting for. Captain America: civil war. In this film the avengers get questioned by the world whether they should quit their jobs as the avengers or stay. At the same time Bucky Barnes the winter soldier comes to captain America for help being a wanted vigilante and a civil war happens when the avengers fight for different rights. When they realize that they're being manipulated by Helmut Zemo a Captain America comic book villain, they bring him to prison. Before this movie I watched Batman versus Superman: dawn of justice and I realized that the plot of both films almost exactly the same. The premise is that the world is scared of the heroes because they destroy cities while fighting villains and that makes them question each other and start fighting each other, but then they realize that they're being manipulated by a smart psychopath and turn on him. There are lots of superheroes in this movie, the main characters are Captain America and Iron man. Captain America's shield strength was changed from being able to with stand the power of being hit with a hammer from a god to getting knocked back 20 meters from a metal fisted punch to going back to being able to with stand anything and not getting knocked back. Iron man in this movie had his powers nerfed to be overpowered by Captain America while they where fighting. The winter soldier was badass as usually but his metal arm changed strength over time as well. The Black Panther appeared in this movie too to avenge the death of his father by trying to murder who he thinks is the killer Bucky Barnes but his character's motivation falls apart when he randomly joins the Iron man team. Spider man, Ant man and Hawkeye appear for an awesome and somewhat funny fight scene in middle which is probably the best part of this movie. The hand-to-hand combat in this movie was pretty hard to follow but still awesome and great as usually. Personally, I wish there had been more of Cross-bow's character as he was killed in the first fight because he's like the coolest looking villain since I don't know... ever. I walked into this movie thinking that the main villain would be Cross-bow but actually he's not, and it's Baron Zemo's son Helmut. Overall Captain America: civil war doesn't disappoint in the action and stunts factor being great and adding humor that's sometimes cheesy but usually funny in the fights that break but the nerfing of weapons, its lack of motivation and over long and sometimes boring 2 hours 30 minutes makes for a film with flaws.
Lots of horror movies are released every year, some are good like "The Babadook" or "10 Cloverfield lane" but most of them are bad usually because they're just not scary. There is no doubt that this film is a good one. It was violent, scary and it felt real. It's about a psycho who stalks someone's house and it didn't overdo it making the psycho look like an unstoppable or super smart person as he was actually quiet clumsy at some moments. The person being stalked was great too as she had disability being both deaf and mute but also really smart as she figured her way out of problems and used her disability to her advantage. However
in this movie the psycho was just a psycho with no motivation. Maybe the film should've explained a little who he is? Where did he come from? Why did he want to kill this random person?
This is probably the first feature length film that I have seen about teenage cyber bullying. It tells a cool story about a teenager that trusts the wrong people and looses her friends, her reputation at school and almost her life. It teaches a valuable lesson about trusting strangers and also has some mystery as she tries to figure out who is the person that pretty much ruined her life. In this film the tension builds up when every next day of her life gets worst and worst.
But at the start of the film the plot twist gets ruined when you see the person who is disguised as a stranger, and it makes no sense what so ever. It's also funny at the end when the main character stands up to her bully and says that "Bullying is not nice." and after that bunch of people stand up and say the same thing which could work in a teen comedy but in a serious movie like this it's just silly and stupid.
The 1967 film gives us fun and great songs, but this film gives us more than that. This film gives us incredible CGI, unbelievably awesome action and great characters, it even gives us 2 songs from the 1967 film. You loved Mowgli, you were terrified by Shere Khan and you laughed at Baloo. When Mowgli was being chased by Shere Khan, it felt so realistic and so awesome with the tension building up. This film deserves it's 95% on rotten tomatoes. Kids will love the action and adults will like the jokes that the characters delivery to us. A must watch for everyone.
But some of the characters in the film didn't feel relevant to the story such as Kaa and King Louie. Also some of the characters in the 1967 film weren't in this film such as Shanti, Mowgli's love interest and the elephants like colonel Hatchi, Hatchi junior and Winifred.